Sometimes customers are unsure of the wording that should appear on awards. Appreciation awards can be an effective way to say "Thank You" and show someone that you've noticed their commitment and success. This can be accomplished with the help of a few thoughtful words on a plaque.
Some features should always appear on awards such as the recipients name and the date the award is given, but others, such as the message, are left up to interpretation depending on the award.
If you follow some basics listed below, the task of composing a concise and meaningful message is not all that hard. A colour photo or logo may be added to most of our awards to make a truly personalized and treasured gift.
THE "W's" of an Award
What, Who, Why, When, and Where is an easy formula that will help you to remember what elements to include in an award composition.
Your award content can be divided into four sections:
1. WHAT is the award about or who is presenting the award? (The Award Title and/or a Logo or photo).
2. WHO is receiving the award? (The Award Recipient’s Name).
3. WHY is the recipient honored? (The Award Message).
4. WHEN (the date) and WHERE is the award presented? (The signature).