|Have you just
been put in charge of ordering awards for your next event? If so this
is the place for you. Benton Trophy & Awards is a strong believer that
awards and recognition are important to everybody. Not just the little
league champion or the head of your corporate franchise. Just as
important as the award is the way that that the award is presented in
the awards banquet.
Below is just
a sample of what we feel makes a great award or recognition for that
special individual in your team, company or organization. The foremost
reason to give awards is to recognize someone or group of people for
their outstanding achievements or accomplishments. You want the award
recipient to feel good about themselves and there accomplishments that
made them the recipient of your fine award. Don't just pass out the
award during a lunch break, or in the hallway, but make a special
event out of it. This can be done in numerous ways. Think of your
favorite awards program on television, whether it be the academy
awards or the super bowl. They all have a time set aside to honor that
recipient in a special way. If you have a meeting every week or once a
month, set aside a certain meeting to honor that individual. This does
not need to take the entire meeting time, only a portion. This will
not only help your employee morale, but also they will be excited to
go to the meeting. You can also set a date for an award banquet
Why is it important to recognize and
what are the
benefits to our business or organization.
No matter how large or small your award
presentation is, below are a few friendly pointers to consider.
1. There are three main elements
to every award presentation: the award recipients, the presenter(s) of
the awards and most importantly the awards themselves.
2. There are many styles
and sizes or awards. Make sure that the award mimics the achievement.
What we mean by this is that if it is for your employee of the year,
it should be more prestigious than one for employee of the month.
3 Always make sure
that the presenter has all the pertinent information including the
proper spelling or pronunciation of there name. Nothing looks worse
that presenting the award to a recipient and pronouncing there name
wrong or the award being engraved wrong. Being in the awards industry,
we know how easy it is to misspell or not catch a spelling error. Most
times we have multiple employees do spell checks on awards, if we fell
their may be a possibility of misspelling. However the major thing is
the recipients name. There are many ways of spelling names, so be
careful when you put your information together and double or triple
check. This will help minimize or alleviate any chance of errors on
either our end or yours.
4. The size of the awards
presentation should also mimic the importance of the achievement
itself. After all achievements for a full year deserve more fanfare
than that of a monthly recipient.
5. It is important to
develop an agenda for the awards ceremony so that everything goes off
without a hitch. Whether it is an elaborate corporate awards banquet
or a small meeting.
6. The most important aspect
is also the budget. Evaluate your budget for the awards banquet. Many
companies or groups have a set amount of money designated for awards
or recognition. Don't go overboard on your budget and break the bank
account, but also don't but the least expensive award you can
find. Decide what you can spend per award and give us a call with any
questions that you may have at (800)568-7595 or (320) 252-4321
7. In order for the award to have the greatest impact you
need to create an excitement about the award. This can be done by
posting flyers or notes in the office, announcing the upcoming award
in weekly meetings and or at practice/meetings for your sport.
8. If you have questions about
presenting awards or choosing the best award for your unique situation
please give us a call. One of our friendly staff will be glad to work
with you to make your awards and presentation an event to remember for
years to come.
We have plans to make more information
available regarding awards banquets in the future, including a form
for planning your next event.
As always if you have any questions or
want help designing your awards for that special event, give us a call
at (800) 568-7495 or (320) 252-4321 or email and we will be glad to