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Printable Awards, Certificates and Diplomas

Updated on September 21, 2017
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Achievement Awards and Diplomas You Can Print

Printable Awards and Achievement Certificates for kids and adults will help you find good quality school diplomas, achievement awards, certificates, employee citations and recognition documents and print them using your computer and printer.

Award certificates and diplomas for children and adults range from the serious to the outrageously funny.

If you can't find an award that's perfect for your situation, you can design your own special certificate using clip art graphic borders and stickers or gold seals.

Design Your Own Printable Awards - Print Custom Certificates, Brochures and Awards

Geographics Parchment Paper Certificates, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Natural Diplomat Border, 50 per Pack (21015)
Geographics Parchment Paper Certificates, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Natural Diplomat Border, 50 per Pack (21015)

Design a golden border award for any achievement. Printable document award blank certificates can be printed on any laser printer, inkjet printer or copier.

Printable Student Award
Printable Student Award | Source

School Achievement Awards

For classroom or home school accomplishments, present a special certificate to students after they meet important goals

Printable Diplomas for All Ages

Completion Certificates For Students from Preschool through High School

Free printable diplomas for students completing preschool through high school grades, plus GED or to note general educational achievement.

Diplomas for home school and non-traditional education students included in the set.

Free printable diploma documents
Free printable diploma documents | Source

Don't Forget the Teacher!

Educator Award
Educator Award | Source

Award Certificates Enhanced With Calligraphy Stand Out

Calligraphy added to an award or letter enhances the document and makes it more impressive.

Whether it's a certificate of marriage, honor award document, achievement or graduation diploma, a special award personalized wiith elaborate lettering makes the presentation even more beautiful and unique.

Calligraphy is an art form of handwriting - simply watching the technique as a writer puts theletters onto paper is a treat for the eyes.

Family Award Certificates

Best Mom, Dad, Grandfather, Grandma Printables
Best Mom, Dad, Grandfather, Grandma Printables | Source

Best Mom/Mum, Grandmother, Stepmother, Aunt, Sister

Give mom or grandmother or aunt or stepmom a special gift for Mother's Day - or any day - to show your love and appreciation.

Give your special lady a personalized award that proclaims her as the World's Best.

Choose from several document styles: for Mum or Mom, or Grandmother, in special lady colors with gold borders or in black and white line art to color or copy as you like it best.

Printable Awards: Best Mum and more

Best Dad, Grandfather, Step Dad, Uncle, Brother

Best Dad, Best Grandfather , Best Uncle and Best Step Dad awards are all included in this collection of Printable Father's Day Award Certificates

Custom Printed Diplomas

Create a custom diploma and have it professionally printed to your specifications. Makes a stunning office or home for display on wall, shelf or in cabinet displays.

Custom Printed Diploma
Custom Printed Diploma | Source

The Benefits of Reward Certificates

The cost is small and the benefits are tremendous

Everyone who works toward a goal deserves recognition for their achievements. An printed award is a visible record of achievement and accomplishment. We strive to complete schooling and receive our diploma. We study and practice our lessons so we can progress to the next level, whether the topic is math, music, medicine, cooking or learning to garden.

If you have a limited budget, you can easily design and print a personalized certificates for a deserving student or team member using a word processor and a template or custom graphics and border clip art.

Add a gift coupon or IOU for a favored treat or personal kindness, or perhaps a ticket to a special event to the package and create a priceless and much-appreciated reward.

One of the simplest, yet most effective rewards a teacher, team leader or manager can offer to a student or group is a letter of recognition or achievement.

Humorous Awards

Sometimes you need to give recognition just for fun, or to roast a guest of honor at an event. These documents will fill the bill and bring on the laughter for both recipient and members of the audience.

Wacky Rewards for Silly Achievements

Just for Fun Recognition Rewards

We all know *someone* who deserves recognition for an outrageous reason or memorable act! End of project, end of season and end of an era events offer the perfect opportunity for "roasting" a team member or classmate. Given in jest, these are lighthearted awards based on a bit of fact or truth that's unique to the recipient.

Even Andy Rooney knew that it doesn't cost a lot to name someone Employee (or Student) of the Month.

How about a Hershey Kiss presentation for the student most successful at kissing up to the teacher, or a Whine and Cheese award for the top complainer on the staff ... maybe a megaphone for the family chatterbox?

Joke awards are popular at summer camp, school end rallies, and retirement parties.


© 2008 Lee Hansen

Kudos or Critique ... let's hear from you about Award Certificates

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    BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

    Oh I love receiving rewards!

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    angliterario 4 years ago

    This is a fun idea to reward our kids for good behaviour as well and for also for other achievements.

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    QuizSquid 4 years ago

    Great resource! I've spent too much time (which questionable results) making my own. Thanks for sharing this!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    You are a teacher's best friend!

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    jimconrad2 4 years ago

    This is one my many googled items from last year. It's great to have this as a resource.

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    MarthaBuckly 4 years ago

    Great ideas! Thanks for nice lens!

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    HughSmulders LM 4 years ago

    I believe that such kind of reward brings real motivation for children to study and deal with homework. i would love to share some thoughts concerning this:

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    RuthieDenise 4 years ago

    Love the certificates. Very creative.

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    imagelist lm 5 years ago

    Nice lens...

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    These are great! As a homeschooling mommy, these will come in handy. Thanks for sharing!!

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    miaponzo 5 years ago

    These are absolutely fantastic! I want one for me! :) hahah Blessed!

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    Freestuffer LM 5 years ago

    Nice lens. Thanks for sharing

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    Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

    @Gayle Dowell: Thank you for the blessing!

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    funbee lm 5 years ago

    a good way to encourage children, I used to get these in primary school

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    Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

    Great resources for award certificates. I home school and know that these will come in handy this year. Thanks for sharing! Blessed~

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    Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

    @mysweetjane lm: I have lots of fun designing printable awards. They're one of the most popular downloads on my web sites.

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    Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

    @bjesparza: I agree - a small amount of genuine encouragement through a reward can really boost anyone's confidence and enthusiasm.

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    steph-naylor 5 years ago

    This is a pretty cool lens!

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    mysweetjane lm 5 years ago

    Love the lens and the great awards you can create

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    paidsocialmediajobs 5 years ago

    Thank you!

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    bjesparza 5 years ago

    I think it is always good to affirm kids for what they do!

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    antoniow 5 years ago

    Fantastic lens, I love it!

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    PennyHowe 5 years ago

    Love your lens! It's Lucky Penny Day and I am choosing your lens as my very favorite. I think certificates are fabulous and you have really highlighted many choices. Thanks so very much.

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    squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

    Great lens! This will definitely be of help for many of us!

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    Kumar P S 5 years ago

    Very useful lens. Thanks.

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    JoshK47 6 years ago

    Very cool idea! Love it - thanks for sharing!

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    brynimagire 6 years ago

    Fantastic video ! nice information. Wonderful lens !

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    Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

    I can see where these certificates and awards would be great for homeschoolers and group activities. Thanks for presenting all of these resources here!

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    katlovestrouble 6 years ago

    You are my choice for incredible squid day....I will use some of these certificates to recognize my incredible kids today. Thank you!

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    GiselleToner 6 years ago

    Your lens brought so many memories back, as children we used to send these sister of the year award and such stuff to each other. Thanks for a visit down the memory lane.

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    jadehorseshoe 6 years ago

    GREAT utility lens!

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    clcmdorg 6 years ago

    Great lens and resources for school certificates. We're always looking for material for our Rockville preschool site. Will make a note for future reference.

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    Writerfan 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for your Lens, you really helped us out.

    We (Caravan Press) used the Hoover webdesign for our award certificates presented at our Foreign Affair Writing Competition in Brussels.

    Well done and we will be back!

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    Writerfan 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for your Lens. You really helped us in the preparation of our Writing competition with the information on printing award certificates.

    We used the Hoover webdesign awards, which were free and easy to use.

    Will visit again, well done!


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    Kirsti A. Dyer 6 years ago from Northern California

    Back to bestow some back to school angel blessings.

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    darciefrench lm 6 years ago

    Awesome, I love these printable awards! Very cool :)

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    phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

    Great idea.

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    Teddi14 LM 6 years ago

    Great lens. I am going to feature it on my Freebies for Teachers lens (which is getting lots of traffic over the summer).

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    parentsterling 6 years ago

    What a great lens:)... My two boys like doing fun activity sheets. Thanks for sharing:)...

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    sociopath-free 6 years ago

    Some of these are so funny I want to print them out and hang them in my home office just to keep a smile on my face.

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    Serj 6 years ago

    So cool ideas here, lol at the Bonehead of the Day award! Great lens.

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    willrocket 6 years ago

    This is the first lens. Kudos on keeping it positive. Awards not only make people feel good about themselves but also motivates them to keep doing well. Especially the kids. I like...I like a lot. Great idea! No one likes getting rid of Awards. You are helping with generations of memories. :)

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    willrocket 6 years ago

    The first lens I've visited... . very positive. No mater what the purpose or event awards make people feel good inside and motivates them to keep up the good work, especially the kids. Your giving people something to treasure for generations. :)

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    abiralo 6 years ago

    thanks for your share

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    blessedmomto7 6 years ago

    Great Resource, thanks for the links. This will come in handy for our homeschool!

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    shellbenno 6 years ago

    Very good tool for teachers and kids

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    itsmuzza2011 6 years ago

    a very cool lens i think the kids will love these

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    TapIn2U 6 years ago

    Beautifully designed certificates and kid will love them! They will be inspired to do better in school! Fantastic lens! Hey, do you need a daily dose of happy quotes? Check out my newest lens, "Happy Quotes Happiness" and find hundreds of happy quotes. Be happy and share your thoughts, too! Thanks. Sundae ;-)

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    MattJoyce LM 6 years ago

    Really useful compilation. Thanks!

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    lostreview 6 years ago

    thank you for the graphics

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    achraf lm 6 years ago

    thank you for these nice examples!!

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    moonlitta 6 years ago

    Yes, you've been blessed but it's been a while... I love rewards too, so here's a little blessing for you:)

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    sushilkin lm 6 years ago

    Thanks to be on Squidoo for sharing your knowledge. Please PRAY FOR JAPAN

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    Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

    Definitely a lens I will visit again! Thanks!

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    Philippians468 7 years ago

    definitely Kudos, many Kudos to you Pastiche! another great lens! cheers

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    tiff0315 7 years ago

    I will definitely use this lens more than once. Thanks for all the great links!

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    howtocurecancer 7 years ago

    You are a master here on Squidoo, I love your lenses.

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    eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

    Never mind, I tried 1 more time to "like" it and it took! :)

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    eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

    Great resource! I tried to "like" it, but it wouldn't take. After trying about 10-15 times, I gave up. *sigh* I did bless the lens though.

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    David Gardner 7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

    Nice lens! (I'd give you a certificate, but can't figure out how to get the certificate to stay in this box!). I've liked, thumbs-upped, favorited, and lensrolled your cool lens! Congrats on a great job!

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    Kirsti A. Dyer 7 years ago from Northern California

    Great resource. I don't think that one can give too many awards to kids. These days they need lots of positive reinforcement. May print out some for my own.

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    JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

    Definitely kudos to you for this fabulous page! Kids (and adults) love to receive awards even for small things. What a great way to support those we care for! : )

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    Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

    Super Resource for Printable Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas for Home and School. It seems that I am always looking for something like this so will definitely be back. Thanks and Blessed.

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    jillian22 7 years ago

    I really like all this information that I will use - Thank You

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    wickedwabbit 7 years ago

    Perfect for the next winner of our obstacle challenge, thank you!

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    lasertek lm 8 years ago

    Nice! I can print some of these certificates and present them during our family reunion. This will really come as a surprise. Hopefully, all will enjoy receiving their recognition. 5*

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    TeachYourKidsToSwim 8 years ago

    @anonymous: I agree, their confidence can develop quickly with these things!! You might want to try it when you teach your kids to swim! Check out how you can teach them:

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    this page is great, one suggestion - what about including point cards? Like a card with many spaces to colour in points or place stickers. That'd be swell. But again, great site!

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    It's amazing what a boost getting a certificate for achievement will give to a child's self confidence!

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    Tiddledeewinks LM 8 years ago

    Nice for the home schooling set!

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    funversity 8 years ago

    Well done! You have created an excellent selection of awards, certificates, and diplomas.


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    anonymous 9 years ago

    Great!! Submit more of your lenses to Parenting on Squidoo and I will be sure to feature them!!!


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