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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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Glass Awards
Glass Awards
Stylish, heavy weight awards with high impact value.
Crystal Awards
Crystal Awards
These highend crystal trophies come in a variety of shapes & sizes.
Acrylic Awards
Acrylic Awards
Dozens of cool, modern and impressive acrylic trophies perfect for any budget.
Medallions
Medallion Awards
Discover the impact of affordable brass medallions. Express your appreciation!
Certificates & Accessories
Certificate Awards
Present our stunning exclusive award certificates. Get certificate paper, folders and seals!
Plaques
Plaque Awards
Modern stunning plaques are the perfect recognition plauqes!
3D Crystal Awards
3D Crystal Awards
Like a hologram, these engravings float inside pure crystal. Add a personalized engraved plate.
Instant Recognition
Instant Recognition Gifts
Instantly recognize members of the team with cost effective gifts.
Lapel Pins
Lapel Pin Awards
Praise your team with pins. Honor years of service to teamwork and many more exclusive designs.

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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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.

Customer Favorite Acrylic Awards

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World of Gratitude Acrylic Award
Rating: | Reviewer: John of Arlington, VA

World of Gratitude Acrylic Award

Superb service and product!
Elegant, high-quality award.


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:

Customer Favorite Glass & Crystal Awards

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Frosted Peak Crystal Award
Rating: rating | Reviewer: Happy Customer of Los Angeles, CA

Frosted Peak Crystal Award

Distinctive Award with Good Value
The process of ordering the product is easy. Good customer service!!


Glass Awards

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

Customer Favorite Glass Trophies

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Big Idea Glass Award
Rating: rating | Reviewer: OpsMgr of Ontario, Canada

Big Idea Glass Award

A lovely, unique award for employees
I use this award for my quarterly recognition program. The unique blown glass fits perfectly into an Innovation them that we have.


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.

Customer Favorite Plaque Awards

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Service Path Gunmetal Individual Award Plaque
Rating: rating | Reviewer: Suzy of Illinois

Service Path Gunmetal Individual Award Plaque

nicely done
Nicely done and with our company logo and message, it's especially fitting.


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.

Customer Favorite Award Certificate Paper

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Success Sunrise Tree Certificate Paper
Rating: rating | Reviewer: Martha of EHT, NJ

Success Sunrise Tree Certificate Paper

Great Message
We'd gotten some of these before, but this one is a new on and it has a great message and beautiful picture.


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.

Customer Favorite Years of Service Awards

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Standard of Excellence Award
Rating: | Reviewer: Brittany of Baltimore, MD

Standard of Excellence Award

Perfect Small Award
We use this monthly for our Sales Rep of the Month - they staff likes to collect them and see who has the most! We make a big deal out of Monthly employees!


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.

Customer Favorite Star Awards

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Leadership Wedge Glass Award
Rating: | Reviewer: LH of Wisconsin

Leadership Wedge Glass Award

beautiful
Great message, conveyed what we wanted to say to this individual. Was loved!


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.

Customer Favorite Eagle Awards

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Essence of Leadership Framed Award
Rating: | Reviewer: Artsy One of Manassas, VA

Essence of Leadership Framed Award

Outstanding Design and Craftsmanship
Your product was the perfect gift to give as an award for their outstanding leadership!! Our school's mascot is the EAGLES, so your image was perfect! Thanks for creating such outstanding images and quotes to inspire everyone as they read them!!

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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