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If you are involved in some activities or you work in an organization where performances and excellence are considered important, you might want to consider studying the following Award Certificate Design guidelines. The whole idea behind an Award Certificate is to give the achievement a lasting memory. The Award Certificate design can, however, make the whole essence of the award more important or become less significant.

More precisely, an Award Certificate should have the names of the awardee and the title for which they are being recognized, but there are few more details needed to make a good Award Certificate design. The following are some of the design guidelines needed to make a good Award Certificate Template.

Layout: An Award Certificate should have simple colors and stand-out fonts that will professionally represent the brand of the party giving out the awards. At a glance, it should be possible to assume the reputation of such party (organization/management).

Title: This is the title or what the receiver is being honored for. Without this, the award is as good as blank because it won’t be with purpose.

Award Giver: This is the name of the group, organization or the person giving out the award. Without this, anyone can just design an Award Certificate and give him/herself a lift. This may include the name, the logo, the website and the address of the giver.

Subject: A line or sentence, immediately before the title to explains the purpose of the Award Certificate. Example is: “this is to certify that (the recipient) has been awarded…” or “this certificate is presented to (the recipient)”

Recipient: This is the name of the person being awarded a certificate in recognition of his/her outstanding performance. It is always advisable that the name here is the same as the official name of the honoree. Also, the name should be carefully written to avoid mistakes that may bring about discrepancies and discredit the receiver.

Date: This is the date when the Award Certificate is given to the receiver. It usually includes the day, the month and the year that the award is given.

Signature and/or Official Stamp/Seal: While some organizations prefer to use only the designated signatures, others use both signature and their official stamp to authenticate the Award Certificates.

Border: One of the ways to add gloss to an Award Certificate is by using an attractive border that allows it to breathe and look good. This will go a long way in ensuring the certificates aren’t looking like every other paper.

Paper Texture: Many Award Certificates with good designs may have a major flaw with the quality of papers used. It is advisable that the texture of the Award Certificate paper should be firm and thick giving it a good presentation.

Lastly, Award Certificate designs need to have a good flair that ensures they stand out among other ordinary documents. Ensure the design is professional and presentable, or the receiver will be forced to keep it on the shelves. In a sentence, let your brand speak through the Award Certificates design.

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