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An award, sometimes known as a distinction, is a sign of honor awarded to a person for their achievements in a particular profession. A decoration is a memento that is supposed to be worn, such as a medal, ribbon, or other object.
Three features can be used to characterize an award: 1) to whom it is provided 2) what 3) by whom, all of which change depending on the aim.
Often, the recipient is a single individual or a representative of a group of people, such as an organization, a sports team, or a country. The prize object might be a decoration, which is a wearable emblem such as a medal, badge, or rosette (award). A token object, such as a certificate, diploma, championship belt, trophy, or plaque, can also be used. A title of honor, as well as an object of direct value, such as prize money or a scholarship, may be included in or accompany the award.
Furthermore, an honorable mention is an award granted, especially in education, that does not confer a better position on the recipient(s) but is worthy of notice in a dignified manner. A state decoration may be bestowed by a sovereign state, dynasty, or other official authority (see source of honour), or by a private organization or individual. Ecclesiastical authority may also be included, as in the case of ecclesiastical prizes.
The Nobel Prize, for example, acknowledges societal accomplishments, whereas the Pulitzer Prize celebrates literary achievements. An award might sometimes be nothing more than a public acknowledgement of achievement, with no actual reward or memento.
Cups are commonly used as awards for sporting events, a custom that dates back to the ancient Greek tripod awarded to champions of athletic competitions. A current example is the Stanley Cup. Employee appreciation awards, on the other hand, are frequently in the shape of plaques or crystal pieces. A monetary reward may be presented to the recipient of an award.
Finally, rather of recognizing triumph, an award may honor participation. The propriety of participation rewards for pupils in American schools is a source of debate.
Phaleristics, an auxiliary science of history and numismatics that analyzes orders, fraternities, and award goods like as medals and other decorations, is a related field to rewards.
The Academy Prizes, often known as the Oscars, are a set of awards given out in the film industry for creative and technical achievement. They are often considered to be the most prestigious and significant awards in the entertainment business. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) awards are a worldwide acknowledgement of excellence in cinematic accomplishments as determined by the voting membership of the Academy. The winners of each category get a replica of a golden statuette as a prize, formally known as the “Academy Award of Merit,” but more frequently known as the “Oscar.” The figurine is in the style of Art Deco and represents a knight.
George Stanley sculpted the trophy after seeing a concept draft by Cedric Gibbons. In what would become known as the 1st Academy Awards, AMPAS originally awarded it in 1929 at a private luncheon given by Douglas Fairbanks in The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. In 1930, the Academy Awards ceremony was aired on radio for the first time, and in 1953, it was shown on television for the first time. It is the world’s oldest entertainment awards show, and it is currently aired live throughout the world. The Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music are all fashioned after the Academy Awards. Since its debut in 1929, the Oscars have been given out 3,140 times. They’re usually regarded as the most prestigious and well-known competition honors in the entertainment industry.