Say It With Style: Award Inscription Ideas

Finding the right words to recognize your team of employees, interns, volunteers and staff can be challenging. There are many considerations to keep in mind as you are creating inscriptions for awards in your office in efforts to leave a positive impression on your recipient and leave a lasting mark in your company.

Below are a few considerations with examples to assist you in creating the perfect award.


CultureAppreciation Award Sayings

What is your company culture? Consider the dynamics of your office for your award inscriptions. Are you a family-based business whose team shares similar values? Or, is your team virtual with staff across various geographic locations? Is your office or department mostly C-level professionals? Each group of awardees requires a different type of inscription to match company culture and environment.


Diversity and Inclusion

Each team member or employee has his or her own unique perspective and values which is the next consideration to assess. While many awards may use inspirational quotes or religious messages, be mindful to not offend your recipient with politically incorrect inscriptions. If using quotes from an author, consider the source and perspective of the recipient. Tread carefully, and keep the focus on the accomplishment.
Visualize your team’s awards! Here are more specific examples that will get you started on recognizing your team and sharing a special message that will be remembered throughout their professional career.

Leadership Awards:

·      Outstanding Achievement Award For Your Dedication In Leadership
·      In Grateful Recognition Of Your Leadership And Accomplishments
“Salute to Leading with Integrity and Vision”
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” –
John C. Maxwell
“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” – Ray Kroc

Thank You Awards:

·      We Appreciate You!
·      With Thanks
·      With Great Appreciation
·      Sincerest Gratitude
 “Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.”
“We appreciate your efforts and celebrate your service.”
“Thank you for your service!”
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Performance Awards:

·      You’re The Best!
·      For Exceptional Performance
·      Salute To A Changemaker
·      For Outstanding Performance
·      Celebrating Your Unmatched Success and Diligence
 “Celebrating Excellence in Standards and Service”
“Recognizing Top Efforts in Performance and Achievement”
“Appreciating Your Service, Performance and Efforts”

Retirement Awards:

·      Thank you for your service!
·      Congratulations on Your Retirement!
·      May the Days Ahead Offer The Best of Life!
·      We Salute To Your Achievements!
·      In Celebration of Your Legacy and Accomplishments
·      To New Beginnings in Your Retirement!
“Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it, and, how you want to do it.” Catherine Pulsifer
“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
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2 thoughts on “Appreciation Plaque Sayings

  1. Randy Chorvack says:

    I have an employee who has been going above and beyond and I want to show him I appreciate it. I like how you said to tread carefully and focus on the accomplishment because of a lot of people get offended very easily. I’ll make sure it says thank you but nothing to possibly offend him.

  2. Award Plaques says:

    One of the major issue I normally have in giving award plaques is in the messages that should go with it as I would not want to use the same words over and over, it makes it look like a copy and paste thing. However I see a bit of creativity in how you used your phrases here. I even wished you gave more examples of the full wordings rather than just the beginning, though that would have made the write up much more longer

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