When it comes to sports, academics and other fields, performance is usually measured. Measuring performance is important because it tells you how good you are in comparison to other people in the same field and it also lets you know if you’ve improved. Humans as a whole strive for improvement and progress. Progress is what has made us into the greatest and most dominant species on earth and as a result, development is essential for our survival. So, with that said, encouraging progress is imperative, and therefore, there should be incentives to encourage it.
One of the incentives provided are trophies where the person who places first in his or her field is given an award. For example, in the arena of sports, trophies are presented to those who win against other teams or individuals. Some famous trophies include the World Cup, Heisman Trophy, Stanley Cup, US Masters and more. In addition to sports, trophies are awarded in other fields such as science, arts, film, music, etc. Some famous awards in these other fields include the Oscars, Grammy Awards, Nobel Prize, etc.
Shane from Lane Award Manufacturing notes, “Trophies and awards on the whole serve to encourage people to achieve excellence. To become an expert in their field and to make their mark in this world. It is also a form of recognition for individuals who have worked hard to achieve greatness and show that their hard work has meaning and purpose.”
In closing, there are many people who think that trophies shouldn’t be given out, but I disagree. Trophies and crystal awards serve to inspire people to do better and become better. They encourage us to go deep within ourselves and become the best version that we can be. This journey in itself is a reward, but getting a trophy is the icing on the cake.