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Awards and Trophies in the News

announcements about recognition events and award presentations

2012 Sydney Pollack Award

November 15th, 2012
Michael Kutza, Chicago own film critic and artistic director who founded Chicago Film Festival was presented with the Sydney Pollack award at the annual award gala held in Beverly Hills Hilton. This prestige award recognizes individuals who significantly contributed and promoted non-profit films. When the awards announcements were made, Kutza, who worked with Pollack in the 80s, was honored to receive this recognition.

OFM Award received by a courageous young girl

October 19, 2012
After Martha Payne, the youngest OFM award recipient, posted photos of food served at her local cafeteria in order to bring attention to lack of quality and nutrition she received multiple demands from her school board to take the pictures down. However, the courageous nine year old did not back down and started an Internet blog and a campaign to raise awareness to healthy nutrition and to raise money for the children of Malawi. British Observer Food Monthly recognized Martha with its annual OFM award as she attended the award ceremony with her father. Other award recipients included celebrity chefs and prominent figures in food industry. Terence Conran received a lifetime achievement award.

Quality Systems dominates International Business Awards

October 19, 2012
The worlds most prestigious annual business award program recognizes International businesses in the following categories: best new product of the year, best marketing campaign, IT executive of the year. The awards are coveted by worldwide companies as recognition of their efforts in innovation and commitment to progress. This year Quality Systems, who also won Organization of the year nomination, received 4 gold, 14 silver and 8 bronze awards.

Ryder Cup Golf Trophies

October 1, 2012
Last weekend the entire golf community witnessed in a great anticipation and excitement as the Ryder Cup tournamnet unfolded on the greens of Chicago's own Medinah Golf Club. Golf fans across the continents tuned in to watch who would take home one of the most prestigiouse golf trophies? Both American and European teams boasted an impressive line-up of seasoned star players eager to take home the most coveted golf trophy. To great dissapointment of Ameican fans the team struggled and lost to the Europeans who retained the Ryders Cup trophy.

Homeland sweeps 2012 Emmy Awards

September 27th, 2012
This year the fight for the most coveted television awards was fought by an impressive list of TV heavy hitters lined up to win the shiny Emmy trophies. However, a clear winner was dominating the rest of the contenders in a face of Homeland, a Showtime thriller show, which won in all major award categories including top drama series, writing, actor and actress. Homeland, which is a young show, only in its second season, upstaged already established dramas like Mad Men who scored its fair share of Emmy awards in the previous years. The funniest of the bunch proved to be ABC's Modern Family, also making away with four Emmy trophies.

2012 Gramophone Arwards

September 27th, 2012
One of the most prestigious recognition awards sought after by classical music community is annually presented by the British music magazine Gramophone. This year as well as in the past, the list of award recipients is narrow and exclusive. Most of the award winners are European music virtuosos. One of the most noted winners, conductor Claudio Abbado was recognized with four awards including a Lifetime Achievement trophy.

Arnold Palmer receives a Congressional Gold Medal award

August 15th, 2012
The legendary golfer and a philanthropist Arnold Palmer will add another prestigious award to his already impressive collection of trophies. Mr Palmer was recognized with The Congressional Gold Medal,which is individually minted in gold by US mint and personalized for the recipient, this award dates back to American Revolution. In 2004 Arnold also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in US.

Philip Glass awarded with the Japanese Arts Award

August 15th, 2012
The composer who created the music score to 2008 Olympic ceremonies will be presented with Praemium Imperiale arts award. Japanese Art association that recognizes lifetime contributions to arts will also gift $187,000 in prize money along with the awards. The Art awards are presented in following categories: music, art, sculpture, architecture and film.

Energy Conservation Green Star Award

August 15th, 2012
APCOM Green star award was established to encourage worldwide facilities of energy conservation and efficient use and consumption of natural gas, water and electricity. The state of Tennessee introduced a special program that analyzes energy use throughout a facility and advises on efficient methods of conservation. Cookeville Plant that took advantage of the state program came out a winner and its 75 employees were recognized with the Green star award.

Legendary American Swimmer wins Best Athlete trophy

August 10th, 2012
After winning 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold medals, Michael Phelps was presented with the Best Olympic Athlete trophy at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. The trophy which looks like a silver statuette was awarded on a behalf of Olympic governing body for swimming. At the press conference Phelps announced that he has decided to conclude his Olympic career.

2012 Aviation Safety Award

July 27th, 2012
Last moth Federal Aviation Administration presented The Wright Brothers Master Pilot awards to four North Carolina pilots recognizing their life long achievement and commitment to safety. These pilots have a record of over 50 years of flying. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot award was created in 2003 and has since been presented to most recognized pilots in the aviation industry.

2012 GSA Outstanding Achievement Awards Recipients

July 18th, 2012
CSA announced the recipients of the 2012 Awards for Outstanding Achievement. CSA Group Awards are presented to for exceptional achievement in the area of standards development testing and certification services. Personal Award of Distinction was presented to Charles Adams for remarkable leadership with the CSA Group standards programs.

2012 Department of the Navy Safety Excellence Awards

July 18th, 2012
USS Tennessee earned the Secretary of the Navy’s Safety Excellence Award for the most outstanding submarine for 92 percent reduction in significant discrepancies. Recipients were awarded a citation, plaque and the Secretary of the Navy’s safety flag, which they are entitled to fly for a year.
 The awards were accepted by representatives from the commands, including command leadership, safety officers and safety petty officers who held the title or collateral duty during the period cited.

Pre-season Heisman Trophy Finalists

July 18th, 2012
Matt Barkley, Denard Robinson , and Montee Ball are considered for the The Heisman Memorial Trophy presented annually to college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The list will be analyzed as necessary throughout the 2012 football season.

2012 American Business Awards

June 21st, 2012
American Business Awards is one of the most prestigious national recognition program that recognizes top American business in operational categories such as management, organization, human resorces and customer service. Major American corporations submit their candidacy for consideration and a panel of over 200 executives selects winners for the Gold and Silver, and Bronze Stevie award categories. The crystal pyramid at the top of the trophy represents the hierarchy of human needs, representing human beings seeking the esteem of their peers after their basic needs are met.

NHL Hart Trophy

June 21st, 2012
With the NHL season ending NHL has announced awards winners this Wednesday. The Hart trophy was awarded to 25 year old Russian hockey player Evgeni Malkin who plays center to Pittsburgh Penguins. To add to his trophy list, Malkin was also presented with Lindsay Award which recognizes best NHL player voted by peers. In his reception speech Malkin was very entusiastic about his future career success and thankful to his team member Sergei Gonchar, who mentored Malkin in game and in life.

Dalai Lama recognized with award

May 16th, 2012
Dalai Lama was presented with an award to honor his extraordinary contributions to spiritual progress. The award was presented in London in St. Pauls cathedral, where Dalai Lama modestly admitted that his mission is yet to be completed and he has more to achieve in the filed of spiritual advancement and progress. He is donating one and a half million of prize money to a charity that feeds malnourished children in India.

Mark Twain award presented to Ellen DeGgeneres

May 16th, 2012
Most prestigious American humor prize presented by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts goes to actress, comedian and a talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The award ceremony will be broadcasted in fall 2012. Ellen issued a written statement wondering why she did not get this award sooner.

Automotive Excellence Award

May 16th, 2012
GM Chevrolet Volt Team is presented with Automotive Excellence Award for its technological advancements in use high-strength steel. By symmetrically utilizing advanced high-strength steel in Volt's lower and upper body parts the award winning team made the vehicle safer and more reliable. The vehicle becomes lighter and thus more fuel efficient.

Lenovo presents Top Supplier Award

May 16th, 2012
2012 Lenovo Diamond Supplier Award is the top award annually presented to partners and suppliers by Lenovo. It was awarded to Absolute Software for providing an embedded security platform for Lenovo computer devices. The partnership that originated in 2005 has been extremely successful and Lenovo is proud to recognize Absolute Software as one of their top suppliers.

Webby Awards

May 2nd, 2012
International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences recognizes advancements in global web community by presenting its leaders with Webby Awards. The Webby awards were founded 16 years ago and has since been presented to most distinguished industry leaders such as Amazon and ebay. The award ceremony will take place on May 21st. An impressive list of 2012 winners has been published. Draw a stickman received the best use of animation on the web award for its very creative and interactive stickman games. New Yorker received the Best writing award with The Onion getting Peoples voice nomination.

Maggie Publishing Awards

May 2nd, 2012
Three Maggie awards sponsored by Western Publishin Association were presented to American Airlines for its flagship magazine American Way. The awards designed to promote excellence among publishing professionals, recognized American Airlines publications for pushing the bar within the Travel publishing industry.

NBA Defensive Player Trophy

May 2nd, 2012
NBA awards New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler 2012 Defensive player of the year. Standing 7 feet tall Chandler revived Knicks defense by demonstrating strength, consistency and high double-double scores. He is the first in the history of the Knicks franchise to win the defensive player trophy.

2012 Marconi Science Award

April 16th, 2012
Dr. Victor F. Greco was awarded the 2012 Marconi Science Award at the gala ceremony. The award was presented to recognize a pioneer technology in cardiovascular surgery Heart-Lung Machine, enabling cardio surgeons to save millions of lives. UNICO's Marconi Science Award recognize U.S. citizen of Italian descent contributing to physical sciences.

Olivier Awards

April 16th, 2012
Children Musical Matilda swept the most British theater's Olivier Awards in history last Sunday. The musical written by comedian Tim Minchin took home trophies for best actress, best new musical, best-director. The Olivier awards celebrate achievements in London dance, opera, musicals and plays.

GLAAD Vanguard Award

April 16th, 2012
Hutcherson, the star of Hunger Games, will be the youngest person to receive GLAAD Vanguard Award. The entertainment community will present awards to recognize individuals who promote equal rights for LGBT people. Ellen DeGeneres and Chaz Bono will also participate in 2012 award ceremony.

Academy Awards 2012

February 28th, 2012
Last Sunday Billy Crystal hosted Oscars the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry. The evening had many surprises, not five but nine movies were nominated for best motion picture award category. And the Oscar went to a silent film The Artist. Two motion pictures clearely dominated the awards night. The Artist also scoring an Oscar for the best Actor, Directing and Costume Design and Hugo for Cinematography and Art Directing. Maryl Streep added one more Oscar to her trophy case making it a party of three. She scored an award for her role as the Iron Lady.

Brits sweep Grammy awards

February 15th, 2012
The recording academy celebrated music achievements by recognizing recording artists and studios with the most prestigious awards in music last Sunday. British singer and songwriter Adele, who produced her sensational album last year, swept most of the awards including : The Best Song, The Best Album, The Best Record. No one came even close to the number of Grammy awards won last Sunday. The last of the pickings were evenly distributed among American nominees. The show was concluded with a fantastic performance by Paul McCartney, where he jammed with the best of the best guitar players.

Prose Annual Awards

February 10th, 2012
The Professional and Scholarly Publishing annual award goes to Philip Conkling in the Earth Science category for "The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change." The book includes scientific accounts of top ecology experts as well as photographs documenting Greenland's climate change.

2012 MVP Award

February 6th, 2012
Is he seeing double or did Eli Maning just win his second MVP award in four years? With the most impressive forth quarter comeback the NY Giants quarterback led his team to victory during the 2012 Super Bowl against their long time rival the New England Patriots. Elis older brother won the MVP award four times, so Eli needs only two more awards to catch up. We wish him best of luck.
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2012 The Vince Lombardi Trophy goes to...

February 6th, 2012
Time and time again they proof that you do not mess with Giants. Did the Patriots experience a de-ja-vu moment last Sunday, loosing again to the NY team. Winning yet another Super Bowl trophy the Giants came out triumphant and undefeated. Vince Lombardy trophy is made entirely of sterling silver and weighs 7 pounds, handcrafted exclusivity by Tiffany and Co.
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Why did Tom Brady not get a Superbowl Trophy?

February 6th, 2012
According to his outspoken supermodel wife, who was so disappointed with the New England Patriots loss at the Super Bowl last Sunday, the team lost not because of Tom Brady's performance, but because his team mates failed him and kept dropping the ball. Gisele cursed at the reporters and complained that her husband can not throw and catch the ball at the same time. According to her the lack of team sportsmanship cost them this years Super Bowl trophy.

SAG Awards

January 31st, 2012
Screen Actors Guild 18th annual awards ceremony was held last Sunday at LA Shrine center. The awards are coveted by film and television industry leaders as the most prestigious tokens of industry recognition. The entire "The Help" cast as well as their leading actress Viola Davis helped themselves to a impressive number of trophies scoring in "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" and in "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role" categories. Another big winner of the night was HBO blockbuster show Boardwalk Empire. The crew and the leading actor Steve Buscemi got away with a huge score of SAG trophies.

Golden Globe Awards

January 17th, 2012
Millions of Americans flocked to their TV screens past Sunday to watch Golden Globe awards. Second year in the row the awards were hosted by the British comedian, equal opportunity offender Ricky Gervais. He did not disappoint, taking stabs at Hollywood celebs and big shots, with his witty and unfiltered humor. Big winners of the night included The Descendants scoring the Best Motion Picture in Drama and Best Actor awards. Meryl Streep added one more to her impressive trophy showcase for her role in Iron Lady. Surprisingly The Artist won the best comedy award, considering that the movie had no dialog, the joke is on the viewers.

Best Gadget Award

January 13th, 2012
LG Electronics sweeped the Best Gadget award at the Consumer Electronics Show. The South Korean electronics company impressed consumers with its razor thin - only 4mm thin, organic light-emitting diode TV. With a hefty price tag of several thousand dollars the 55 inch television will hit the market in 2012.

Top Auto Show Award

January 13th, 2012
The 2013 model of Ford Fusion wins a presige Detroit auto show award, beating an impressive competition of glitzy racing cars shuch as Lamborghini, Ferrari and Rolls Royce. The car impressed judjets with its sleek design and performance. The car will be on the deadler lots in 2012.

Legion of Honor award

January 13th, 2012
Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi will receive France’s highest award — the Legion of Honor. Sarkozy praised Suu Kyi’s “political courage” and current goverment for releasing hundreds of political detainees on Friday.

2012 Producers Guild Awards

January 3rd, 2012
PGA announced today the nominations for 2012 award ceremony that will be held in Beverly Hills Hilton hotel on January 21st. The awards recognize leaders and luminaries in motion picture and television production. The very impressive list of nominees includes Hollywood veterans such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Peter Jackson.

Rose Parade Trophy

January 3rd, 2012
This is the second year Dole company float wins the trophy at the Rose Parade. The float celebrated natural beauty and diversity of Thailand, where the food giant grows tropical fruits. The float was convening a message of environmental preservation.

Heisman Trophy Winner

January 1st, 2012
Baylor University junior quarterback Robert Griffin III wins the Heisman trophy. The award given annually to college football’s best player. Griffin completed 72 percent of his passes in leading Baylor to a 10-3 record.

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