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What was your most recent award?
Tell me about your awards.
Won something at Scouts, but I can't remember what that was, but I have a trophy in my loft.
Get it out son, get it in pride of place.
but my gf said it was the worst idea ever. >:(
'He's shit but he tries'
Basketball player of the year, Rugby player of year, the Spanish Prize...general cack like that.
I want an award :(
'Oooh, did you hear about our Dave - he's got the Spanish Prize'.
most recent - DiS Football Player of the Year 2009
(not sure if it's got 2009 on it or not. Will keep you posted)
I've missed about five games I reckon. Not good.
I reckon I'm still in the running though
Never turned up to pick any of them up though. That would have been needy.
and the CDT prize in 1994 at St. Augustines RCHS.
I also once got employee of the month at my old firm because it was my turn.
when i was a kid
Two awards for poety at university.
Or maybe they did and no-one told me.
They're very much a goer
when I was station manager but it was for the previous year's output
U14s Lancashire Cup final - we drew, no penalties
3rd Prize in the Scott Trust PGCJ awards - didn't win anything (was only for first two prizes)
mine are divine.
someone did nearly exactly this very thread onlu yesterday.
I missed that. Shut up and tell me about your awards.
OH, YOU CAN'T. YOU LOSER.
for an HIV medication pill box reminder thingy while at uni I won £1000.
Bought an Epson printer and a skiiing holiday in Courchevel.
Its because I'm not good at anything which is quite annoying.
i was voted onto student council as a joke though...
It measures sales of a product after you tart it up a bit. The brand revenue went up by 50%.
So basically, yeah... I'M EVIL.
* as part of a team admittedly
I wear the badge sometimes because it's pretty.
I've won a few law awards, including Corporate Associate of the Year (a Scotland only-award, last year) and Regeneration Specialist of the Year (a UK wide one, in 2008). Lots of my deals have won deal of the year, but I'm only a small cog in those.
and make it clear that this wasn't as a result of some really fantastic botox.
I've won one today, just for being me.
New Barnet Rangers F.C Players Player of the season 2000
New Barnet Rangers F.C Managers Player of the season 2001
Barnet Schools Cup (Cricket) runners up medal (12th man) 1992
DiS Football 'Player made most of Glass" 2009
3 A Levels
Mathematics - 'C'
8 A*s, 2 As.
No, actually I got 3 As.
Now I just put "BA Cantab" after my name and have done with it.
"BA. Can tab"
"BA. Cant ab."
I can't believe you've got more qualifications than me.
He can't even spell it properly.
the next year i couldnt even find the classroom we were suppodsed to be doing it in though
at those hideous breasts.
Garry is the right way to spell it
THE RIGHT WAY
was part of a team at uni who won the 'Apprentice' prize. We had to spend 24 hours trying to make as much money as possible. Can't remember what we won though, think it was just a cheque.
girls in the group ran a quiz/raffle thing in the uni, while us guys went into Birmingham Christmas market with change buckets. We made shitloads. Persuaded loads of German stall owners to give us all their small change. Then did a bake sale and xbox comp in the student union.
Alan Sugar: "So, how did your make your cash this week?"
Contestant: "I just went out with a bucket and asked for it."
Alan Sugar: "And they just gave it to you, even though it wasn't for charity or anything."
Alan Sugar: "I love it. It's immoral, but I love it."
I don't think we would have gone bucket shaking if it was just lining our pockets. By agreeing to give all the proceeds to Birmingham Children's Hospital they gave us all the kit to do the fund raising bit and we knew that we would get more money doing all the events for a good cause.
The fact there was only 4 boys in my year renders it something of an insult rather than an award really and I had "improved" from about the worst footballer in the history of human existence. Still, got a medal and all that.
I also won the 'Media Studies Award' a few times in my secondary school years.
in the All-Ireland under-12 Art in the Community Games. since then it's been a steady downward slide, a sorry tale of wasted talent, apathy and self-destruction
Art is not a game. ART IS SRS BSNS.
Sports Journalists' Association bursary award for my pg course, July 2010.
Goal of the season for the University of Bath MoLES, 2007-08.
Have you, Bamos? Have you won an award? Tell us please, will you? Please?
That kinda felt like an award. But even that was about 70 years ago.
I WANT AN AWARD. VALIDATE ME.
Not that I'm competitive.
this thread is about awards.
No trophy/certificate/statuette, NO PLACE IN THIS THREAD.
SO FUCK YOU BOTH
I once got a small trophy made up for an old girlfiriend saying 'Best Girlfriend' (or summats) cos she said she'd never won anything before.
(That kind of thing actually exists readymade in card shops and stuff now, doesn't it? Not then. I went to a proper sporting type trophy place. :-) )
This story SO MUCH.
(you're right though. thewza's making me vom)
i made a special one for my girlfreind with a picture of my face on it and the words "OFFICIAL BOYFRIEND CARD".
shes still got it.
one day she'll forget to take it off before she gets home and that will be awkward.
So I made my own business card on the machine
GENERAL WINNER AND ALL ROUND GOOD EGG
Also, I think I went to Benicassim in 2006.
Along with the history prize and at the end of school they gave me an award for being better than everybody else for so long (I'm not joking "Sustain Academic Excellence"
I won LSE RFC Club player of the year - which was quite the honour as I beat players who had representative caps
I've won a few marketing awards with things I've been involved in. Only 2 have had my name on though - I always got left off for more important people.
A campaign we ran last year won like a million awards - I walk past one every morning with my name on it. PRIDE
Worst - one of my clients at my old job was an animal charity and we won silver for an award in which only two entries were received and neither were deemed good enough to be granted gold. I couldn't believe we even bothered putting it up on the wall
I won a spelling competition at primary School, and won a little father christmas decoration.
IN YOUR FACE METHS!
I won the spelling B in Mrs Levy's class :D
Although, not really an award.
I got some kind of certificate for getting 6 A*s at GSCE, also I got gold two years running in this mathematical challenge thing you had to give up your lunchbreak to do. Yes, I gave up my lunchbreak to take a maths exam which wasn't even a proper qualification.
Since I left school - nothing.
Think that may well be it :(
Oh and things in estate agency... blah blah blah
tell us about your award, before i post that picture that just came up on my facebook news feed.
Go and find it.
wut r teh "Cirkle Oskars"
I won punch Tavern's 'Stars in their eyes' UK karaoke competition. I can't remember which year but it must have been late 90s. It was at a low point in my life, not helped by my participation in this event, but I did win a grand and a lot of booze.
(I, or possibly Rob, will doubtless get drunk and tell you next time we see you, and then you'll know why the reluctance to say) :)
but until then I'm assuming it was a Spice Girls track.
I won a doubles tennis trophy aged 16, mainly because my partner was stupidly good. We got the final the year before.
I also got some big prize of money to spend on my school from this charity for my 'work in the community as head boy'. Bullshiiiiiit, I just went to breakfast with the local MP and sat on a local environment group looking bored.
I'm genuinely proud to have won a prize for creativity in the student media during my final year though. Mainly as I got £500 for it. Hoping to get shortlisted in some capacity for the Guardian Student Media Awards as well...
You can tell I didn't have a girlfriend until I was 17, can't you?
My children will not be allowed to look at members of the opposite sex until they're 16.
I think rock music had a bigger influence on RUINING MY BRAIN.
for good a levels. KERCHING
yup, actually an award.
"She held aloft the GOLDEN TENT PEG and the field was hers, from now until the cows came home. All hail she and all who camp in her."
and it's not some awful innuendo..
one of my football ones is a giant silver cup (a bit like the old football league cup) and the other is a large (about 25cm high) bronze figure of a man about to kick a football stood on a black plinth.
My basketball trophy is a horrible brass goblet.
At my 6th Form ball me and my band at the time won an award of some sort. Drunkenly stumbled onto the stage, grabbed the mic and exclaimed 'YYEEAAHH!! FUCK EVERYONE WHO ISN'T US!!!!!', middle fingers out in force. Went down a treat.
*I was 24
and after i'd done something to save the day (can't remember what) she must have thought "i know what'll cheer andy up... a HMV voucher"
except she was too lazy / dozy to go to HMV and get me a voucher. instead, she spent what must have taken over two hours to make me a "voucher", done up on Microsoft Word, with no less than about 12 clip-arts on it, saying "CONGRATULATION'S. Consider this is a voucher".
I then had to go and spend £20 in HMV and put the purchases on an Expenses claim.
Consider this is a voucher. and an award for being great.
Papyrus? Comic Sans?
I think I still have it somewhere!
in a kind of ironic "he's rubbish and lazy but remember when he scored that stupidly uncharacteristic scorcher and won us that game against the league winners in the last minute?" way.
it felt incredible :')
which was a south england/hampshire cricket tournament but that was when I was 15... not sure I have won any awards since... oooh employee of the month last year for my environmental stuff. 150 quids worth of vouchers... nice.
Was good at it.
I also won a carpet bowls competition on holiday once when I was about 5. Mum told me I had to go to bed until I got knocked out, so I stubbornly kept beating everyone so I could stay up late.
for being the barman.
Those Guinesses don't pour themselves.
with the wooden bar in the middle?
i used to play that as part of a pair with a mate in the old timers' league in our village cos there was nowt much else to do.
Might have been something else completely. I've got a little shield thing declaring me as winner though.
I didn't win any crapet bowls prizes.
Our team won a prize for coming fourth and generally lightening the mood* in our uni's ten pin bowling league.
*everyone else seemed to be a bit serious about it. own balls, gloves, hi-5's etc. we were semi-drunken and shambolic, but half decent.
I beat our highschool 800m record that had stood since 1973 so in my head I gave myself an award for being the world's greatest person
it was one in a range of prizes across the year, where every winner got a a £10 book token. we then had to choose our book and hand it back in to the school, where it would have a certificate attached to the front page and would be awarded to us at a prize-giving ceremony by the Head Boy.
my mother informed me that it was probably intended that I purchase an academic book with it, and that this was what everyone else would be doing. i insisted that i had earnt it, so i should get something that i wanted.
sure enough, come prize giving, everyone was being awarded Shakespeares and OEDs and suchlike, and the Head Boy, with a knowing wink and an "enjoy!", gave me this: http://is.gd/fbYmg
I guess all the other swots got Shakespeares and OEDs, or poetry anthologies that they would never read – I can't really remember. I bought a Nigel Slater cookbook.
What would you have bought, out of interest?
at a guess.
face >>>>>> palm interface.
My mate Mark won the PE prize and he got the rock's autobiography
an award bestowed upon me by my peers
you shouldnt even bother turning up at the awards ceremony.
or a trophy. I think I'm probably just going to end up awarding myself something. Can we have DiS awards?
It was raining heavilly so we couldn't do proper javellin outside. We used these foam things instead.
At primary school my team won 'best team spirit' award on sports day. I think this was because my team had a wheelchair user in it and we had to take turns pushing her around the various obstacles. She really let us down in the hurdles though.
Hello, Viz Profanisaurus.
Maths prizes and History prizes at school, a certificate thingy for getting 100% in one of my maths A-Level modules.
I got the Chief Scout's Award, but that's not really a prize as such.
When I was at university a few of us won an international competition to design some post-disaster housing.
And a building I designed won several sustainability awards, but I can't really claim credit for that one.
Nope, I still have no fucking idea what award he won last night.
The one's that stick to my mind are Worse Dressed Pupil, so what If I couldn't be arsed wearing uncomfortable shoes, itchy tops and trousers that when every time you went in for a tackle playing football they tore. So that was an honour.
And I don't know if it counts as an award but I somehow managed to get a Blue Peter badge when I was 10, not sure how I won it, let alone remembering sending anything off to them, but yeah my parents have it stored somewhere.
bottles of champagne for same
medals for race walking (do they count as awards?)
Does 25 yards breast stroke badge count?
was one of the trophies I got. I was really good at bunting apparently, in little league baseball.
So yah, I'm a massive bunter.
Was my last shift the weekend after as well.
I got county sports colours in volleyball and softball when I was younger. And I've won a few south African advertising awards and some international ones. My best awards have to be when I won a Clio (not the car) and a D&Ad for a campaign I did back in south Africa.
Cool ad, remember it well
What a nerd.
After that, nothing. That was half my life ago.
Woodley Saints Colts u12s Player of the Year & Players' Player of the Year, in our South Chiltern Minor League Division 2 championship winning year no less. Think I scooped PotY the season before too. Was heading for the big time with the District team until a growth-related injury put paid to my budding career as a Beckenbauer-esque centreback. I never did recover.
And some regional award for a poem about christmas when I was 7.