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If you're using a classroom awards template for your students as an assignment, simply copy the printable student award worksheet to your account and save. When creating the assignment, just select it as a template!

Award Templates for Students

Teachers work hard to establish inclusive classroom communities where their students feel supported, seen and heard. Learning involves risk-taking and students are better prepared to take risks, challenge themselves, grow and learn in an environment that is supportive and nurturing. Creating this type of setting takes dedication and is evident in practically everything that teachers do! From getting to know their students on a personal level, supporting their individual learning styles, setting ground rules and boundaries, providing feedback and encouragement, teachers are constantly working to establish and maintain a classroom environment that supports students both academically and emotionally.

One way to help with this endeavor is to make a habit of acknowledging students' progress. Everyone needs to feel appreciated and valued. Student award certificates are one way to achieve this! These awards templates can be customized to be beautiful acknowledgements of any superlative or achievement. Classroom awards for students might be in the form of prizes, privileges, or certificates. These printable awards for students can be easily customized and displayed digitally or printed. Teachers love to acknowledge students' hard work and students love to feel seen and appreciated!

Psst! These awards templates don't have to be just for students! They can easily be customized and used for teachers, administrators, support staff, cafeteria staff, custodians, parent helpers and anyone in the school or classroom that deserves recognition!

Custom Student Awards

Why Are They Important and How Are They Best Used?

Greatness deserves to be recognized, that is why creating a superlative certificate template is an excellent idea!

Present an award certificate to a student, classroom or teacher who deserves recognition for something they have done or progress made. Many teachers like to present superlatives at the end of the term, mid year or end of the year to help motivate students and build a positive classroom community. Each printable class awards template is completely customizable, you can change the colors, design, artwork and add your own text! Storyboard That’s award templates for students are so easy (and fun!) to create and use.

There are so many ways to use these templates. Typically, students are given awards for achieving high marks on their report cards. Often awards are given out at the end of the year during graduation or a final assembly. These awards are perfect for that! However, the fun doesn't have to stop there! There are so many ways to acknowledge students' growth throughout the school year. Celebrating everyday victories and progress over time is so important to also acknowledge. Boost your students' confidence and encourage a community of learners!

Students of all ages do their best when they can feel proud of their accomplishments and their hard work, unique strengths and individual talents are acknowledged! These awards will lift their spirits and encourage others to take risks and try their best as well! Show your students how much you care by creating a printable awards certificate today!

Print these award certificates and present them in person. You can even laminate them for longevity. These can also be downloaded and presented digitally, sent in an email or posted to your school's social media.Your students will be excited to see their name in bold fancy lettering on the award and be able to display it for their friends, families and caregivers.

To create an award certificate, choose a superlatives awards template above! Once you're in the Storyboard Creator, click on each of the elements on the student award template to change them to fit your needs. When you're done, hit "Save & Exit"! You can print your superlative awards for students right away, or keep them in your storyboard library until you are ready to use them.

How to Make an Awards Certificate with a Premade Template


Choose One of the Premade Award Templates

We have color and black and white templates. Take a look at our awards example for inspiration!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Worksheet a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Worksheet

This is where you will include text and images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your awards certificate, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


Next Steps

From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

Happy Creating!

Frequently Asked Questions about Classroom Awards Templates

How can I make an Award Certificate from the templates above?

Creating your own Classroom Award Certificate is easy with Storyboard That art! Simply:

  1. Choose the template above that you enjoy and click copy.

  2. You will be brought into the Storyboard That Creator. Give your Award a name!

  3. Make any changes you wish such as adding the name of the award, adding the students name, and making any changes to art, color and design that you wish! With the Creator - the sky's the limit! We have thousands of artist created images as well as millions of images from Photos for Class that you can access using search. You can even upload your own images!

  4. After making any changes you wish, click Save and Exit.

  5. Click on View All Options above your storyboard to see all of the different ways to download and print!

  6. Print or download your Certificate and present it to your student.

  7. Enjoy watching the pride on their face as they receive their reward and feel honored and special!

What are some ideas for different Printable Awards for Students in Elementary, Middle and High School?

There are so many ways to acknowledge a student's personal strengths and growth. Here are just a few ideas:

  1. Academic Excellence Award
  2. Amazing Artist Award
  3. Aspiring Author
  4. Avid Reader
  5. Awesome Attitude
  6. Best Growth in (insert any subject area or skill)
  7. Caring Classmate Award
  8. Cleanest Desk Award
  9. Computer Expert Award
  10. Creative Thinker Award
  11. Difference-Maker Award
  12. Enthusiastic Learner
  13. Excellent Effort Award
  14. Exceptional listener award
  15. The Extra Mile Award
  16. Good Friend Award
  17. Hardest Worker Award
  18. Helping Hand Award
  19. Homework Hero
  20. Integrity Award
  21. Kindness Matters Award
  22. Leadership Award
  23. Lunchroom Helper Award
  24. Marvelous Musician
  25. Math Facts Master
  26. Most Curious
  27. Most Improved
  28. Most Optimistic
  29. Most Organized
  30. Most Responsible
  31. Most Thoughtful
  32. Most Trustworthy
  33. Outstanding Improvement Award
  34. Outstanding Citizenship Award
  35. Perfect Attendance
  36. Perseverance Award
  37. Problem Solver Extraordinaire
  38. Reading Rockstar
  39. School Spirit
  40. Sharing & Caring Award
  41. Shining Star
  42. Spectacular Sportsmanship Award
  43. Splendid Singer
  44. Super Speller
  45. Stellar Scientist
  46. Terrific Teamwork Award
  47. Tech Savvy Award
  48. The Kindness Counts Award
  49. Vibrant Vocabulary
  50. Writing Wizard

Can Students make Awards Certificates for their Classmates?

If you would like your students to create award certificates (perhaps for each other, or for teachers, staff and helpers in the school) simply:

  1. Copy any (or all!) of the award certificate templates to your account, give them a name and save.
  2. When creating an assignment, just select the award certificate as a template.

  3. You can add as many templates to an assignment as you wish!

  4. Then, when students log in to Storyboard That and see their assignment, they will have access to all of the templates that you provided allowing them to choose the one they prefer.

  5. Once in the Creator, students can update the template to their liking, adding art and design as well as text to personalize the award certificate however they want!

How to Make an Award Certificate From Scratch?

Are you interested in making your own award certificate from scratch? Great! Simply follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “create a storyboard” button. This will bring you to the storyboard creator.

  2. Give your Award Certificate a name. We suggest giving it a detailed name so that you know how to find it in the future. Click continue.

  3. Now that you are in the storyboard creator, click on the “layout” button in the right hand menu. You can choose either the worksheet (8.5x11) layout for easy printing.

  4. Choose whether you want your worksheet to be horizontal or vertical and click “okay”.

  5. To find Storyboard That’s worksheet assets, click on the “worksheets” button in the top row. If you are on a small screen such as a chromebook, you may have to press the “more” button to find this option.

  6. Once you are in this category, you will find all kinds of assets such as beautiful and colorful borders and much more. Simply drag and drop where you want the assets to go.

  7. Check out the 'Scenes' category for other beautiful backgrounds, including patterns. Look under 'Speech Bubbles' to see the myriad of ways to add text including Free Form Text. You can find adorable animals under the 'Characters' category, whimsical icons and banners under 'Infographics' and even emojis under 'Web and Wireframes'!

  8. Once you have made your Award Certificate, click save and exit.

  9. Print or download your Certificate and present it to your recipient!

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