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Creating a Recognition Award

Creating an Award

When you first open the awards page, you will see an invitation to start creating awards. If you are an admin when you click the link to create an award, you will see a dialog box like this, otherwise, you will start on the first page of creating a recognition award

You can easily choose between the two different award types. 

Creating a Recognition Award

Setting up award details:

You can select from a gallery of Motivosity award icons or upload your own. Start this process by clicking on the 'Upload an icon at the top. You will then give the name of the award that will be visible to your employees. Provide a brief description of what this award is and finally the frequency that it Is given out. 

Award Owners

The award owner is the person who gives the award. An award can have multiple owners. Start typing in the 'Who gives this award?' field and start typing the name of a valid Motivosity user in your company.

Awards with Nominations

You may want some awards to accept nominations. When you have at least one award that accepts nominations, a new 'Who Do You Nominate' box will appear on the Awards page. More information about this will be found in 'Making and Reviewing Nominations'.

Award Schedule

You can select how often the award is given. When you select a schedule for an award, a few things happen. First, if there is money associated with the award, the estimated recognition budget for the company is adjusted. Second, the person giving the award will be reminded to give it out at the right time. For awards that are not regularly given, choose, "One Time" from the dropdown

Nomination Instructions

Provides optional instruction to your employee that is important when submitting a nomination. Maybe you have a list of questions that need to have answers when nominating. Adding text here will display when someone is making a nomination. 


Awards do not need to have money attached (bragging rights are always a good thing), but if you want a user to receive more money in their 'You can spend' box when they receive the award, select the maximum amount they could receive for this award in this box. Note that when an award owner is giving the award, the dollar amount can be adjusted downward if desired.

If you attach money to the award, you can decide where that money comes from. Does it come from the award owner's 'You can give' bucket, or does it come out of a central budget? If you choose 'The giver', then giving the award to someone would take out of the amount of the award from the owner's giving money. If you choose the 'Central budget', then another field will appear that will allow you to control the maximum number of times this award can be given in a year. 

Limiting an Award to a Country or Department

These limits will control how this award appears in the nomination list and on the Awards page. Choosing a country will have this award display only to people in the selected country. Choosing a department will have this award display only to people in the selected department. Choosing 'Inactive' will have this award not appear in any lists.

Once you are done with this, click 'Save' on the modal and the award is ready to go. Happy awarding!

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