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An award is something given to a person, a group of people, like a sports team, or an organization in recognition of their excellence in a certain field.[1][2] An award may be accompanied by trophy, title, certificate, commemorative plaque, medal, badge, pin, or ribbon. An award may carry a monetary prize given to the recipient. For example: the Nobel Prize
Prize
for contributions to society, or the Pulitzer prize for literary achievements. An award may also simply be a public acknowledgment of excellence, without any tangible token or prize of excellence.

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1 Overview 2 Honorable mention 3 States 4 See also 5 References 6 External Links

Overview[edit] Awards can be given by any person or institution, although the prestige of an award usually depends on the status of the awarder. Usually, awards are given by an organization of some sort, or by the office of an official within an organization or government.[3] For instance, a special presidential citation (as given by the President of the United States) is a public announcement giving an official place of honor (e.g., President Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
gave a special presidential citation in 1984 to the Disney Channel
Disney Channel
for its excellent children's television programming.) However, there are exceptions like some quality labels, for which it is neither person nor organizations that are rewarded, but products. This is the case for the World Quality Selections organized by Monde Selection. These international awards are assigned to beverages, foods, cosmetics and diet products, which stand out for their quality.[4] People who have won certain prestigious awards, such as the Nobel Prize, a championship title in a sport, or an Academy Award
Academy Award
(Oscar), can have the award become their identity, thereafter being known primarily for winning the award, rather than for any other achievement or occupation.[citation needed] To distinctly be categorized as an 'Award', rather than some other type of ceremonial or arbitrary recognition, there should be a clear process of nominations, award criteria, and appropriate judging process. Generally, recognition by a set of peers, acknowledging quality of work, rather than a 'popularity contest' is considered to be an authentic award. Some prestigious and authentic awards include:

Golden Globes
Golden Globes
– The statuettes are manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards.[5] MTV Video Music Award
MTV Video Music Award
– The moonman is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards.[6] Academy of Country Music Awards
Academy of Country Music Awards
– The “hat” trophy is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards.[7] Billboard Music Award
Billboard Music Award
– The trophy is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards.[8] The Asian Awards
The Asian Awards
– The worlds only pan-Sector, pan-Asian Awards ceremony.[9] NAACP Image Award – The trophy is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards.[10] The Nigeria Safety Award
Award
for Excellence Hall of Fame (9jaSAFE Award) – 9jaSAFE Award
Award
is Nigeria most recognized Health Safety and Environment Award.[11] Africaleadership award one of the most recognize in africa [12]

One common type of award in the United States
United States
is the Employee of the Month award, where typically the recipients' names are listed in a prominent place in the business for that month. Mock awards, which typically recognize failures or atypical achievements, are also popular.[13] They are usually given by people and organizations of lower or average prestige, such as comical organizations and individual writers. Popular mock awards include:

Golden Raspberry Awards
Golden Raspberry Awards
(Razzies), a satirical counterpart to the Academy Award
Academy Award
which recognizes the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer Ig Nobel Prize, a satirical counterpart to the Nobel Prize, given for achievements that "first make people laugh, and then make them think." Darwin Awards, "given to people who seem to improve the human gene pool by accidentally killing or sterilizing themselves during a foolish or careless mistake."

A common mock award is the wooden spoon, given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition. A more common "last place," mock award is the Half Fast award; most often the trophy given for this award is the back half of horse figure. Some awards are given only after a fee is paid by the recipient, such as the German Design Award.

The Kentucky Derby Trophy
Trophy
is an award worth $70,000 with an estimated 1000 man hours of labor.

Honorable mention[edit] An honorable mention is an award, prize or recognition given to something that does not make it to a higher standing but is worth mentioning in an honorable way. States[edit] States may also use awards such as medals and orders of merit to honour their citizens. These awards usually form part of a system honouring people and is often refers to as an honours system. See also[edit]

Award
Award
ceremony List of prizes, medals and awards Order (distinction) SME One Asia Awards

References[edit]

^ "Definition of award in English". English Oxford Living Dictionaries. Retrieved 21 May 2017.  ^ "Meaning of "award" in the English Dictionary". Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 21 May 2017.  ^ "The Honours System". GOV.UK. UK Government. Retrieved 21 May 2017.  ^ "Our Mission". Monde Selection. Retrieved 21 May 2017.  ^ Palermo, Elizabeth. "Golden Globe Creator Eyes the Prize
Prize
All Year Long". businessnewsdaily.com. Business News Daily. Retrieved 10 January 2013.  ^ Palermo, Elizabeth. "Golden Globe Creator Eyes the Prize
Prize
All Year Long". businessnewsdaily.com. Business News Daily. Retrieved 10 January 2013.  ^ Palermo, Elizabeth. "Golden Globe Creator Eyes the Prize
Prize
All Year Long". businessnewsdaily.com. Business News Daily. Retrieved 10 January 2013.  ^ King, Ted. "Famous awards made at Grove, Oklahoma". pryordailytimes.com. Pryor Daily Times. Retrieved 18 June 2014.  ^ Dotiwala, Jasmine. "Asian Awards show Global Power Take Over". huffingtonpost.co.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2014.  ^ Knight, Meribah. "Why the manufacturer of the Oscars doesn't like how the story ends". chicagobusiness.com. Chicago Business. Retrieved 18 June 2014.  ^ "Nigeria Safety Award
Award
for Excellence (9jaSAFE)". awards.safetyrecordng.com. Safety Record Newspaper company. Retrieved 21 May 2017.  ^ "Africa Leadership Award, Africa". lemauricien.com. Le Mauricien. Retrieved 22 April 2017.  ^ Ken Bensinger (2006-12-14). "The Bogies: Radar nominates the most bogus awards in America". Radar Online. Archived from the original on 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 

External Links[edit]

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Phaleristics

Orders, decorations, medals, awards, and honours

Orders

Order of chivalry
Order of chivalry
(Military order (in Spain)) Order of merit Dynastic order Royal family order

Other distinctions

Military orders, awards, and decorations

List/List of highest, Campaign medal

Ecclesiastical decoration Civil awards and decorations

Award Prize Medal List

Offices, titles, and styles

Grand Master Chancellor Assessor Bailiff Commander Knight Dame Officer Hospitaller Prior Chaplain Master of ceremonies Postulant Squire Page

Jurisdictions

Charter Bailiwick Chapter Commandry Obedience Grand Lodge Lodge

People

Grand Masters of chivalric orders Recipients of orders, decorations, and medals Award
Award
winners

Ceremonies and events

Accolade Vigil Feoffment Vow Passage fee Collar day

Regalia, insignia, and related

Livery collar

Collar

Grand Cross Ribbon

Necklet Sash

Medal
Medal
(Gold, Silver, Bronze) Medal
Medal
bar Service ribbon Rosette Award
Award
pin

Jewellery
Jewellery
and symbols

Ribbon
Ribbon
award Devotional medal Badge
Badge
(Heraldic badge) Brooch Ring Lapel pin Collar pin Tie clip Tie pin Service lapel button

Legitimation

Fount of honour International Commission on Orders of Chivalry

Related organisations

Fraternity Guild Honor
Honor
society Learned society Gentlemen's club Fraternal order Self-styled order

Related concepts

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