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Being recognized for your hard work is important to anyone. As an organization leader, it’s your job to motivate the group and show them that their efforts matter. This can be done through awards. While there are many options to choose from, you may want to consider awarding them with a plaque. Plaques are a symbol of long term recognition and motivation for the individual, and serve a variety of benefits past the initial granting of the award. Here are some of the benefits that can help your organization when you use plaque awards to show gratitude towards your members or employees.

Personalized Engraving

The cool part about plaques is that they are typically engraved on. Unlike other forms of awards, the main component of the award is the engraving, and that’s going to be what everyone focuses on. This is your chance to write something sweet and memorable for the hard working individual. You’re also able to put their name in large letters, showing that it was personally designed for them. Most plaques will also feature an engraving of something meaningful to the company, acting as a reminder of the group as a whole.


The main reason that anyone would want to receive a plaque award is so that it can be mounted directly on a wall or door. Almost every other kind of award can’t be directly placed on the wall, and requires a shelf or some sort of assistance to be mounted. Professionally designed plaque awards have little notches in the back to make it easy to hang them up. This benefits both your organization and the individual.

If hung at home, the individual has a constant reminder that the organization appreciates their hard work. It can be displayed somewhere easily seen, so that they view it on almost a daily occurrence. The plaque award will be a daily dose of motivation and inspiration, and you’ll see a continued drive in their efforts as a result.

On the flip side, plaques can also be mounted in the work place. Some employees will choose to place them on the outside of their door if they have a personal office, but they can also be mounted on a specific recognition area. Most commonly you hear about employee of the month walls, which show the picked employee for the past few months or maybe even just show the most recent employee. This motivates workers to try and get themselves up on the wall so that they get recognition throughout the organization and from clients and customers.


Plaques are easy to personalize and can be put in plain site so that the individual and others can easily see it. Being mounted, it reminds everyone that the organization does show gratitude to it’s hard workers. An engraved plaque will promote long term commitment with the group, and show employees that they are valued. Show your workers or members that they are a valued part of the team.

Elegant trophy ball

Recognition is one of the driving forces behind motivation. Being recognized for a job well done is enough to keep you going, and motivates you to work hard at what you do. A lack of recognition does the exact opposite, making you feel unappreciated and demotivated to work as hard as you do. One way to reward those in your organization who deserve recognition is to offer them either a trophy or statue award, showing that you appreciate their drive and energy and congratulate them on their successes for the group.

Why Pick Trophies or Statues?

The simplest way to thank someone is with a certificate, which is basically a piece of paper that is going to get ruined or stored away never to be seen again. Trophies and statues are useful as decorations of a person’s success. They can be displayed on a shelf and used in different areas of the home. Some people even keep a personal shelf dedicated to their trophies. Recognizing someone with a trophy or statue gives them more of a memory than something as simple as a certificate because it’s something that they can reflect on from time to time instead of storing and forgetting.

Shows More Gratitude

Trophies and statue awards show true gratitude. They are harder to obtain than a certificate, and cost a bit of money and effort to produce. If you were in the receiver’s shoes, would you appreciate receiving a trophy instead of a certificate? It’s really that simple. Trophies can also be engraved. This symbolizes a long term appreciation for the group member’s efforts.


If you want group members to stay with your organization for the long term and to continue to work hard, then you need to recognize them and award them when it’s due. A trophy or statue is a good way to do just that. It will act as a reminder every day when they wake up in their home and see that trophy sitting on the shelf. Having that memory could be exactly what they need to motivate themselves. A certificate or card won’t last long and will be stored away or forgotten. Not to mention the fact that trophies and statues are more customizable and you can come up with a more personal design for the person receiving the award.

The best way to motivate workers is to award them for their hard work, often in the form of an actual award such as a trophy, plaque, or certificate. It’s most effective to offer awards for those employees that show outstanding leadership skills. Leadership awards can prove to be very effective in a business setting. Leaders drive your team, work hard, and show commitment to the organization’s long term goals. These are the individuals that you want to honor and point out to keep them motivated, and maybe even inspire other workers to be like them.


The biggest benefit to awarding any employee, being a leader or just a hard worker, is to motivate them to keep up the good work. People become uninspired when they work hard over a long period of time and don’t get any recognition for it. Your leaders are the last people you want to become demotivated, as that has a chain effect throughout your organization. When the person everyone is looking up to isn’t confident in the organization, nobody will be. Offering a leadership award will motivate them to keep working hard and show that you recognize the effort they are putting into the group’s goals.


Leadership awards show more than just gratitude to the leader of your group. It shows that the head of your organization is paying attention, and is looking to point out the people that are really making a difference within the group. This gets people inspired, as people are often motivated to work harder if there is some sort of reward for their efforts. Nobody wants to put their heart and soul into something if there’s no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Handing out a leadership award will inspire others to take on leadership roles, which greatly benefits your organization.


You don’t want to lose the strong members of your group. Losing leaders will often mean that you’ll lose other members of the group as well. Instead, you can give out leadership awards, making leaders less inclined to leave the group because they now have a sort of commitment to continue working hard towards the organization’s goals. A happy employee is someone that is not only going to put a lot of effort into their work, but is an employee that is more likely to stay for the long term.

If you want to recognize an employee, athlete, or outstanding individual, the best way to do it is by offering up an award. They are inexpensive and show recognition to those that have worked hard either for you, or to accomplish a certain goal. One common material used in designing awards is glass. They have a nice look to them and are easy to engrave, but like any other material they aren’t perfect. Here are the benefits and disadvantages to using glass awards.


The first benefit is that they are cost effective. Glass is relatively cheap, and so mass producing awards out of glass is a good way to save some money. If you’re on a budget, they can be a good alternative to crystal or metal awards without having to go to something as fake feeling as plastic.

Another advantage is the fact that they feel really professional. Plastic awards just feel dull and fake, which may make a person think that you don’t respect their achievements as much and the award is meaningless. Glass on the other hand shows that the award is professionally made and means something.

Glass awards also look really nice. There’s a reason that they are produced so often. As stated previously, they look professional. It’s also possible to engrave directly in the glass, allowing you to put in a logo, quote, or even some personal sentiment about the individual receiving the award.


The biggest fault with glass awards is that they are often fragile. Awards are meant to last a long time, and picking out a material that breaks easily does not ensure that the award will be around for years to come. However, when precaution is taken and human error doesn’t cause them to break, they do outlast other materials and won’t look worn down in a couple years. As a little tip, use a heavy base with glass awards to keep them balanced so that they don’t tip over easily.

Glass awards can also be pretty hefty, especially if you’re offering up a large trophy. This isn’t a big downfall, but it makes mounting them a little more difficult than awards made of cheaper materials. If you’re going with a slim design, then the weight won’t be a big factor, but you do raise the risk of breakage since slimmer designs are less durable.