April 14, 2007 3:44pm CST
You won a competition, fill in the blanks, it can be any competition, say bowling tournament, race whatever you like what token prize would be most meaningful to you and why, examples: ribbon trophy plaque honorable mention in a newsletter of the organization certificate dinner in your honour? I would like the dinner or a wall plaque that I could proudly hang on my wall
15 Apr 07
Hi Winterose. good discussion, I did have to think about this and I think it would be the acknowledgment by my peers.I really cant say that a physical token would be necessary, but the recognition is very important. I am not sure if this makes any sense, but to me a physical token can be lost , acknowledgment and recognition can never be taken away nor lost. I think I would cite the Nobel prize, while the recipients do receive a cash award, it is the recognition and the fact that they can say I won the Nobel prize is what it is all about, Again this is just my opinion, and not an attempt to put down all the awards that have been handed out over the years.
15 Apr 07
To be honest, I don't see what's the fuss with these things. I know of many people who attach great importance to them. Why, I have all of them for various things but they don't really give me much of a kick. They are just collecting dust.. somewhere. :P
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14 Apr 07
Okay, I take it you are not referring to the state lottery! LOL In lieu of that prize, I would love to have a collection of poems recognized as Pulitzer or Poet Laureate-worthy. Poems are so personal, I would love to be able to cross that bridge from connotative poetry to nationally recognized, critically acclaimed poetry. To write poems that aren't just sentimental or "sweet". To have a spot on a bookshelf next to Kipling, Frost and Browning. Yeah, now, that's a dream!