Awards and Certificates

Get inspired with this extensive list of student award ideas, customizable award templates, and printable certificates and rewards to celebrate students’ effort, achievement, and progress! Present them in class, or send them home to parents.

What Awards Can Be Given to Students?

Student awards and certificates significantly enhance students' self-confidence by acknowledging their achievements, efforts, and progress. These recognitions serve not only as a testament to their hard work in their academic journey but also as a motivation for them to strive for excellence. Awards are tools to recognize individual students' strengths, promote a love of learning, and build a culture of respect and appreciation in the classroom.

This collection features awards for academic excellence across all subject areas, recognition certificates for good classroom behavior, notes to send home to parents, awards for personality and attitude, and extracurricular activities.

Printable Awards and Certificates

For ready-to-use awards and certificates that celebrate students’ academic achievements, effort, progress and much more, try our customizable and printable award kits. Available to purchase or free to download for TeacherVision subscribers.

  • End of Year Awards for Students Kit — 100 editable, printable PDF awards templates for teachers and a variety of awards for students in categories of academic achievement, personality, and other achievements.
  • Student Awards and Certificates Kit — 75 customizable, printable awards and certificates for various categories, easy to download, edit, and print, perfect for recognizing academic and personal achievements, and great for communication with parents.

115 Student Award Titles

1. Active Adventurer Award
2. Amazing Artist Award
3. Animal Activist Award
4. Astounding Actor/Actress Award
5. Awesome Athlete Award
6. Awesome Attendance Award
7. “Bear-y” Good Reading Award
8. Best Behaviour Award
9. Brilliant Biologist Award
10. Brilliant Builder Award
11. Caring Classmate Award
12. Class Comedian Award
13. Constant Cleaner Award
14. Constant Communicator Award
15. Contagious Curiosity Award
16. Cooperative Captain Award
17. Courageous Classmate Award
18. Creative Kid Award
19. Determined Discoverer Award
20. Dynamic Dancer Award
21. Enthusiasm Expert Award
22. English Star Award
23. Exceptional Effort Award
24. Excellent Encourager Award
25. Excellent Example Award
26. Fabulous Fashionista Award
27. Fabulous Friend Award
28. Fact Fanatic Award
29. Fair Friend Award
30. Fantastic Finisher Award
31. Friendship Award
32. Full of Fun Award
33. Goal Getter Award
34. Good Citizen Award
35. Good Listening Award
36. Grammar Guru Award
37. Great Effort Award
38. Great Growth Award
39. Handwriting Hero Award
40. Helping Hands Award
41. Homework Hero Award
42. “I Can Do It!” Award
43. Independent Investigator Award
44. Ingenious Inventor Award
45. Inquisitive Questioner Award
46. Jolly Jokester Award
47. Kindness Award
48. Learning Lover Award
49. Little Librarian Award
50. Lovable Leader Award
51. Loyal Listener Award
52. Magnificent Manners Award
53. Magnificent Memory Award
54. Marvelous Messenger Award
55. Marvelous Musician Award
56. Master Mathematician Award
57. Math Star Award
58. Mindfulness Award
59. Mindfulness Master Award
60. Nature Nurturer Award

61. Nice Neighbor Award
62. Noteworthy Neatness Award
63. Outstanding Observer Award
64. Outstanding Organizer Award
65. Passionate Participant Award
66. Passionate Player Award
67. Passionate Pupil Award
68. Perfect Attendance Award
69. Perfect Partner Award
70. Perfectly Patient Award
71. Perfectly Prepared Award
72. Phenomenal Facts Award
73. Powerful Peacemaker Award
74. Powerful Perserverance Award
75. Powerful Problem Solver Award
76. Reading Award
77. Reading Rockstar Award
78. Remote Learning Champion Award
79. Royally Responsible Award
80. Safety Superhero Award
81. Science Star Award
82. Sight Word Superhero Award
83. Singing Superstar Award
84. Smooth Sailor Award
85. Social Studies Star Award
86. Spelling Superstar Award
87. Splendid Sharer Award
88. Sports Star Award
89. Star Performer Award
90. Star Speller Award
91. STEM Star Award
92. Student Helper Award
93. Student of the Day Award
94. Super Citizenship Award
95. Super School Spirit Award
96. Super Scientist Award
97. Super Smile Award
98. Super Sleuth Award
99. Super Sportsmanship Award
100. Super Storyteller Award
101. Super Sweetheart Award
102. Superb Speaker Award
103. Superstar Award
104. Sunshine Spreader Award
105. Target Reached Award
106. Terrific Tutor Award
107. Thrilling Thinker Award
108. Top Technologist Award
109. Totally Trustworthy Award
110. Valiant Volunteer Award
111. Warmest Welcomer Award
112. Wellbeing Champion Award
113. Word Wizard Award
114. Wonderful Worker Award
115. Wonderful Writer Award

Download Certificates and Awards for Students

Rewards for Students

  • Homework Pass

    This pass entitles a student to one homework-free evening at home. It can be used as an incentive for your students to work hard in class and earn high grades.

  • Free Computer Time Award

    Reward children with free computer time during class. This is a great reward for your students to work towards in class.

  • Make Gift Certificates

    Sometimes the best present is the one that doesn't cost a thing. Encourage your students to be creative in their gift-giving with these printable gift certificates.

End-of-Year Certificates & Awards

  • Star Performance Award

    At the end of the school year, customize this printable as a graduation award: "Congratulations on your star performance in second grade."

  • Graduation Note: "Owl" Always Remember You

    This creative award congratulates students on graduating to the next grade or finishing a learning program with a cute note that says, "Congratulations Graduate! 'Owl' always remember you. Have a great summer!".

  • Graduation Certificate This customizable and printable certificate is perfect for all grades and graduations from Kindergarten through High School.

Badge Awards

  • Ecology Badges

    Reward students for their efforts to save the Earth with these badges. Challenge them to see how many badges they can collect.

  • Ecology: Wrist Awards

    Use these wrist badges to award students for participating in a unit on the environment.

  • Friendship Badges

    Use these badges in a unit on friendship, to award students for participation.

More Certificates and Awards

  • Thank-You Certificate

    Present this certificate to the most deserving student and express your gratitude. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

  • Star Performer Certificate

    Reward your students for outstanding work. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing. This can be used for math, writing, or more.

  • Good News Notes

    Recognize progress or reward outstanding work with these good news notes. They're a positive way to communicate with parents, plus they'll help foster students' self-confidence. Each printable note is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

  • Herpetology Bookmarks and Awards

    Reward your students' literacy with this reading award. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

  • Curious George Gets a Medal: Certificate & Medal

    After reading Curious George Gets a Medal, use this printable activity to acknowledge another deserving book character or person who deserves recognition. Children can write about the recipient and design a medal for them.

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