Examples

Plaque Phrases

Words sometimes don't come easily when trying to figure out what to say on a plaque. Fortunately - if you stick to some basics, the task of composing a concise and meaningful message is not all that hard. Here is our formula:

  1. Who is receiving the plaque? (John Smith)
  2. What is the plaque for? (Recognition and Appreciation of 10 Years of Service)
  3. When is the plaque presented? (August 23, 2009)
  4. Who is giving the plaque? (Cincinnati Recognition Products)

With this information in hand, a typical plaque inscription might read:

SERVICE EXAMPLE

Outstanding Service
Award
Presented To
John Smith
In Grateful Appreciation of
Your 10 Years of Outstanding
Service and Dedication
August 23, 2009
Cincinnati Recognition Products

LEADERSHIP EXAMPLE 1

Leadership Award
Presented to
John Doe
In Grateful Appreciation
For Your
Outstanding Leadership
Qualities
(company name)
(year)

RETIREMENT EXAMPLE

Retirement Award
Presented to
John Doe
October 11, (year)
This Award is Presented In
Appreciation for 25 Years Of
Untiring Service
Your Loyalty And
Friendship
Will Be Long Remembered
(company name)

SPORTS/COACHING EXAMPLE

Thanks Coach!
For spending your free time with us,
teaching us, inspiring us, encouraging us,
challenging us.
This was a great season thanks to
your dedication and patience!
Presented To
(name)
(from)
(team name)
(year)

SALES EXAMPLE

- SALES -
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented To
John Doe
For Your Outstanding
Achievements
In The Field Of Sales
In Your Territory
(company name)
(year)

LEADERSHIP EXAMPLE 2

Presented in Recognition to
Johnny I Doe
For Your Exemplary Leadership and
Selfless acts of Time and Dedication.
Your attention to detail and outstanding
work ethics, have driven this organization
to a level that has prospered.
This plaque is awarded on this (day of Month Year)
(company name)

SAFETY EXAMPLE

Safety Award
Presented to
Rolling Mill No.5
This Award is Presented
On Behalf of U.S. Steel
In Appreciation
For an Accident Free Year
U.S. Steel
(year)