In life, there are always occasions that requires celebration. It could be at school, in society, in professional or in business. Being told you have done something well or being appreciated for your efforts is a powerful thing. Have you ever won an award, medal or trophy in your life?
I do not know about you, but I think it actually feels good to be appreciated.
Competition is good. It helps you to become a better version of yourself. Winning an award, medal or trophy after a competition is one way winners are appreciated.
These days, there even medals of participation. You get something for being part of the competition or whatever it is you were involved in.
What is an award?
An award is something you receive as a token of recognition of excellence in a certain field.
This token can be a medal, a ribbon or something else designed for wearing. When you get this, it is referred to as a decoration.
In other instances, you are going to get a trophy.
An award can be described by three aspects; who is given, what is given and by whom, all varying according to purpose.
Have you ever won an award, medal or trophy?
There are many people who have won an award, medal or trophy. I do not know whether you have won one or not.
I am asking you this because I do believe it is possible for you to win. You can do this in school, sports, your career or business.
It would be great for you to create a story about your awards or medals, and use that to inspire others.
How to win an Award, Medal or Trophy
If you are considering having an award, medal or trophy today, you will need to find a way in which you can win one.
This is how to win an award, medal or trophy;
- Be the best at what you do.
- Enter the competition.
- Understand what it takes to win
These are some of the ideas that will help you win an award, a medal or a trophy in your area of interest.
Is a Medal a Trophy – Difference between a Medal or Trophy
It is important for you to know the difference between a medal and a trophy.
This is something I have noticed people confuse, and I want to help you.
A medal is a stamped metal disc or a individual ornament used as a individual achievement.
On the other hand, trophy is a shield awarded for success in a competition usually for a team achievement.
Why you have never won an award or trophy
One of the common things I hear from people is ‘I have never won an award or trophy’
There are very many reasons why this could be the case. I will try and explain some of the reasons why you have never won an award or trophy.
You do not take risks
Taking risks is key component of winning in life. It is same for awards and trophies.
You should make and take calculated risks when considering what awards program to participate in.
Like investments, you should take a risk, apply for an award or try to win a trophy. You might win some, and it is also possible you will lose some.
It is all part of the process.
Not applying for award programs.
Whether for business or individuals, most award programs usually have an application process.
This takes place before the announcement of winners is made.
If you do not make the application or follow the process, you will be disqualified and miss on winning an award or trophy.
Ensure that you look out for your industry awards and apply when they call out for entries.
Failure to participate in competition.
Have you been participating at competitions?
If the answer is no, then that is the reason you are not wnning awards or trophies.
Failure to participate at award programs or competitions is one reason stopping many people from winning trophies.
It is possible that your poor performance is stopping you from winning an award.
Given that the winners get recognised, you have not received a trophy because you have not won.
It is important that you improve your performance if you would want to win the competition.
How You Can Make a Trophy
Have you ever won an award, medal or trophy? This is a rhetoric question.
As you think about the above, and try to remember if you have won or not, let me throw is a spanner in the works.
Do you know how you can make a trophy? You might wonder why you need to learn this skill.
You can make a trophy from home. It is also possible for you to make a custom-made trophy, medal or award.
A trophy is not designed as an entire piece; instead, it is broken into several components that are designed and redesigned; an assembler then chooses individual components to make a trophy.
First there is the base upon which the entire trophy sits. This is often plastic made to look like marble or wood.
What do you write on a trophy?
Cat got your tongue? No problem! If you’re looking for a way to show your staff, team, or customers that you recognise their excellence, commitment and passion, we’re here to help. No matter who you are, or whom the recipient is, there are five key questions to ask:
- Who the recognition is for – This would include the name and title.
- The reason for the recognition.
- Where do they work or operate from. Also, who is sponsoring the award? The idea is to find out if it is a company, or a specific person.
- Think of the time frame. Is it a month, an year, a decade or a lifetime?
- Reason for the person’s recognition.
By asking and answering these questions, you can be able to tailor an award that allows you to express your appreciation to the recipient through a lasting gift.
These are the key bits of information you will want to think about including.
You can also look into additional elements such as quotes, signatures and logos.
Things like images or other design elements can also be added to align with brand values or make the trophy or plaque more
In conclusion, if you have ever won an award, a medal or a trophy, you know it feels good.
It validates your ideas or concepts while encouraging you to continue being the best at what you do.
Winning an award or a trophy is great. It can help your career or your business from the publicity you would getting from winning.
Businesses and brand use the opportunity to showcase their products or services each time they win an award.