Most of us are familiar with the gold, silver and bronze medal awards given to athletes at the Olympic Games, but few are aware of the long history of the medal as an award medallion. The first recorded instance of a medal being given as an award comes from the works of the ancient historian Josephus. In his account of Alexander the Great’s conquests, Joshepus relates that Alexander awarded the Hebrew King, Jonathan, a “golden button” for his service to Alexander’s campaign. Armed forces all over the world have since adopted the medal as a recognition of a soldier’s service or exceptional gallantry. Perhaps the most well known of these medals is the Medal of Honor, which is awarded, often posthumously, to US soldiers who display exceptional gallantry in combat.
The award medal can also be used as recognition for less solemn achievements. As mentioned, they are used to honor the accomplishments of athletes and can even be used to recognize someones academic and personal achievement.
Medal Awards for Sports
Medals are a great way to recognize both individuals and entire teams for their achievements. Medal awards are especially suited to youth sports organizations. Tournaments can be made even more exciting with a medal award at stake! Often times, youth sports organization design the tournament so that there will be a first, second and third place team or individual. This is a great opportunity to honor the achievements of not only the top dog with gold medal awards, but also the second and third place athletes with silver and bronze medal awards.
Medal Awards for Academic Achievements
Instead of a bulky trophy or a flimsy certificate that can get lost, stained or torn, a medal is a durable way to recognize someones intellectual and academic achievements. A medal award can be engraved and shows that you recognize the unique academic achieve of the recipients. Medal awards are often used at science fairs, spelling bee’s and other academic competitions.
Medal Awards with Motivision Awards Reno
Motivision Awards in Reno is your one stop shop for all of your award needs. We offer a large variety of promotional and personal award styles from medals, trophies and certificates to engraved crystal awards and promotional apparel. Whatever your award ceremony, competition or company needs, Motivision Awards has what you need. Come stop by our products page and contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!