Energizer: Appreciation Awards

Appreciation Awards are a great way for participants to celebrate and openly recognize each other.


Have participants mentally select someone they'd like to call out for a particular act or attribute. Then, they can either make a trophy (by hocking together whatever they can find around the room) or draw up a certificate of appreciation. 

Facilitate an awards ceremony, where participants say a few words of appreciation then present one another with their trophy or certificate.  

Have materials for trophies handy and graphic elements for certificates visible. Have a few blank certificates on hand to fill out and present in case anyone gets overlooked.  

Appreciation Awards are often the highlight of the event. 


One way to avoid anyone getting overlooked is to prepopulate awards with all the participants’ names and posting them for others to select from.