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Plaques or Traditional Trophies: How to Choose?

October 29/2014
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Commemorating someone’s achievements is a wonderfully important thing to do in all areas of life, from work to sports and recreation. People of all ages enjoy the appreciation that goes along with receiving a traditional trophy and, well, why shouldn’t they? Being recognized for a job well done is a crucial part of character and skill development, and it feels really nice to be good at something. The question here is whether to go for a traditional trophy or to opt for a more discrete plaque. Here are some of the pros and cons of both: Traditional Trophies Everybody likes…

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Awards by the Numbers: How many People win the big awards each year?

October 22/2014
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There are four big-time American awards given out each year to the cream of the crop in the entertainment business: Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and Tonys. Only 12 people, including Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, and Audrey Hepburn have ever won all four. Taking home what’s now known as an EGOT is obviously a rarity, but how many people take home at least one every year? Here’s a list of people who win the big awards every year in the US: Oscars Started in 1929, the Academy Awards are an annual event designed to honour artistic achievements in the film industry. Currently,…

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Athletes Stripped of their Trophies

October 15/2014
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With the huge pressure not only to perform, but to win, there’s no wonder why so many athletes have been found to use performance enhancing drugs to ensure they get the title. Unfortunately, many of these athletes have been found out and as a result, had their titles and awards stripped from them, leaving nothing but a memory of how hard they pushed themselves. The moral of this story is to play fair, but here’s a list of some of the most memorable cases of the last few years: Lance Armstrong The first athlete that comes to mind when thinking…

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Most Notorious Trophy Acceptances

October 08/2014
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Awards ceremonies are always fun to watch for the jokes, the outfits, and, of course, the drama. For the most part the ceremonies run fairly smoothly, but every once in a while there’s an event that we keep talking about for years to come. Whether they’re passionate, political, or merely pessimistic, award acceptance speeches can stay stuck in our minds forever. Here are three of the most memorable trophy acceptances to date: Marlon Brando, Academy Awards 1973 Though it happened more than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious trophy acceptance speeches was, in fact, a trophy un-acceptance. Winning…

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