Awards are often signified by trophies, titles, certificates, commemorative plaques, medals, badges, ribbons. An award may simply be a public acknowledgment of excellence, without any tangible token or prize of excellence. Awards can be given by any institution, although the prestige of an award usually depends on the status of the awarder. Usually, awards are given by the office of an official within an organization or government. This is the case for the World Quality Selections organized by Monde Selection. These international awards are assigned to beverages, foods, diet products, which stand out for their quality. Generally, recognition by a set of peers, acknowledging quality of work, rather than a ` contest' is considered to be an authentic award. Some authentic awards include: Golden Globes -- The statuettes are manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards. MTV Video Music Award – The moonman is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards. Academy of Country Music Awards – The “hat” trophy is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards. Billboard Music Award – The trophy is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards. The Asian Awards – The worlds only pan-Sector, pan-Asian Awards ceremony. NAACP Image Award – The trophy is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards. The Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence Hall of Fame -- 9jaSAFE Award is Nigeria most recognize Environment Award. Mock awards, which typically recognize atypical achievements, are also popular.
Some of the trophies earned by the NJROTC unit of Port Charlotte High School.