The Best Awards for your End of Year Employee Recognition Program

As 2022 draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate the hard work and achievements of your employees who made every day possible.

There’s no better way to permanently show your appreciation to your employees than a tangible acrylic award. Present each prize with a speech at a company-wide event to make the moments even more memorable.

This year, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite acrylic awards and different category ideas. Start 2023 off right by honoring your company’s best and brightest.

Reward Employees this Year

Adding more categories to your current corporate recognition program’s collection allows more employees to end the year on a high note.

  • Honor the top three performers in each category
  • Offer honorable mentions

Recap the year’s highlights with these end-of-the-year award category ideas and suggestions beyond the typical Employee of the Month awards. We’re sure you’ll love one of these employee recognition award ideas.

Top Sales Awards

Classic and well deserved, awards highlighting the company’s top performers are always appreciated for a job well done. 

If you prefer to award your employees as they continue to grow in the organization, changing the size of the award can make for an excellent career-milestone collection. 

Outstanding Leadership Awards

Your company’s leaders not only help the organization thrive, but they also provide an excellent example that their coworkers will aspire to follow. 

Innovation Awards

Going against the grain, thinking outside of the box, challenging the status quo: these are the habits of your company’s most innovative thinkers and doers. Honor this year’s top disruptors with trophies as unique as their ideas.

We recommend an award like the sleek, asymmetrical Acrylic Executive Alexia Award or this Metal Star Award that combines jade acrylic and a rusty-textured metal base.

The “Golden Oopsie” Award

We all make mistakes from time to time – wouldn’t it be nice to celebrate them? Encourage your colleagues to self-nominate their biggest business-related blunder of the year, what they learned from it, and how they got things back on track. 

Present the winners with gold accented awards, like this one with a hint of glitter or this one with a bold glitter frame (both can be customized with gold glitter).

Rookie of the Year Award

Did your company hire exceptional talent this year? Have your coworkers nominate the newcomers who went above and beyond since joining the team. Award the top three fresh faces with a unique award fit for their desk, like this one that hangs from a wire base.

Company Superhero Award

The company superhero, the team firefighter, the magical “Deux ex Machina” – we all appreciate that person who is able to swoop in and save the day. Recognize the top “saves” of the year with one of our many customizable paperweights.

Morale Booster Award

These awards go out to the people who plan happy hours, bring in “just because” cookies to share, send coworker birthday cards, and always have a kind and encouraging word to offer. 

Thank these shining stars with an employee appreciation award including lucite star awards, glowing stars, or star trophies

Acrylic Warehouse Recognition Specialists

Need design help for your end-of-the-year recognition awards, or do you have a herd of exceptional employees to celebrate? The Recognition Specialists at Acrylic Warehouse are ready to help; contact us today to learn more about our wide variety of awards and customization options.

No matter which employee award categories you decide for your team, the options are endless when recognizing and rewarding team members for going the extra mile this year.