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Award or decoration

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Some of the trophies earned by the NJROTC unit of Port Charlotte High School.

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 a 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 recognizes contributions to society, while the Pulitzer prize honors literary achievements. An award may also simply be a public acknowledgment of excellence, without any tangible token or prize.

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:

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.

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  1. ^ "Definition of award in English". English Oxford Living Dictionaries. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Meaning of "award" in the English Dictionary". Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 21 May 2017.

Further readingEdit

  • English, James F. (2008). The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Cultural Value. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674030435.

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