Giving out appreciation awards is a great way to recognize your employees, sports team members or vendors for their contributions to your organization. Not only does the recipient feel good about receiving the award, but it can raise morale for your entire group as well. Whatever the occasion, the wording of your appreciation award is just as important as the award itself. Here's how to plan out your inscription to create the biggest positive impact. 

Who: The Recipient's Name 

Of course, you'll want to include the name of the person receiving the appreciation award. While it may seem like such a simple thing, this extra bit of personalization will make your intended recipient feel truly special and appreciated. You can include their title or position as well, space permitting. 

What: The Title of the Award 

This is where you will explain what the award is for. Try to be brief. Phrases like "Highest Sales," "Employee of the Month," "Most Improved Player," or "Top Donor," get your point across without taking up too much space on your award. You'll be able to include more details later if you have space remaining. 

When: The Date or Year 

Be sure to include the time period that the award is for, like a particular date, month or simply the year. This way, your recipient will be able to look back fondly on the occasion and remember when it happened. It will also help to distinguish the awards if a particular recipient has earned awards on multiple occasions. 

Where: The Name of Your Organization 

Don't forget to include the name of your company, team or other organization. This is particularly important when giving appreciation awards to those outside of your group, as the award can serve as marketing material for your company as well. 

Why: The Details of the Achievement 

With any remaining space you have left over after including the important details described above, you can provide more information about the reason for the appreciation award. For example, if you are rewarding your top-performing seller, you could include the dollar amount of their total sales. For sports applications, you could list impressive statistics for a particular player. 

Appreciation Award Wording Ideas 

When planning the engraved portion of your appreciation award, it is important to choose your words carefully. You want to convey your gratitude in a way that sounds sincere and thoughtful. Keep it simple so that it doesn't sound too over-the-top. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: 

  • In appreciation of your tireless efforts 
  • Thanks for all of your hard work 
  • Thank you for your generous contribution to our team 
  • Keep up the great work! 

Try to tailor your message to your specific organization so that your award doesn't give off the impression of being generic. You'll want to personalize your award as much as possible to show the recipient how much you truly care about and appreciate them. 

Expert Design Assistance for Your Appreciation Award 

Able Recognition can help with the design process for your award. We offer a wide variety of styles, including crystal awards, engraved plaques, cups, trophies and more. We can even create entirely custom awards to suit your unique needs. 

Our associates are always happy to help you hone and refine your ideas before we go to production, offering expert advice and guidance along the way. Even if you have no idea where to start, we know the right questions to ask to get the inspiration flowing. 

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and start designing your custom appreciation award.