Eclipse Awards Unveils "The Awesome Awards"

May 30, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Vancouver, BC Eclipse Awards, a leading supplier of corporate awards, award plaques and crystal awards for the business market, celebrates its 15th anniversary with the launch of the world's first open-sourced, living recognition program. Known as "The Awesome Awards" this unique appreciation program creates opportunities for communities to recognize and celebrate their unsung heroes - everyday people doing awesome things. Beyond corporate awards, Eclipse Awards is dedicated to giving back and hopes that this program will build stronger communities by celebrating the people that make them awesome.

"As corporate awards do for employees, recognizing members of the community is a powerful way to express appreciation and let people know they are valued," said Toby Barazzuol, president of Eclipse Awards. "When you feel valued and appreciated by your community, it helps you feel engaged and inspired to do your best work. It's so simple, yet many people have forgotten the importance of recognition and appreciation."

Launching today, the Awesome Awards will be presented to 15 inaugural honorees one amazing person for each year Eclipse Awards has been in the corporate awards business. There is only one way to win an Awesome Award, and that's by being awesome and doing awesome things in your community. There is no cost to make a nomination and everyone is eligible. Nominations for the second round of Awesome Awards are already being accepted.

What brings the Awesome Awards to life is that each recipient is asked to "pay it forward" by selecting another awesome member of the community and then bestowing the award upon them, and so on, and so on. The Awesome Awards are supported by a website that allows both presenters and winners to share their recognition stories, while also allowing people to track the journey of each unique Awesome Award as it travels from person to person and from community to community.

For more information about the Awesome Awards and to nominate someone awesome, visit theawesomeawards.org. To purchase personalized corporate awards, visit www.eclipseawards.com.

About Eclipse Awards:
Over the past 15 years, Eclipse Awards has earned a reputation as one of Canada's most progressive and innovative small businesses. Selected as BC's Best Employer in 2012, Eclipse Awards aspires to create beautiful things that make people happy, build resilient communities, regenerate the environment and transform the way that people think about recognition.