Whether your club enjoys celebrating the years achievements with an end of year concert, showcase, club competition or social event, annual club awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge your students and the hard work they have put in. Letting your students know the awards that will be on offer at the end of the year provides them with added incentive to work hard and aim for great class attendance and giving 100% effort in class.
Whether you are planning trophies, medals or certificates and ribbons for your club members coming up with the award titles, award descriptions and award recipients will be unique to your club. Consider letting students know about the awards towards the beginning of the year. Annual club awards are just the incentive some students need to work that little bit harder to achieve their personal goals. Creating a range of awards that acknowledge those who have accomplished success in competitions through to acknowledging admirable qualities like commitment and sportsmanship is a great way to promote the values of your club and encourage a variety of gifts and talents!
When ordering your medals and trophies be sure to consider the cost of engraving, postage and discounts for bulk orders to ensure you get the best deal on good quality items.
Annual Club Award Suggestions
Club Champion of the Year – the highest ranking club member in competitions.
Technique Award – for the club member who has shown the greatest improvement in their technique
Flexibility Award – for the club member who has shown the greatest improvement in their flexibility
Team Spirit Award – for the club member with the most commitment and enthusiasm toward her team.
Commitment Award – for the club member who has attended most classes, competitions and performances throughout the year along with practising her routines regularly at home.
- Overcomer Award – for someone who has overcome an exceptional challenge throughout the year.
Encouragement Award – for a club member who shows incredible potential and is encouraged to continue working toward her goals in Physie.
- Performance Award – for the club member who is both expressive and energetic in her performances.
Physie Lady Of The Year – for the physie lady who has shown all round commitment, improvement and enthusiasm in competitions and classes.
- First Year Physie Girl – for the physie girl or lady who is in your first year at physie and has excelled.
Encourager of the Year – for the club member who encourages those around her in class and competition.
Junior Marching Award/Senior Marching Award – our club’s best junior/senior marcher. This could be decided by a set of judges at your event.
Awards for a bit of fun!
- Funniest Moment of the Year Award – was there a particular moment throughout the that could be remembered with much joy and laughter. Be sure not to embarrass anyone. This should be lighthearted and in a spirit of fun!
Physie Dad of the Year – for one of our Physie dads who has shown support to the club, and especially his daughter/s, by his attendance and involvement at events.
- Photo Of The Year – have members submit their most beautiful, most humorous or unique photograph taken throughout the year and award either one photo of the year or award a number of photos in various categories to the individual who has captured those moments on camera.
- Assistant Teachers
- Parents who have volunteered their time throughout the year
- individuals who have donated resources or services to the club
Often the budget doesn’t allow for a gift to match the generosity and support of those who volunteer their time. Teachers, while they may be paid a minimal amount, invest more time, money and passion into their classes than many are aware. Here are a few ideas to help you find that perfect gift for your volunteers and teachers.
- Flowers are an obvious choice. Could you consider a plant? Not only will it be enjoyed now but once planted in their garden will be enjoyed for a long time to come.
- Either a massage, pedicure or facial. Vouchers are a great option.
- A bottle of wine provided you know this is something they would enjoy.
- A good quality candle.
- A photo book of the years memories.
- Pen down your words of gratitude. Taking the time to say thank you is meaningful and will leave your teachers and volunteers feeling appreciated and valued.
Keep your eyes open for unique ways to make your end of year celebrations special! Your students will finish the year on a high and appreciate being recognised for the hard work and commitment they have put in throughout the year.