Prizes
A prize is an award to be given to a person or a group of people to recognise and reward actions or achievements. Official prizes often involve monetary rewards as well as the fame that comes with them. Some prizes are also associated with extravagant awarding ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards.
Prizes are also given to publicize noteworthy or exemplary behaviour, and to provide incentives for improved outcomes and competitive efforts. In general, prizes are regarded in a positive light, and their winners are admired. However, many prizes, especially the more famous ones, have often caused controversy and jealousy.
Specific types of prizes include:
- Booby prize: typically awarded as a joke or insult to whoever finished last (e.g., wooden spoon (award)).
- Consolation prize: an award given to those who do not win.
- Hierarchical prizes, where the best award is "first prize", "grand prize", or "gold medal". Subordinate awards are "second prize", "third prize", etc., or "first runner-up" and "second runner-up", etc., or "silver medal" and "bronze medal". (In some contests, "grand prize" is more desirable than "first prize".)
On game shows in the UK, the term is "star prize", while in Australia, it is "major prize".
- Purchase prize or acquisition prize: a monetary prize given in an art competition in exchange for the winning work.

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Eligibility and history of the Prizes awarded by SIAM.
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X Prize Foundation
The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.
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Prizes - American Physical Society
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This list of Nobel laureates by university affiliation shows the university affiliation ( either as a student, alumnus or faculty) of winners of the Nobel Prize.
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May 4, 2010 ... General conditions. Guidance applicable to University of Edinburgh scholarships, bursaries and Prizes for enrolled students.
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The University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational, culturally rich and ethnically diverse coeducational research university located in Hyde Park, ...
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The biennial Nemmers Prizes were established in 1994 to recognize work of lasting significance in the disciplines of economics and mathematics. The music ...
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Juniper Prizes | University of Massachusetts Press
Original manuscripts of at least fifty pages are sought by The University of Massachusetts Press which will publish the winning collection of original poetry.
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Lukas Prizes - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Established in 1998, the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards recognize excellence in nonfiction that exemplifies the literary grace and commitment to serious ...
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Since the institution's founding in 1901, 24 Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the university. Of these, two are Rockefeller graduates (Edelman and ...
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My Prizes: An Accounting
My Prizes: An Accounting
Thomas Bernhard, 2010
Here is a portrait of the writer as a prizewinner: laconic, sardonic, and shaking his head with biting amusement at the world and at himself. A revelatory work of dazzling comedy, the pinnacle of Bernhardian art. From the Hardcover edition.
The Economy of Prestige: prizes, awards, and the circulation of ...
The Economy of Prestige: prizes, awards, and the circulation of ...
James F. ENGLISH, James F English, 2009
This is a book about one of the great untold stories of modern cultural life: the remarkable ascendancy of Prizes in literature and the arts.
100 Years Of Nobel Prizes
100 Years Of Nobel Prizes
Baruch Aba Shalev, 2003
After His Retirement, He Selected Nobel Prize-Winners As A Population Universe To Study. This Book Is The Result Of His Investigations.
Nobel Prizes and Life Sciences
Nobel Prizes and Life Sciences
Erling Norrby, 2010
This book discusses the most important prize in the world of science and gives unique historical insights into how the laureate selection process has developed to secure optimal choice.
Awards, honors, and prizes
Awards, honors, and prizes
Paul Wasserman, Janice W. McLean, Gale Research Company, 2008
Listing and description of 2228 awards, honors, and Prizes given for outstanding achievement in the United States and Canada.
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Sew Sweetness: City Sampler Sew Along: Prizes for June
This post is part of the City Sampler Sew Along. For more information or to see blocks completed so far, click here! Announcing the Prizes for the month of June for the City Sampler Sew Along, which will be drawn on June 30, 2013! As a reminder, the winner for June will be a random drawing out of all of the blocks that have been completed up until June 30th (according to schedule, that is the first 15 blocks).
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