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. 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 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. 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.
A decoration is an object, such as a medal or an order's insignia, that is awarded to honor the recipient (see List of prizes, medals and awards). It may be awarded by a sovereign state (see state decoration), a fount of honour or an organization, and can include:
- Civil awards and decorations (and Category:Civil awards and decorations)
- Military awards and decorations (and Category:Military awards and decorations)
- see Category:Military awards and decorations by country
- see Category:Orders, decorations, and medals by country
- Award ceremony
- List of prizes, medals and awards
- Order (distinction)
- SME One Asia Awards
- Decoration (disambiguation)
- English, James F. (2008). The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Cultural Value. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674030435.
|Look up award or decoration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
|Wikidata has the property: