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An award ceremony is an event where one or multiple awards are given out to those who are being acknowledged for a specific purpose. They can take place during the day or evening. The location depends on the level of formality of the event; they can be held anywhere from a school gym to a formal ballroom. An award ceremony can happen at almost any point in life, from elementary school to senior age and for many purposes.
In elementary schools, an awards ceremony is usually informal. Parents may attend to support their children receiving the awards. More often than not, it takes place during the day where awards are given out in categories such as “Perfect Attendance” and “Straight A’s”. Typically, they are paper certificates.
Sports are another opportunity for an award ceremony. This can take place at almost any point in a person’s life. During younger years, someone may receive a small trophy or medal for participating in after-school sports or winning a title. For teenagers or adults who participate in sports as a career, such as those at the Olympics or those that coach, they may receive medals, plaques, or trophies. The awards ceremonies for after-school sports are usually far less formal than for those who partake in sports as a career.
Depending on the company, employees may find themselves attending an award ceremony for their job. The ceremonies can range from informal to formal and anything from framed certificates to plaques may be handed out. This is typically an opportunity to acknowledge a specific milestone in an employee’s career, such as a certain number of years within the company.
Another type of awards ceremony that the world gets to partake in are those that acknowledge entertainers. These ceremonies, such as the Grammy Awards, are broadcast via television to millions of viewers who, in some cases, have viewing parties to watch the events. Those attending the ceremony will usually dress in very formal attire. They acknowledge musicians, actors, actresses, crews and others who help keep the entertainment industry together and thriving. Statuettes are typically given out to the winners at the ceremonies.
An award ceremony is a good opportunity to recognize those who have earned special recognition. Depending on the type of event, it can also be a chance to dress up in formal attire. Whether personally attending or watching it on television, they can be fun to partake in, listen to the speeches and associate with friends and acquaintances.