31 Award-Winning Names: Beyond Oscar & Emmy
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Of course we all want our kids to be winners. So how about giving him or her a leg up by starting life with an achievement-award name? If you want to look at it aspirationally, a great variety of bases are covered here—from science to sports to literature to film to cartooning and even to blogging. (We’ve skipped the almost-too-obvious Oscar, Tony and Emmy.) Some very usable award names, and you might find one that relates to your own field of interest.
Booker Prize—more formally the Man Booker Prize— a highly sought-after British literary prize awarded annually for the best original novel written in English, as of this year from anywhere in the world. Would make a cool choice for a writer or book lover.
César Awards—These are the Oscars of France, awarded each Feburary. They were named for the sculptor who created the physical award, César Baldaccini.
Clio Award—a prestigious advertising and design award named for the Greek muse of history.
Effie Awards– stands for effectiveness in marketing communications
Iris Awards—named for the Greek mythological Iris, the messenger of the gods who traveled with the speed of light to connect all humanity with the heavens—a fitting award for the parenting blogging community.
Laureus—The Laureus World Sports Awards honor the remarkable achievements of teams and individuals who symbolize the very best in sport, promoting social change and celebrating sporting excellence.
Would any of these be particularly appropriate for you?
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on July 14th, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Also the Romy award after Romy Schneider!
on July 15th, 2014 at 12:55 am
Good one, lillian85!
on July 15th, 2014 at 1:08 am
I was just thinking of Laureate as a name– kind of a Lorelei+Juliette/Harriet blend and the meaning fits perfectly with this list!
on July 15th, 2014 at 6:54 pm
You forgot the John Newbery Award, Michael Printz Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Randolph Caldecott Medal, and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Also the Christopher Award. All in children’s books, most appropriate for this site, one would think.
on July 15th, 2014 at 7:34 pm
Ooooh too many good ones to list them all! So many of these are right in line with my ‘style’… Whatever that may be!
on July 15th, 2014 at 7:37 pm
@miloowen: The list was getting so long I just had to stop at some point and go with the names I thought people might like.
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