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What Are the Different Types of Perpetual Plaques?

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Perpetual plaques are used to honor someone, such as an employee by an employer, with a physical recognition. These awards can be mounted on a wall or placed on a stand on a desktop. A perpetual plaque can be made from many different types of wood and may include one of various types of finishes, such as matte or shiny. They can be designated for one individual, or they can include a list of recipients for achieving a certain goal.

Styles, sizes, and designs differ when it comes to perpetual plaques. These trophies can be as customized as a buyer wants them to be, or they can be standard ornaments that differ only in the individual name that is engraved on the metal plate adhered to the plaque. Some templates that are offered might have some patriotic emblem, or there may be a pocket for a photo to be displayed in the middle of the plaque.

Types of perpetual plaques that are made are limited only by the types of wood and other elements that are suited for this type of production. Walnut, rosewood, cherrywood, and even metal are some of the selections that are commonly available. Various finishes include mahogany, cherry, and a piano, antique-like finish. Price ranges vary often depending on the level of customization that is desired.

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In addition to the aesthetic differences of perpetual plaques, there are different reasons for awarding this type of recognition. Employee of the month is one common type, and every year the names of 12 different individuals are engraved onto the metal nameplate of the very same plaque. These awards may be posted in the hallway of a restaurant or any type of business, and the same employee may win the award more than one month in the same year. As it is understood that a new plate will be needed each month, it is possible to make Internet arrangements with the companies that develop perpetual plaques so that the only information needed is the name of latest award recipient every month.

Scholarship recipients can be recognized on perpetual plaques too. The creative design of these plaques may vary depending on the type of scholarship. If the award is being given in the name of someone who is being honored, either someone living or someone who has passed away, the silhouette or image of that honoree may be designed onto the perpetual plaque.

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