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Top 4 Most Valuable Literary Prizes

November 21/2014
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Think of the countless writers who go unrecognized in literature. Their works stir the imagination of readers around the world, yet only a select few are recognized through literary awards. source:www.nobelprize.org Four of the most valuable literary prizes have established the names of a number of authors to their place in literary history. The following are the most important recognitions that are given to a writer’s work: Nobel Prize in Literature The Nobel Prize is awarded in six different disciplines. The one in the category of Literature has been awarded every year to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional work.…

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7 Most Famous Oscar Snubs in History

November 13/2014
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Each year the Oscars celebrate outstanding achievements in film, and audiences around the world tune in to the awards ceremony to see their favorite movie stars being recognized for their work. A lot of people enjoy guessing which films and actors will walk away with the most coveted awards, but sometimes the results don’t turn out as expected. Throughout its history, some of the most highly anticipated wins never came to be. Many favorites lose out to unexpected winners, and there is always talk about ‘Oscar snubs’ in the days that follow. The following are the seven most famous Oscar…

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5 Events Worthy of Plaques

November 07/2014
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Plaques are a great way to honor an individual or special occasion! They can be used in a wide range of events and can be modified for each unique setting. Plaques can be designed using metal, wood, ceramic, or stone and make for beautiful pieces when attached to a wall for display! A number of organizations and businesses use plaques to recognize individuals and their achievements. If you’re wondering if plaques have a place at your next event, here are five events that are worthy of plaques: Corporate Events Each year companies hold events to recognize the achievements of their…

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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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World’s Most Important Fashion Prizes

September 02/2014
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Designers of luxury goods and recognizable fashion brands all started somewhere. The path to success in the fashion world is a difficult one and contracts are difficult to secure. Fashion awards can launch a designer from obscurity into the height of spotlight! Having captured the attention for a moment, the artist makes the most of their time. In make-or-break moves, budding designers attempt the treacherous climb to the top. A modest prize but a great start The International Festival of Fashion & Photography – Hyeres, is held when heavy-weight competitions aren’t. This annual festival takes place during April to May.…

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Why Einstein Never Received a Nobel Prize for Relativity

August 26/2014
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The Nobel Prize recognizes world class intelligence. Einstein’s world shaking work was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics in 1921. Surprisingly, the board chose to recognize how he advanced the law on the photoelectric effect. So why was Einstein denied the award for relativity? Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize Einstein: smarter than you think Outside of his work on relativity, the famed professor contributed in a number of ways to research and invention. For example: theory of critical opalescence zero-point energy the Einstein refrigerator the unified field theory In addition, Einstein published several books, some written on philosophy. Education, his own and everyone…

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Which Actors Have Taken Home the Most Academy Awards

August 19/2014
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The first Academy Awards began in 1929 and has presented thousands of awards since. Some actors are excluded from the Awards year after year despite exceptional performances, while others can claim more than a couple of awards for their work. Forty actors fall under the second category, each one bringing exception talent to their roles. Read on to see which winners you recognize! The peerless Katharine Hepburn Her body of work stands out among the Hollywood greats and because of that she holds the most Academy Awards of any actor. From 1932 to 1981, her films has earned her 4…

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Trophies and Space: How to Display Your Awards Without Cluttering Your Home

August 12/2014
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Ceremonies, photos, handshakes give award winners the acknowledgement they deserve! Having peers and your local or professional community recognize personal contributions makes the work worthwhile. Awards are great for the resume and sometimes come with a prize, but what happens after the events wind down? After the fanfare dies, the trophy or medal finds its way home with you. What do your awards say about you? Take a look at your awards. Some of them will be more meaningful than others. A childhood certificate can be a token of a memorable personal milestone that some people want to share with…

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The Benefits of Plaques for Academic Awards

July 31/2014
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From the time we are old enough to kick a ball, swing a bat, or take a slap shot, there is value and importance placed on the athlete, sport, and athletic excellence. In elementary school kids are picked first due to athletic skill in school yard games and athletes are continually favoured in high school popularity contests and collegiate settings alike as kids grow into adults. You walk the halls of any school and the walls are christened with rosters of state champions, trophy cases are abloom with MVPs of this sport and that, and teachers still recount the year…

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Some of Our Favourite Kids Sports Awards

July 22/2014
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There is no doubt about it, getting kids involved in sports is a great way to teach them the fundamentals rules of life: sharing, teamwork, positive attitude, persistence, and the ups and downs that come along with winning and losing. In short, it is the quick start manual to healthy interactions with classmates, colleagues, and one day spouses and their own offspring. For these reasons, it is imperative as both a parent and a coach to foster positive responses to all players, good or less than good, win or lose, and show some unyielding support along the way so that…

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