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.
- Nobel Prize - Annual international awards in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics
- Oscars, The - Annual awards granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in various categories
- Prometheus Awards - Annual awards (Best Novel, Hall of Fame) granted by the Libertarian Futurist Society
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