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Employee Awards & Recognition: Personalize How You Honor Achievement

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Employee awards and recognition are crucial for businesses that want to keep staff happy and motivated. From annual big awards ceremonies to monthly or weekly recognition meetings, acknowledging the effort your employees put into their work helps to:

Strengthen teams, who are able to see the contributions their co-workers are making

Inspire other employees to perform better

Maintain high-performance momentum for award recipients

Foster company trust and loyalty

Decrease absenteeism, turnover, and stress in the workplace

The best part about implementing an employee award program is that it yields a positive return on investment and fits all budgets and needs.


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Trophy Awards

Our collection of corporate trophy awards include stylish, heavy weight glass awards that are affordable but with high presentation value, exclusive high-end crystal trophies that come in a variety of shapes & sizes, and dozens of acrylic trophies perfect for any budget.


Celebration Vase Corporate Gift Glacier Acrylic Award Corporate Gift Achievement Is Everything Vase Corporate Gift Driven to Shine Star Acrylic Award Corporate Gift Exceptional Superstar Acrylic Award Corporate Gift Blue Peak Reflection Acrylic Award Corporate Gift Star Obelisk Crystal Award Corporate Gift Flame Glass Award Corporate Gift

Instant Recognition

Instantly recognize members of the team with cost effective employee recognition gifts. Honor years of service to teamwork and much more with lapel pin awards. Recognize & discover the impact of affordable medallions & challenge coins.


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Award Plaques

From traditional engraved wallnut plaques to modern full-color printed designs, you are sure to find the perfect recognition plauqes.


Service Path Gunmetal Individual Award Plaque Corporate Gift Above & Beyond Gunmetal Individual Award Plaque Corporate Gift Ambition Tree Gunmetal Individual Award Plaque Corporate Gift Excellence Eagle Gunmetal Individual Award Plaque Corporate Gift Leadership Leaf Gunmetal Individual Award Plaque Corporate Gift Excellence Azalea Gunmetal Individual Award Plaque Corporate Gift Rosewood Excellence Award Plaque Corporate Gift Star 3D Presentation Award Plaque Corporate Gift

Why Choose Awards and Recognition Products From Successories?

When you order recognition awards from Successories, your business can look forward to elevated service that ensures you are completely satisfied with your order, or your money back with our 30-day guarantee. Our Awards Advantage means you get free engraving and a free logo on your award, plus no setup fees. Your awards ship in five days after artwork approval, and we even offer one-day shipping and quantity discounts.

Successories is an awards provider you can rely on and return to whenever you need a special award for someone in your business. They’ll love what they receive, and you’ll love the business results. Shop employee awards and recognition products today.

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Leadership Wedge Glass Award Exceptional Superstar Acrylic Award Glacier Acrylic Award Star Obelisk Crystal Award Blue Diamond Reflection Acrylic Award Leadership Curved Glass Award Slant Glass Award
Teamwork Sculpture Glass Award Diamond Service Crystal Award Celebration Vase Aspire Star Tower Acrylic Award True Star Acrylic Award Blue Vision Eagle Acrylic Award Standard of Excellence Award

Types of Awards

You can find a custom award at Successories to fit any type of job and every type of person. Select from plaques, certificates and trophies in a range of sizes, materials and prices. Avoid the one-size-fits-all approach to recognition. Instead, find one that truly speaks to the individual employee, providing the special recognition you want to give to honor his accomplishments.

Here is a quick run-down of our collection of awards:

Acrylic Awards

Select from over 80 individual models, in a mix of shapes including glacier, peak, stars, diamonds, round, tower, cornerstone, cascade, dome, heart, gem, apple, summit and more. One of our top favorites is the Gold Diamond Reflection design, which can be made in assorted colors like gold, silver and blue to represent First, Second and Third place winners.

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Gem Acrylic Award
Rating: rating | Reviewer: JOHN of LAS VEGAS

Gem Acrylic Award

4 STARS
NICE


Crystal Awards

You can choose from over 90 types of awards made from crystal in a wide array of colors, shapes, sizes and prices. Check out this popular design:

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Spirit of Excellence Crystal Award
Rating: | Reviewer: Joy of Blue Bell, PA

Spirit of Excellence Crystal Award

I buy this every year!
This is the most elegant of all of your awards. We have ordered it over the last 4 years for our Top Performer at our Annual Awards Banquet. Our logo is the Eagle so it is perfect for what we represent!


Glass Awards

Our selection of 35 unique glass awards includes clocks, vases, abstracts, geometrics, globes, pendants and plates. Customers love this dramatic glass award:

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Ribbon Glass Award
Rating: rating | Reviewer: Jean of Burlington, Ontario Canada

Ribbon Glass Award

Unique Item
It is a beautiful piece and very unique because of the hand blown glass. It has to be handled carefully because the glass ball on the top is a little heavy for the base. Also, there isn't a lot of room for the engraving when the logo is added. This piece will be awarded to one of our staff for their community service work this past year. We plan to make this award our community service award piece for future recipients.


Plaque Awards

We have plaques for every occasion. Choose from full color, brass, classic, motivational images, iconic graphics and a wide choice of woods. For example, our service award plaque awards provides a stunning setting for your words of recognition.

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Teamwork Rowers Rosewood Vertical Perpetual Plaque
Rating: | Reviewer: Jason of Minnesota

Teamwork Rowers Rosewood Vertical Perpetual Plaque

Outstanding Plaque, you won't regret it.
Outstanding product looks very professional the artwork is even better than I expected. The picture hanging bar had its own level which made hanging the frame level easier and was a added bonus. Once I hung it up I had our first employee of the month so excited to see his name in writing that he took a picture with his cell phone so he could show his friends, by the end of the week we had employees going out of their way to try and win next month already so its had a positive aspect at our work place. I did have issues getting a copy of the proof and the staff at Successories was very helpful and quickly responded to my emails it turned out to be a issue on my end. My only con for the product is it is high gloss that can make it hard to see at times, but that does not detract for the beauty of the product, Top Notch.


Certificate Awards

Successories offers 50 exclusive designs to suit any and every type of certificate for your business. You can choose motivational images on high quality certificate paper, special folders and frames, as well as seals and foils.

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Success Sunrise Tree Certificate Paper
Rating: rating | Reviewer: MMT of Atlanta, Georgia

Success Sunrise Tree Certificate Paper

Sunrise Certificates were at HIT!
Leaders for the entire school system were given 9 coins to recognize an exemplary employee each month. We chose to nominate several employees and give coins to the top 3 for the quarter. These individuals also received the sunrise tree certificates. They were a "BIG" hit!


Years of Service Awards

Choose from 20 different styles and materials when you want to recognize an employee on an anniversary. One popular model is the Sapphire Sparkling Performance Years Service Award, a bright blue gem set off by a clear platform.

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Gold Champion Award
Rating: rating | Reviewer: Sandman of Fayetteville, NC

Gold Champion Award

Good award!
None.


Star Awards

Recognize your top staff with a star-shaped award for excellence and achievement. We have over 40 designs in a range of materials, sizes, colors and prices. This star award gets high marks from our customers, with its classic design.

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Sales Crystal Star Award
Rating: | Reviewer: PaulaV of Apple Valley, MN

Sales Crystal Star Award

Liked it so much, ordered two instead.
Great customer service and quick design turnaround


Eagle Awards

Bald eagles connote power and achievement. Recognize your high flyers with one of over 20 eagle designs, available in glass, stone, crystal, acrylic, wood and metal.

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Dare to Soar Brass Medallion
Rating: | Reviewer: Dee of Atlanta, Ga

Dare to Soar Brass Medallion

Dare to Soar for our Future Leaders!
We use the Dare to Soar Medallions for our ATT Graduations for our College Hire Program. As these young leaders go out into the workforce we want the to stay inspired.


Buying Employee Awards Online

Buying awards for your employees can be fun and easy if you have a plan. Any carefully crafted awards program needs an equally thoughtful award buying process. The goal is to purchase something that is...

• In an acceptable price range
• Suitable for the program you've constructed
• Appreciated by your employees
• Produced and presented on schedule

Doing all of this simultaneously is a cinch if you follow our step-by-step guide.

1. Establish a Budget

For big programs like yearly or quarterly award ceremonies, it's critical to budget an amount that reflects the importance of the event. However, you're likely offering more than one trophy or plaque to a single employee. That's why it's important to construct a budget beforehand.

First, decide how many awards you would like to distribute.

Consider what would be most appropriate for the occasion. Would you like to give first, second and third prizes for the top three employees? Would you like to give supplemental awards to workers with positive attitudes that don't necessarily perform as highly? Do you want to recognize employees that constantly receive good customer feedback?

If you want to do all of the above, the budget will have to reflect this. First, solidify the number of awards and what each will signify.

Second, make a rough estimate about how much you would like to spend on each particular reward.

There are few scenarios when you would want to spend the same amount on each item. A first place employee awards is conventionally more valuable than a third place award, and you may regard top performers differently compared to workers with positive attitudes.

With that in mind, don't merely divide the budget by the amount of awards. Pick specific price points for each. Here's an example based on a $1000 budget:

• First prize top performer award: $250 ea.
• Second prize top performer award: $150 ea.
• Third price top performer award: $100 ea.
• General recognition awards: $50 ea.

If you are awarding many employees who have reached the same level of achievement, establish an overall budget and divide by the number of recipients. This should be done for Year of Service awards (which are distributed when an employee reaches an anniversary milestone such as 5 or 10 or 25 years) or when sales associates all exceed their. For example, all employees that are approaching the 10-year milestone should receive an award over $100.

Once you have these rough estimates, it's time to see what you can afford.

2. Look for the Most Appropriate Awards

There are hundreds of different gifts you can give to your employees, and you can stretch your dollar pretty far if you know what you're looking for.

Start by picking what type of award you would like to offer for each category. Should the top performers receive a plaque, trophy, certificate, medallion, frame or a different kind of personalized item? What about the outstanding customer service winner? Should the item be showcased on the office wall for everyone to see or is it a gift for the employee's trophy case at home? Check the price range between these items and pick something suitable.

Then, compare specific materials and designs in that category. Typically, an award can demand a different price based on how elaborately it's constructed and what it's made out of.

The most relevant example pertains to glass, acrylic and crystal trophies. While they may look similar, the material varies in quality. Acrylic is typically cheaper and more durable. Glass is a little more fragile and pricey. And crystal normally is at the top of the price spectrum, being the most brilliant in quality and requiring the most expertise to craft.

3. Personalize the Award

Making an award unique to your employees is a necessary step in the process. A blank award without a name or a particular message could mean anything. By adding a personalized message and the name of the recipient, you're directly recognizing their achievements and expressing your gratitude as well as the company's. You'll have to keep a few things in mind, however.

Certain awards have character restrictions.

Not every trophy has a lot of surface area to use for a message. If you want to say a lot, find something with a large flat surface. Then again, you can open up your options with a pithy message. Write what you're going to say – and this may vary for employee to employee – and then sort through what's available.

Adding your company logo requires a certain file type.

Engraving a logo is tricky business. It requires a file that can stretch the art without becoming blurry. This vector format is usually a .eps or .ai file. If you only have a .jpg image of your company logo, don't fret! Other formats can be converted for a nominal fee, and we'll hold onto the new vector file for any of your future orders.

Personalizing awards comes with a time commitment.

We want to get everything right. If you have a custom message or logo, your award may go through a proofing process so you can approve the personalization before your order is sent. Of course, this takes a little bit of time – typically 2 days for set up and 5 days for production, large quantity orders may take more time, so budget respectfully.

Organization is critical.

With multiple reward recipients and various personalized messages, it can be a struggle to get everything in order. Design a spreadsheet that coordinates the specific award with the specific message and the particular employee's name. It will make processing your order easier for both you and us.

4. Always Follow a Timeline

Finally, all of this needs to be completed following a schedule so that you know the award will be ready and delivered in time for the ceremony. Here's a rough outline of how your timeline should look starting from the moment you're ready to place your order.

Decide the award winners and design the appropriate personalizations, and send the logo file, message and your choice of awards to us. To stay on the safe side, this should be done at least two weeks before the ceremony.

Personalization takes two days, and you will be sent a proof immediately afterward. Review and approve your proof quickly (but accurately) or make suggestions so production may begin.

Production can take up to five days. This is when your order will be shipped.

Depending on your location, pick an acceptable form of shipment. Standard and expedited shipping orders are available if necessary.

As a rule of thumb, say your event date is one day earlier to ensure your awards are received in advance.

If shipping to an event location such as a hotel, be sure to have a contact at the event space that will receive and put your shipment in a safe location, so that the day of the event doesn't have the added stress of tracking down your awards.

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