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List of awards named after people

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Abdus Salam Award  Abdus Salam Science Awarded to Pakistani nationals for achievement in the field of chemistry, mathematics, physics, or biology
Abel Prize Niels Henrik Abel Mathematics Awarded for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, often described as the "mathematician's Nobel prize"
Jack Adams Award Jack Adams Ice hockey The National Hockey League coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."
Aga Khan Trophy  Aga Khan III Equestrianism
Aga Khan Award for Architecture  Aga Khan IV Architecture Architectural concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of Islamic societies in the fields of contemporary design
Alexander Agassiz Medal Alexander Agassiz Oceanography Original contributions in the science of oceanography
John Agro Special Teams Award John Agro Canadian football Most outstanding special teams player in the Canadian Football League
Akatsuka Award Fujio Akatsuka Manga To new manga artists, in the category of comedic manga
Michelle Akers Player of the Year Award Michelle Akers Football (soccer) Most valuable player in Women's Professional Soccer (league and award defunct)
Akutagawa Prize Ryūnosuke Akutagawa Literature The best serious literary story published in a newspaper or magazine by a new or rising author
Ali–Frazier Award Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier Boxing Fight of the year, as determined by the Boxing Writers Association of America
Antim Cup Antim Iverianul Rugby union Victory in a senior international rugby union match, other than World Cup matches or qualifiers, between the teams of Romania and Georgia
Edward Appleton Medal and Prize Edward Victor Appleton Physics Distinguished research in environmental, earth or atmospheric physics
Archibald Prize J. F. Archibald Portraiture The best portrait, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by an artist resident in Australia
Arjuna Award  Arjuna Sports Outstanding achievement in national sports in India
Arthur Ashe Courage Award Arthur Ashe Sports Significant or compelling humanitarian contribution, transcending sports, by a sports-related figure. One of the ESPY Awards.
Astor Cup Vincent Astor Auto racing Originally awarded to winners of the Astor Challenge Cup races (1915–1916), now used as the championship trophy for the IndyCar Series. [1]
Ayukawa Tetsuya Award Tetsuya Ayukawa Mystery fiction For unpublished mystery novels
Az-Zubair Prize for Innovation and Scientific Excellence  Az-Zubair Mohammed Salih Science For scientific innovation and creativity in applied and technological fields
Aziz Sancar Science Awards Aziz Sancar Health Sciences Significant contributions to health sciences and technologies at the international level in Turkey


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
IEEE Computer Society Charles Babbage Award Charles Babbage Computer Science Significant contributions in the field of parallel computing [2]
Hobey Baker Award Hobey Baker Ice hockey Outstanding player in NCAA men's college hockey
Baly Medal William Baly Physiology £400 to provide a gold medal for the person deemed to have most distinguished himself in the science of physiology, especially during the previous two years.
Lorenzo Bandini Trophy Lorenzo Bandini Auto racing
Bartolozzi Prize Giuseppe Bartolozzi
Batchelor Prize George Batchelor Fluid dynamics Awarded once every four years to a single scientist for outstanding research in the field of fluid dynamics
Sammy Baugh Trophy Sammy Baugh American football Outstanding passing quarterback in Division I FBS college football
Beal Prize Andrew Beal Mathematics $1 million prize is awarded for either a proof or a counterexample of the Beal conjecture, a generalization of Fermat's Last Theorem, published in a refereed and respected mathematics publication [3]
Becquerel Prize Edmond Becquerel Solar Energy Individual with outstanding contributions to solar energy
Beazley Medal Kim Edward Beazley
Chuck Bednarik Award Chuck Bednarik American football Outstanding defensive player in Division I FBS
Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award Clair Bee Basketball Positive contributions by an NCAA Division I men's head coach
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal Alexander Graham Bell Telecommunications Exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering in the field of telecommunications
Gordon Bennett Cup James Gordon Bennett, Jr. Auto racing
Gordon Bennett Cup James Gordon Bennett, Jr. Ballooning
Marcel Benoist Prize Marcel Benoist
Jun Bernardino Trophy Jun Bernardino Basketball PBA Philippine Cup championship trophy
Fred Biletnikoff Award Fred Biletnikoff American football Outstanding wide receiver in Division I FBS
Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal Vilhelm Bjerknes Meteorology "distinguished research in atmospheric sciences." [4]
Elizabeth Blackwell Medal Elizabeth Blackwell Medicine Woman physician "who has made the most outstanding contributions to the cause of women in the field of medicine." [5]
Bledisloe Cup Charles Bathurst Rugby union Challenge trophy between the national teams of Australia and New Zealand
Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize Katharine Burr Blodgett Physics Contributions to the organisation or application of physics in an industrial or commercial context
Tom W. Bonner Prize Tom W. Bonner
Border-Gavaskar Trophy Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar Cricket Challenge trophy between the national teams of Australia and India
Max Born Medal and Prize Max Born Physics Outstanding contributions to Physics
Fernando Botero Prize Fernando Botero Art Latin American artists aged under 35, administered by the Foundation of Young Colombian Artists [6]
The National Bobby Bowden Award Bobby Bowden American football Outstanding achievement by a Division I FBS player on the field, as a student, and as a "faith model" in the community
Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award Bobby Bowden American football Outstanding head coach in Division I FBS
Bradbury Award Ray Bradbury Screenwriting Excellence in screenwriting
Bouclier de Brennus Charles Brennus Rugby union French Top 14 championship trophy
Chris Bristow Trophy Chris Bristow Auto racing
Peter Brock Trophy Peter Brock Motorsport Winners of the Bathurst 1000 race
Brownlow Medal Charles Brownlow Australian rules football "Fairest and best" player in the Australian Football League
Broyles Award Frank Broyles American football Outstanding assistant coach in Division I FBS
Bruce Medal Catherine Wolfe Bruce Astronomy Outstanding lifetime contributions to astronomy.
W. S. Bruce Medal William Spiers Bruce Geography Contributions to polar zoology, botany, geology, meteorology, oceanography or geography.
Buck Buchanan Award Buck Buchanan American football Outstanding defensive player in Division I FCS
John Bunn Award John Bunn Basketball Significant lifetime achievement in any role within the sport, as determined by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Burlsworth Trophy Brandon Burlsworth American football Most outstanding player in Division I FBS who began his college career as a walk-on
Vannevar Bush Award Vannevar Bush
Butkus Award Dick Butkus American football Outstanding linebackers in the NFL, college, and high school
Walter Byers Scholarship Walter Byers Sports Outstanding student-athletes, male and female, across all NCAA sports
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Evelyn Byng Ice hockey NHL "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability"


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Caccioppoli Prize Renato Caccioppoli Mathematics Outstanding achievement by an Italian mathematician no older than 38
Caldecott Medal Randolph Caldecott Literature
Camões Prize Luís de Camões Literature Outstanding work in the Portuguese language
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Clarence Campbell Ice hockey NHL Western Conference championship trophy
John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science John J. Carty Science "Noteworthy and distinguished accomplishments in any field of science within the charter of the Academy" (i.e., the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S.)
Miguel de Cervantes Prize Miguel de Cervantes Literature Outstanding lifetime achievement by a Spanish-language writer
Chappell–Hadlee Trophy The Chappell brothers (Ian, Gregory, and Trevor) and the Hadlee family (father Walter and sons Barry, Dayle, and Sir Richard) Cricket Challenge trophy contested in annual ODI series between Australia and New Zealand
R. K. Cho Economics Prize R. K. Cho Economics Contributions to the development of scholarship and education [7]
Agatha Award Agatha Christie Mystery fiction
Agatha Christie Award (Japan) Agatha Christie Mystery fiction
Clive Churchill Medal Clive Churchill Rugby league football Best and fairest player in the National Rugby League's Grand Final
King Clancy Memorial Trophy King Clancy Ice hockey Outstanding leadership and exceptional humanitarian contributions by an NHL player
Clarkson Cup Adrienne Clarkson Ice hockey Canadian National Women's Hockey Championship trophy
Roger Clemens Award Roger Clemens Baseball Outstanding pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball
Roberto Clemente Award Roberto Clemente Baseball Major League Baseball player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team"
David Cohen Prize David and Victoria Cohen Literature Outstanding body of work by a British citizen writing in English
Lionel Conacher Award Lionel Conacher Sports Canadian male athlete of the year throughout all sports
Tony Conigliaro Award Tony Conigliaro Baseball Major League Baseball player who best overcomes extreme physical or emotional adversity
Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Pat Conroy Literature Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance favorite hand-sell book of the year (only 2016)
Cook Cup James Cook Rugby union Challenge trophy contested between Australia and England
Duff Cooper Prize Duff Cooper Literature Best work of history, biography, political science or (very occasionally) poetry, published in English or French
Ron Coote Cup Ron Coote Rugby league football Victory in annual match between National Rugby League teams the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters
Copley Medal Godfrey Copley Science "Outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science, and alternates between the physical sciences and the biological sciences"; awarded by the Royal Society of London to scientists of any nationality
Jon Cornish Trophy Jon Cornish American football Top Canadian player in NCAA Division I football
Alec Courtelis Award Alec Courtelis Academic merit Academic merit and outstanding contribution by graduating non-U.S. students at the University of Florida
Bob Cousy Award Bob Cousy Basketball Outstanding point guard in U.S. men's college basketball
Robert Cox Cup Robert Cox Golf U.S. Women's Amateur championship trophy
Crafoord Prize Holger Crafoord Science Outstanding basic research in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Roger Crozier Ice hockey NHL goaltender with the season's best save percentage (minimum of 25 games played)
Johan Cruijff Shield Johan Cruyff Football (soccer) Dutch Super Cup trophy (contested by winners of the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup)
Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award Edith Cummings Golf Top collegiate female golfer who excels in academics
Cunningham Medal Timothy  Cunningham Science, literature and antiquities Awarded every 3 years for best essay in science, literature or antiquities by a member of the Royal Irish Academy
Currie Cup Donald Currie Rugby union South African first-tier provincial championship trophy (and also the overall competition)
Curtis Cup Harriot and Margaret Curtis Golf Challenge trophy contested by women's amateur teams representing the US and Great Britain & Ireland


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award Chuck Daly Basketball This annual award is given to an NBA coach to honor their life in basketball.
David Dewhurst Medal David John Dewhurst Biomedical engineering Outstanding contribution to Biomedical Engineering.
Leo Dandurand Trophy Léo Dandurand Canadian football Most outstanding offensive lineman in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award.
Darwin Awards Charles Darwin Life Awarded to "people who ensure the long-term survival of the human race by removing themselves from the gene pool in a sublimely idiotic fashion"
Darwin Medal Charles Darwin Biology Awarded for work of acknowledged distinction in the broad area of biology in which Darwin worked
Darwin–Wallace Medal Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace Biology Awarded annually for best work on evolutionary biology
Hunter Davies Lakeland Book of the Year Hunter Davies Books Awarded annually for a book about or set in Cumbria, England. [8]
Leonardo da Vinci International Art Award Leonardo da Vinci Arts, science, technology, and literature Presented to young people involved in the study of the sciences, technology, literature and the arts
Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts Leonardo da Vinci Arts Recognition of significant contribution to the artistic legacy of the world.
ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award Leonardo da Vinci Engineering Eminent achievement in the design or invention of a product which is universally recognized as an important advance in machine design
Davis Cup Dwight F. Davis Tennis Winner of an annual tournament involving men's national teams (and also the competition itself)
Davy Medal Humphry Davy Chemistry "Outstandingly important recent discovery in any branch of chemistry", as determined by the Royal Society of London
Dazai Osamu Prize Osamu Dazai Literature
DeMarco–Becket Memorial Trophy Mario DeMarco and Mel Becket Canadian football Most outstanding offensive lineman in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award.
Demidov Prize Pavel Demidov Science Originally (1832–1866) awarded for outstanding achievement by a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Revived in 1993 for outstanding achievement in natural sciences or humanities by a member of the same body.
Lord Derby Cup Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby Rugby league football Victory in French knockout cup competition
Dewar Cup Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar Football (soccer) Originally awarded to the winner of the U.S. National Challenge Cup (now the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup). The trophy is now retired and is on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, but the name of each winning team is still added to its base.
Joe Dey Award Joseph Dey Golf Recognition of meritorious service to the game of golf as a volunteer.
Dick Baumbach PR Professional of the Year Dick Baumbach Public Relations Recognition of public relations professionalism throughout the year decided by Space Coast FPRA leadership.
Dijkstra Prize Edsger Dijkstra Computer Science Outstanding work on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory and/or practice has been evident for at least a decade.
Dirac Medal of the ICTP Paul Dirac Physics Outstanding work in theoretical or mathematical physics. Prior winners of the Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, or a Nobel Prize are ineligible.
Dirac Medal of the WATOC Paul Dirac Chemistry Outstanding computational chemist under age 40
Paul Dirac Medal and Prize Paul Dirac Physics "Outstanding contributions to theoretical (including mathematical and computational) physics"
David Dixon Award David Dixon Sport Outstanding competitor in the Commonwealth Games
Maggie Dixon Award Maggie Dixon Basketball Outstanding first-year head coach in NCAA Division I women's college basketball
Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor Belisario Domínguez Order of merit Distinguished lifetime contribution by a Mexican to the national welfare; the highest award in Mexico's honors system
Domon Ken Prize Ken Domon Photography
David di Donatello Donatello Cinema Outstanding work in Italian cinema in 24 categories
Landon Donovan MVP Award Landon Donovan Association football Most valuable player in Major League Soccer
Charles Stark Draper Prize Charles Stark Draper Engineering Advancement of engineering and the education of the public about engineering, as determined by the (U.S.) National Academy of Engineering
Henry Draper Medal Henry Draper Astronomy Outstanding contributions in astrophysics, as determined by the (U.S.) National Academy of Sciences
Dronacharya Award Dronacharya Sports Excellence by an Indian sports coach
Joe Dumars Trophy Joe Dumars Basketball NBA player who "exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court—ethical behavior, fair play and integrity." The trophy is named after Joe Dumars, the first recipient of what is more commonly called the NBA Sportsmanship Award.
Dunsmore Cup Bob Dunsmore Canadian football RSEQ (Quebec) university championship
Hugh Durham Award Hugh Durham Basketball Outstanding coach at a mid-major school in NCAA Division I men's college basketball
The Dyson Award Geoff Dyson Sports coaching "Sustained and significant contribution to the development and management of coaching and individual coaches in the UK." Awarded 1999–2007.
James Dyson Award James Dyson Design Outstanding work in product design, industrial design, or design engineering by a graduating university student (or recent graduate) studying in one of 18 specified countries


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
John Eales Medal John Eales Rugby union Outstanding player on the Australia national team, as chosen by team members
Harley J. Earl Trophy Harley Earl Auto racing Daytona 500 winner's trophy
J J Ebers Award Jewell James Ebers Electronics Outstanding advances in electron devices
IEEE Edison Medal Thomas Edison Electrical engineering Honors "a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts"
Edogawa Rampo Prize Rampo Edogawa Mystery fiction
Albert Einstein Award Albert Einstein Physics High achievement in natural science of theoretical physics (1951–1979)
Albert Einstein Medal Albert Einstein Science Outstanding service in connection with Einstein
Albert Einstein World Award of Science Albert Einstein Science Outstanding research that directly benefits humanity
Eisenhower Trophy Dwight D. Eisenhower Golf World championship for men's national amateur teams
Emmett Leahy Award Emmett Joseph Leahy Records and Information Management Outstanding Contributions and Accomplishments that Have a Major Impact on the Records and Information Management
Eisner Award Will Eisner Comics Outstanding achievement in the U.S. comics industry in nearly 50 categories
Webb Ellis Cup William Webb Ellis Rugby union Rugby World Cup championship trophy
Erasmus Prize  Erasmus Society and culture Notable contributions to European society, culture, or social science
Eringen Medal  Eringen Society of Engineering Science Sustained outstanding achievements in engineering science
Terry Evanshen Trophy Terry Evanshen Canadian football Most outstanding player in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award.


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Fabri Literary Prize Frances Fabri Literature Outstanding unpublished novel written for adults
Faraday Medal Michael Faraday Engineering Awarded either for notable scientific or industrial achievement in engineering or for conspicuous service rendered to the advancement of science, engineering and technology or for lifetime achievement in science, engineering or technology. Institution of Engineering and Technology
Michael Faraday Prize Michael Faraday Science Excellence in communicating science to UK audiences
Heather Farr Player Award Heather Farr Golf Awarded to an LPGA golfer "who, through her hard work, dedication and love of the game of golf, has demonstrated determination, perseverance and spirit in fulfilling her goals as a player."
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction William Faulkner Literature Best work of American fiction
Antonio Feltrinelli Prize Antonio Feltrinelli See award article Outstanding accomplishments in nine widely differing fields
Enrico Fermi Award Enrico Fermi Science Lifetime achievement in the development, use, or production of energy
Prince of Asturias Awards Felipe, Prince of Asturias Science Achievement in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs
Norm Fieldgate Trophy Norm Fieldgate Canadian football Most outstanding defensive player in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.
Fields Medal John Charles Fields Mathematics Outstanding achievement by a mathematician under age 40
Ambrose Fleming Medal Ambrose Fleming Telecommunications Exceptional contribution to the advancement of telecommunication engineering and technology Institution of Engineering and Technology
Florence Nightingale Medal Florence Nightingale Nursing Exceptional courage and devotion to the wounded, sick or disabled or to civilian victims of a conflict or disaster
Alphonso Ford Trophy Alphonso Ford Basketball Leading scorer in the Euroleague
NCAA Gerald R. Ford Award Gerald R. Ford Sports Significant lifetime leadership as an advocate for college sports in the United States
Fothergillian prize John Fothergill Medicine Best written work on medical topic
James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy James E. Foy V American football Winner of the Iron Bowl, the annual game between the University of Alabama and Auburn University
Benjamin Franklin Award Benjamin Franklin Life sciences Promotion of free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences
Ford C. Frick Award Ford Frick Broadcasting "Major contributions to baseball" as a broadcaster


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Dennis Gabor Medal and Prize Dennis Gabor Physics Distinguished contributions to the application of physics in an industrial, commercial or business context.
Gagarin Cup Yuri Gagarin Ice hockey Championship trophy of the Kontinental Hockey League
Gagliardi Trophy John Gagliardi American football Outstanding player in NCAA Division III college football
Dave Gallaher Trophy Dave Gallaher Rugby union Challenge trophy between France and New Zealand
Gaisford Prize Thomas Gaisford Classical literature Outstanding essay in Greek, and outstanding dissertation in Greek or Latin, by a University of Oxford student
Gandhi Peace Award Mahatma Gandhi Peace For ""contributions made in the promotion of international peace and good will." Awarded by the American organization Promoting Enduring Peace.
Gandhi Peace Prize Mahatma Gandhi Peace Contribution to social, economic, and political transformation by Gandhian methods. Awarded by the Government of India.
Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Indira Gandhi Peace Distinguished contributions to promoting solidarity and understanding between groups in Indian society
Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development Indira Gandhi Peace Contribution to peace, with a focus on disarmament and economic development
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Sports Indian sportsperson of the year
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy Giuseppe Garibaldi Rugby union Challenge trophy between France and Italy
Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize Carl Friedrich Gauss Mathematics "Outstanding mathematical contributions that have found significant applications outside of mathematics"
Gibbs Brothers Medal William Francis Gibbs and Frederic H. Gibbs Naval architecture & marine engineering Outstanding contributions
Frank M. Gibson Trophy Frank M. Gibson Canadian football Most outstanding rookie (first-year player) in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.
Jack Gibson Cup Jack Gibson Rugby league football Victory in annual match between National Rugby League teams the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters
G. K. Gilbert Award Grove Karl Gilbert Planetary Geology For outstanding contributions to the solution of fundamental problems in planetary geology
J. J. Giltinan Shield J J Giltinan Rugby league football Winning the National Rugby League minor premiership
Glover Prize John Glover Art "The work judged the best contemporary painting of the Tasmanian landscape"
Gödel Prize Kurt Gödel Computer science Outstanding theoretical papers
Albert Goldthorpe Medal Albert Goldthorpe Rugby league football Player judged best in each Super League season by Rugby Leaguer & League Express
Prix Goncourt Edmond de Goncourt Literature "The best and most imaginative prose work of the year" in the French language
Prix Goncourt des Lycéens Edmond de Goncourt Literature Outstanding French language literary work, as selected by a group of about 2,000 lycée students (roughly equivalent to a high school in the English-speaking world)
Curt Gowdy Media Award Curt Gowdy Sports journalism Two awards for outstanding achievement in basketball media coverage—one to a writer and one to a sportscaster
Jack Graney Award Jack Graney Sports journalism Contributions to baseball in Canada by a member of the Canadian media, as determined by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Grawemeyer Award H. Charles Grawemeyer Five different fields Outstanding ideas in education, improving world order, music composition, religion, and psychology
Mel Greenberg Media Award Mel Greenberg Sports journalism Media member "who has best displayed a commitment to women's basketball and to advancing the role of the media in the women's game", as determined by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. [9]
Grey Cup Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey Canadian football Canadian Football League championship trophy (and also the game in which it is contested)
George Gross Memorial Trophy George Gross Football (soccer) Most valuable player in the Canadian Championship
Lou Groza Award Lou Groza American football Outstanding placekicker in U.S. college football
Gruber Prize in Cosmology Peter and Patricia Gruber Cosmology Discoveries leading to fundamental advances in the field
Gruber Prize in Genetics Peter and Patricia Gruber Genetics Distinguished research contributions
Gruber Prize for Justice Peter and Patricia Gruber Justice Contributions that have advanced the cause of justice as delivered through the legal system
Gruber Prize in Neuroscience Peter and Patricia Gruber Neuroscience Distinguished research contributions
Gruber Prize for Women's Rights Peter and Patricia Gruber Women's rights Contributions toward furthering the rights of women and girls
Ray Guy Award Ray Guy American football Outstanding punter in U.S. college football
Gusi Peace Prize Captain Gemeniano Javier Gusi Peace Gusi Peace Prize, named after Captain Gemeniano Javier Gusi (a World War II Guerilla Warrior) is signed by President of the Philippines and is given to recognize individuals and organizations who contribute to global peace and progress through a wide variety of fields.
Guy Medal William Guy Statistics Innovative contributions to the theory or application of statistics.
Haren Gandhi Research and Innovation Award Haren  Gandhi Automotive engineering Contributions to significant technical achievements in their field of study


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Otto Hahn Peace Medal Otto Hahn Peace and tolerance Outstanding services for peace, tolerance and international understanding
Otto Hahn Medal Otto Hahn Science (in general) Annually awarded to a maximum of 30 junior scientists in recognition of outstanding scientific achievements
Otto Hahn Prize Otto Hahn Science Exceptional scientific achievements in chemistry and physics. The prize is the most significant honor of the German Physical Society and the German Chemical Society.
Harmsworth Cup Alfred Harmsworth Motorboat racing
E. H. Harriman Award E. H. Harriman Rail transport Outstanding safety achievements by an American railroad company
Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes Edward Harrison and Raphael Meldola Chemistry Most meritorious and promising original investigations in chemistry by British chemist
Hart Memorial Trophy David Hart Ice hockey Most valuable player in the National Hockey League
Harvey Award Harvey Kurtzman Comics Outstanding achievement in 19 regular categories and four special categories
Haskins Award Fred Haskins Golf In honor of the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States
Walter Hayes Trophy Walter Hayes Motorsport Winner of the eponymous Formula Ford race
Lew Hayman Trophy Lew Hayman Canadian football Most outstanding Canadian player in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award.
Heaviside Medal Oliver Heaviside Control Engineering Exceptional contribution to the advancement of control engineering and technology Institution of Engineering and Technology
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics Dannie Heineman . .
Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award Hugh Hefner Free expression Significant contribution to protection and enhancement of U.S. First Amendment rights
Charlene Heisler Prize Charlene Heisler Astronomy Most outstanding PhD thesis in astronomy at an Australian University [10]
Heisman Trophy John Heisman American football Outstanding U.S. college football player of the year
Ted Hendricks Award Ted Hendricks American football Outstanding defensive end in U.S. college football
O. Henry Award O. Henry Literature Short stories of exceptional merit written in English and published in the U.S. or Canada
Lou Henson Award Lou Henson Basketball Outstanding player at a mid-major school in NCAA Division I men's college basketball
Hermann Trophy Robert Hermann Football (soccer) Top men's and women's college soccer players in the U.S.
Hessell-Tiltman Prize Marjorie Hessell-Tiltman . .
Harlon Hill Trophy Harlon Hill American football Most outstanding player in NCAA Division II college football
Hillary Shield Edmund Hillary Rugby union Challenge trophy between New Zealand and England
Dan Hodge Trophy Danny Hodge Wrestling Most outstanding college wrestler in the U.S.
Hopetoun Cup John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun Rugby union Challenge trophy between Australia and Scotland
Hopman Cup Harry Hopman Tennis World mixed-sex team championship
Grace Murray Hopper Award Grace Hopper Computer science Significant technical or service contribution by an individual under age 35
Hopwood Award Avery Hopwood
Paul Hornung Award Paul Hornung American football Most versatile player in NCAA Division I FBS college football
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Louisa Gross Horwitz
Dick Howser Trophy Dick Howser Baseball Most outstanding player in U.S. college baseball
Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize Fred Hoyle Physics Distinguished contributions to astrophysics, gravitational physics or cosmology
Hughes Medal David E. Hughes
Hugo Award Hugo Gernsback Science fiction, fantasy Outstanding works in 15 categories
Humboldt Prize Alexander von Humboldt
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Lamar Hunt Football (soccer) United States cup competition
Hutch Award Fred Hutchinson Baseball Most competitive player in Major League Baseball


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Henry Iba Award Henry Iba Basketball Coach of the year in NCAA Division I men's college basketball, as chosen by the United States Basketball Writers Association
Barry Inglis Medal Barry Inglis Physics For leadership, research and/or applications of measurement technique.
IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award Masaru Ibuka Electronics Outstanding contribution to consumer electronics
Ina Nobuo Award Nobuo Ina Photography
Juzo Itami Award Juzo Itami Various Excellence in literary and visual expression
Iverson Award Kenneth E. Iverson Computer science Outstanding contributions to the APL programming language or to its user community
Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature Kyōka Izumi Literature


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Michael Jackson Music video Outstanding achievement to MTV culture and its history for musicians and music video directors. [11][12]
Eddie James Memorial Trophy Eddie James Canadian football Leading rusher in the CFL West Division. Unlike other CFL divisional trophies, there is no equivalent for the East Division.
Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine Louis Jeantet Medicine Outstanding achievement in biomedical research in Europe
Jefferson–Eppes Trophy Thomas Jefferson and Francis W. Eppes VII American football Winner of the annual game between Florida State University and the University of Virginia
Alex Jesaulenko Medal Alex Jesaulenko Australian rules football Three different awards:
William M. Jennings Trophy William M. Jennings Ice hockey NHL goaltender(s) whose team has allowed the fewest goals in the regular season. Note that this was the original criterion for the Vezina Trophy, which is now awarded to the league's outstanding goaltender.
Jewett Trophy Christopher Jewett Canadian football Atlantic University Sport championship
Samuel Johnson Prize Samuel Johnson Literature Outstanding non-fiction book by a British writer
Bob Jones Award Bobby Jones Golf Recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf
James Joule Medal and Prize James Joule Physics Distinguished contributions to applied physics.
Jackson-Gwilt Medal Hannah Jackson née Gwilt Astronomy Outstanding invention, improvement, or development of astronomical or geophysical instrumentation or techniques [13]


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Kalai Prize Ehud Kalai Game theory and computer science Outstanding papers
Karlspreis Charlemagne Peace Outstanding contribution to Western European integration
Theodore von Karman Medal Theodore von Kármán Civil engineering Distinguished achievement in engineering mechanics, as applied to civil engineering
Patty Kazmaier Award Patty Kazmaier-Sandt Ice hockey Outstanding player in NCAA Division I women's college hockey
Gottfried-Keller-Preis Gottfried Keller Literature Outstanding achievement in Swiss literature, in any of the country's languages
Kennedy Center Honors John F. Kennedy Performing arts Lifetime contribution to American culture
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award J. Walter Kennedy Basketball "Outstanding service and dedication to the community" by an NBA player, coach, or trainer
Graham Kennedy Award Graham Kennedy Australian television "For Most Outstanding New Talent" [14]
Kikuchi Kan Prize Kan Kikuchi Japanese culture
Kimura Ihei Award Ihei Kimura Photography
Iven C. Kincheloe Award Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr. Aviation Outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing.
Kirby Award Jack Kirby Comics Outstanding achievement in comic books in 12 categories. Awarded 1985–87; replaced by Eisner Award and Harvey Award.
Knuth Prize Donald Knuth Computer science Outstanding foundational contributions, based on overall impact. Compare with the Gödel Prize, which honors outstanding individual papers.
Kurt Koffka Medal Kurt Koffka Perception or Developmental psychology Advancing the fields of perception or developmental psychology to an extraordinary extent.
Stephen F. Kolzak Award Stephen F. Kolzak Entertainment Outstanding work directed toward eliminating homophobia by an openly LGBT member of the entertainment or media community
Kurchatov (Gold) Medal Igor Kurchatov Nuclear physics Lifetime contributions to nuclear physics, nuclear energy, or nuclear engineering by a Soviet (communist era) or Russian (post-communist era). Known as the Kurchatov Medal in the Soviet era, and the Kurchatov Gold Medal today.
Khwarizmi International Award Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi Science & technology Distinguished achievements in science & technology, international call for participation


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Lamme Medal Benjamin G. Lamme
Lamoriello Trophy Lou Lamoriello Ice hockey Hockey East men's postseason tournament championship trophy
Landau Gold Medal Lev Landau Theoretical physics Awarded for outstanding scientific work in the field of theoretical physics, including nuclear physics and elementary particles [15]
Lasker Award Mary Woodward Lasker Medicine Major contributions to medical science, or distinguished public service on behalf of medicine
European Latsis Prize John Latsis
Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for the Physical Sciences Phillip Law Physical Sciences The award is open to suitably qualified post-doctoral candidates in the area of the Physical Sciences, which includes Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, all branches of Engineering, and related sciences. [16]
Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis Berthold Leibinger
Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis Berthold Leibinger
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize Gottfried Leibniz
Lemelson-MIT Prize Jerome H. Lemelson
Coupe Suzanne Lenglen Suzanne Lenglen Tennis French Open women's singles championship trophy
Leontief Prize Wassily Leontief
Nancy Lieberman Award Nancy Lieberman Basketball Outstanding point guard in U.S. women's college basketball
Lincoln Prize Abraham Lincoln Literature Finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln or the American Civil War [17]
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Astrid Lindgren
Ted Lindsay Award Ted Lindsay Ice hockey Most outstanding player in the regular season of the National Hockey League, as chosen by the NHL Players Association. Known as the Lester B. Pearson Award from its inception in 1972 through 2009.
John Lingenfelter Memorial Trophy John Lingenfelter Car racing Winner of the annual Supercar/Superfour Challenge
Linnean Medal Carl  Linnaeus Biology Awarded annually to two people for services to biology
Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy Thomas Lipton Football
Copa Lipton Thomas Lipton Football
Lipton Challenge Cup Thomas Lipton Football
Logie Award John Logie Baird Australian television [14]
Lombardi Award Vince Lombardi American football Outstanding lineman or linebacker in U.S. college football
Vince Lombardi Trophy Vince Lombardi American football Super Bowl winner's trophy
Lomonosov Gold Medal Mikhail Lomonosov
George London Award George London Operatic singing
Håkan Loob Trophy Håkan Loob Ice hockey Leading goal scorer in Swedish Hockey League
Lorentz Medal Hendrik Lorentz
Lott Trophy Ronnie Lott American football Outstanding defensive player in U.S. college football, based on excellence both on and off the field
George M. Low award George M. Low
Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize Leopold Lucas Philosophy, history and theology Outstanding scholarly contributions that have contributed to intercultural understanding and tolerance.


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Moxon Medal Dr Walter Moxon Medical research Distinguished work in clinical medical research (not restricted to British subjects). Royal College of Physicians
James P. McCaffrey Trophy James P. McCaffrey Canadian football Most outstanding defensive player in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.
Dick McCann Memorial Award Dick McCann Sports journalism Awarded by the Pro Football Hall of Fame "for long and distinguished reporting on professional [American] football".
Liam MacCarthy Cup Liam MacCarthy Hurling All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship trophy
McClelland Trophy William C. McClelland Australian rules football Australian Football League minor premiership trophy
Mark H. McCormack Award Mark McCormack Golf Leading of the Official World Golf Ranking for most weeks in a year
Mark H. McCormack Medal Mark McCormack Golf Leading player of the World Amateur Golf Ranking
W. P. McGee Trophy W. P. McGee Basketball U Sports (Canada) men's basketball championship trophy
Mackay Trophy Clarence Mackay Aviation "Most meritorious flight of the year" by one or more individuals, or an organization, within the United States Air Force
John Mackey Award John Mackey American football Outstanding tight end in U.S. college football
MacTavish Cup Duncan MacTavish Sports coaching
Ramon Magsaysay Award Ramon Magsaysay Six different fields – see award article Outstanding achievement by an Asian
Sam Maguire Cup Sam Maguire Gaelic football All-Ireland Senior Football Championship trophy
Majorana Prize Ettore Majorana Mathematics or Physics Outstanding contributions to theoretical and mathematical physics
Mandela Challenge Plate Nelson Mandela Rugby union Challenge trophy between South Africa and Australia
Manning Award Archie Manning and his sons Peyton and Eli American football Outstanding quarterback in U.S. college football
Marconi Prize Guglielmo Marconi Communications Annual award for advancements in the field
Lou Marsh Trophy Lou Marsh Sports Canadian athlete of the year
Joe Marston Medal Joe Marston Football (soccer) Outstanding player in the Australasian A-League Grand Final
Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy Beattie Martin Canadian football Most outstanding Canadian player in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award.
Edgar Martínez Award Edgar Martínez Baseball Outstanding designated hitter in the American League
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Bill Masterton Ice hockey National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the sport
Matteucci Medal Carlo Matteucci Physics Fundamental contributions
Leigh Matthews Trophy Leigh Matthews Australian rules football Most valuable player in the Australian Football League, as chosen by the AFL Players Association
Somerset Maugham Award W. Somerset Maugham Literature Best British writer or writers, under age 35, of a book published in the past year
Meads Cup Colin Meads Rugby union Champion of New Zealand's second-level Heartland Championship
Mal Meninga Medal Mal Meninga Rugby league football Player of the year for the Canberra Raiders
Dally M Medal Dally Messenger Rugby league football Best and fairest player in the National Rugby League's Grand Final
Mark Messier Leadership Award Mark Messier Ice hockey Outstanding leadership, on and off ice, by an NHL player
Conrad-Ferdinand-Meyer-Preis Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Literature Outstanding achievement in Swiss German literature
Yukio Mishima Prize Yukio Mishima Literature
Old Tom Morris Award Old Tom Morris Golf Individual who "through a continuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris."
Nevill Mott Medal and Prize Nevill Mott Physics Distinguished research in condensed matter or materials physics.
Mountbatten Medal Louis Mountbatten Electronics Contributions to electronics or information technology and their application. Institution of Engineering and Technology
The Four Musketeers (Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet, René Lacoste) Tennis French Open men's singles championship trophy
Mussabini Medal Sam Mussabini Sports coaching


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award Frances Pomeroy Naismith (daughter-in law of James Naismith) Basketball Most outstanding NCAA Division I senior (final-year) player of the year no taller than 6 feet (1.83 m) for men and 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) for women. Award defunct since 2014.
Norman W. V. Hayes Medal Norman Hayes Engineering
Naismith College Coach of the Year James Naismith Basketball Most outstanding men's and women's NCAA Division I head coaches of the year
Naismith College Player of the Year James Naismith Basketball Most outstanding men's and women's NCAA Division I players of the year
Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball James Naismith Basketball Awarded to one man and one woman annually for lifetime service to basketball in any capacity
Naismith Prep Player of the Year James Naismith Basketball Most outstanding boys' and girls' U.S. high school players of the year
Naismith Trophy James Naismith Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup (men's) winner's trophy
Naoki Prize Sanjugo Naoki Literature
Byron Nelson Award Byron Nelson Golf Lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour. Awarded by the Tour itself, with a 50-round minimum for the season. Compare with the Vardon Trophy, awarded by the PGA of America.
Byron Nelson Award Byron Nelson Golf Lowest scoring average on PGA Tour Champions
Noether Lecture Prize Emmy Noether Mathematics Honors women who have "made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences" [18]
Nevanlinna Prize Rolf Nevanlinna Information sciences Outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences
Roy G. Neville Prize Roy Neville Chemistry/literature Outstanding biography in field of chemistry or molecular science
Newbery Medal John Newbery Literature Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize Roger Newdigate Literature Best composition in English verse by an undergraduate who has been admitted to the University of Oxford within the previous four years
Pete Newell Big Man Award Pete Newell Basketball Most outstanding low-post player in NCAA Division I men's college basketball
Institute of Physics Isaac Newton Medal Isaac Newton Physics Outstanding contributions to physics by any physicist, regardless of subject area, background or nationality
Jack Nicklaus Trophy Jack Nicklaus Golf Player of the year on PGA Tour Champions, as determined by tour players
Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy Jeff Nicklin Canadian football Most outstanding player in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award.
Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest William Nierenberg Science Outstanding promotion of science in the public interest
Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition Nob Yoshigahara Engineering Design of mechanical puzzles
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Alfred Nobel Economics Outstanding contribution
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Alfred Nobel Chemistry Outstanding contribution
Nobel Prize in Literature Alfred Nobel Literature Outstanding contribution
Nobel Peace Prize Alfred Nobel Peace Outstanding contribution in furthering peace between nations
Nobel Prize in Physics Alfred Nobel Physics Outstanding contribution
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Alfred Nobel Physiology or medicine Outstanding contribution
Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Hideyo Noguchi Medicine
Gerrit Noordzij Prize Gerrit Noordzij Typography Extraordinary contributions in type design, typography and type education
James Norris Memorial Trophy James E. Norris Ice hockey NHL "defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position"
Ivor Novello Awards Ivor Novello Music Excellence in British songwriting and composing


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Davey O'Brien Award Davey O'Brien American football Outstanding quarterback in U.S. college football
Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy Lawrence "Larry" O'Brien Basketball NBA championship trophy
Lawrence O'Brien Award Lawrence O'Brien Politics Outstanding service to the U.S. Democratic Party and its candidates
Kenzaburō Ōe Prize Kenzaburō Ōe Literature
Ōfuji Noburō Award Noburō Ōfuji Animation
Lute Olson Award Lute Olson Basketball Outstanding player in NCAA Division I men's college basketball who has played for more than one season at his current school
Laurence Olivier Award Laurence Olivier Theatre Excellence in acting in London West End shows
Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award Buck O'Neil Baseball Awarded by the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame for positive contributions to baseball in society [19]
Tip O'Neill Award James "Tip" O'Neill Baseball A Canadian "judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball"
Ortega y Gasset Awards José Ortega y Gasset Journalism Outstanding accomplishment in Spanish-language journalism
Orteig Prize Raymond Orteig Aviation First aviator of the Allies of World War I to fly nonstop between New York and Paris in either direction. Awarded to Charles Lindbergh for his 1927 solo transatlantic crossing.
Otaka Prize Hisatada Otaka Composition
Outland Trophy John H. Outland American football Outstanding interior lineman, on either offense or defense, in U.S. college football


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Arnold Palmer Award Arnold Palmer Golf Leading money winner on PGA Tour Champions
Jackie Parker Trophy Jackie Parker Canadian football Most outstanding rookie (first-year player) in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.
Tom Pate Memorial Award Tom Pate Canadian football Outstanding sportsmanship, team play, and community service by a Canadian Football League player
Lester Patrick Trophy Lester Patrick Ice hockey Outstanding contribution to the sport in the United States
Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize Paul Ré Peace Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize, named after Paul Ré (an American artist, writer, poet and peace advocate) is given to a student, faculty, staff person, retiree, volunteer or alumnus of University of New Mexico who has demonstrated notable achievements in promoting world peace and understanding.
Walter Payton Award Walter Payton American football Offensive player of the year in NCAA Division I FCS football
Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Walter Payton American football Outstanding volunteer and charity work by an NFL player; awarded by the league. See also the "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award, given by the NFL Players Association.
Walter Payton Trophy Walter Payton American football Most athletic player in U.S. high school football
Peabody Award George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Excellence in radio, television, and internet broadcasting
Lester B. Pearson Award Lester B. Pearson Ice hockey Original name of the NHL trophy now known as the Ted Lindsay Award.
Pearson Medal of Peace Lester B. Pearson Peace Outstanding "contribution to international service" by a Canadian
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Kim Perrot Basketball WNBA player who "exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court—ethical behavior, fair play and integrity"
Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre (aka "Tony Awards") Antoinette Perry Theatre Outstanding achievement in Broadway theatre, in 26 regular categories plus four special categories
Pessoa Prize Fernando Pessoa Science, literature, arts Distinguished accomplishment by a Portuguese national in any of the named fields
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Dadasaheb Phalke Cinema Lifetime accomplishment in Indian cinema
Pichichi Trophy  Pichichi Football (soccer) Leading goal scorers in La Liga and Segunda División (Spain). Compare with the Zarra Trophy, awarded to the Spanish nationals who lead both leagues in goals scored.
IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award Emanuel R. Piore Computer science Outstanding contribution to (computer) information processing systems
Max Planck Medal Max Planck Physics Extraordinary achievement in theoretical physics
Maurice Podoloff Trophy Maurice Podoloff Basketball Trophy presented to the NBA Most Valuable Player of the regular season, as chosen by media members in the United States and Canada [20]
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (aka "Edgar Awards") Edgar Allan Poe Mystery fiction and non-fiction Outstanding works in 18 categories
Pomeranchuk Prize Isaak Yakovlevich Pomeranchuk Physics Outstanding achievement in theoretical physics
William and Mousie Powell Award William Powell and Diana Lewis Golf
Fritz Pregl Prize Fritz Pregl Chemistry Distinguished achievement by an Austrian national
Priestley Medal Joseph Priestley Chemistry
Prince of Wales Trophy Edward, Prince of Wales Ice hockey NHL Eastern Conference championship trophy
Pritzker Prize Jay Pritzker Architecture "A living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture."
Pulitzer Prize Joseph Pulitzer Journalism, literature, music Journalism: Excellence in 14 categories of newspaper journalism by a U.S.-based individual or publication
Literature: Excellence by an American in 6 categories
Music: Distinguished musical contribution by an American, first performed or recorded in the U.S. during that year
Puskás Award Ferenc Puskás Football (soccer) Given by FIFA to the scorer of the best goal each calendar year.


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematics Outstanding work in Ramanujan's fields of interest by a mathematician no older than 32 (Ramanujan's age at death)
Barbara Ramsden Award Barbara Ramsden Literature To an author and editor in recognition of the joint effort to produce a quality fiction or non-fiction book
Grand Prix C. F. Ramuz Charles Ferdinand Ramuz Literature Lifetime achievement in Swiss French literature
Ranfurly Shield Uchter Knox, 5th Earl of Ranfurly Rugby union New Zealand provincial challenge trophy
Rawlings Gold Glove Award George and Alfred Rawlings Baseball Outstanding fielders in the National and American Leagues
Rayleigh Medal Baron Rayleigh Acoustics Outstanding contributions to acoustics
Rayleigh Medal Baron Rayleigh Physics Distinguished research in theoretical, mathematical or computational physics
Hans-Reinhart-Ring Hans Reinhart Theatre Outstanding achievement in Swiss theatre, in any of the country's languages
Prix REP-Hirsch Robert Esnault-Pelterie and André-Louis Hirsch (a sponsor for early astronautics in France) Astronomy/astronautics Given in recognition of the study of interplanetary travel and astronautics
Copa del Rey King of Spain[r 1] Football (soccer) Spanish cup competition
Copa del Rey de Baloncesto King of Spain[r 2] Basketball Spanish ACB cup competition
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize John Llewellyn Rhys Literature Best work of literature, in any category, published in the United Kingdom and written by a Commonwealth author no older than 35
Jerry Rice Award Jerry Rice American football Outstanding freshman (first-year) player in NCAA Division I FCS college football
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy Maurice Richard Ice hockey Leading goal scorer in the NHL regular season
Tom Richards Trophy Tom Richards Rugby union Winner of Test series between Australia and the British and Irish Lions
Mike Richter Award Mike Richter Ice hockey Outstanding goaltender in NCAA men's college hockey
Jules Rimet Trophy Jules Rimet Football (soccer) FIFA World Cup championship trophy from 1934 through 1970
Dave Rimington Trophy Dave Rimington American football Outstanding center in U.S. college football
Oscar Robertson Trophy Oscar Robertson Basketball Men's college basketball player of the year, as chosen by the United States Basketball Writers Association
Eddie Robinson Award Eddie Robinson American football Coach of the year in NCAA Division I FCS
Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research Stein Rokkan Social science Substantial and original contribution in comparative social science research
Helen Rollason Award Helen Rollason Sports "Outstanding achievement in the face of adversity"
Theodore Roosevelt Award Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime achievement Outstanding life accomplishment, leading to a distinguished national (U.S.) reputation, by an individual who earned at least one varsity letter at an NCAA member school
Bobbie Rosenfeld Award Bobbie Rosenfeld Sports Canadian sportswoman of the year
Art Ross Trophy Art Ross Ice hockey Leading point scorer in the NHL
Rössler Prize Max Rössler Science Outstanding young professor at the ETH Zurich
Vera Rubin Early Career Prize Vera Rubin Astronomy Early career researcher who demonstrates excellence in scientific research in Dynamical Astronomy
Rumelhart Prize David Rumelhart Cognitive science Achievements best described by the award's full name: the David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Theoretical Foundations of Human Cognition.
Rumford Medal Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford Physics "An outstandingly important recent discovery in the field of thermal or optical properties of matter made by a scientist working in Europe." Awarded by the Royal Society.
Rumford Prize Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford Physics Outstanding contributions to the fields of heat and light. Awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Adolph Rupp Cup Adolph Rupp Basketball NCAA Division I men's basketball coach "who best exemplifies excellence in his dedication to the game of basketball and to his student athletes"
Adolph Rupp Trophy Adolph Rupp Basketball College basketball player of the year as chosen by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky
Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award Bill Russell Basketball MVP of the NBA Finals
Babe Ruth Award Babe Ruth Baseball Most valuable player of the Major League Baseball postseason, as chosen by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). Before the 2007 season, the BBWAA gave the award to the most valuable player of the World Series.
Babe Ruth Home Run Award Babe Ruth Baseball Leading home run hitter in Major League Baseball
Ryder Cup Samuel Ryder Golf Challenge trophy contested by men's professional teams representing the US and Europe
  1. ^ When the Copa del Rey was established in 1916, the Spanish monarch was Alfonso XIII.
  2. ^ The competition now known as the Copa del Rey de Baloncesto was established in 1933, but did not receive its current name until 1977. At that time, the Spanish monarch was Juan Carlos I.


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Sakharov Prize Andrei Sakharov Human rights Outstanding work in defense of human rights and freedom of thought
Sakurai Prize J. J. Sakurai Theoretical particle physics
M. A. Sargent Medal M. A. Sargent Engineering Eminence in engineering
Salimbeni Prize Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni
David Sarnoff Award David Sarnoff
Eiji Sawamura Award Eiji Sawamura Baseball Outstanding starting pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball
Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year Award Sigi Schmid Association football Top coach in Major League Soccer in a given season
Schneider Trophy Jacques Schneider Aviation
Rolf Schock Prizes Rolf Schock
Walter Schottky Prize Walter Schottky Solid-state physics
Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy Ben Schwartzwalder American football Winner of the game between Syracuse University and West Virginia University, once held annually before the series ended due to conference realignment
Glenn T. Seaborg Medal Glenn T. Seaborg
Segrave Trophy Henry Segrave Transportation Any British national who accomplishes the most outstanding demonstration of the possibilities of transport by land, sea, air, or water.
Frank J. Selke Trophy Frank J. Selke Ice hockey Top defensive forward in the NHL
Seve Trophy Seve Ballesteros Golf Challenge trophy between men's professional teams representing Great Britain & Ireland and continental Europe
Barry Sheene Medal Barry Sheene Auto racing
Shaw Prize 邵逸夫

Run Run Shaw

Science Annual awards for outstanding contributions in astronomy, life science, medicine and mathematical science.
Claude E. Shannon Award Claude Shannon Information theory
Shewhart Medal Walter A. Shewhart
Shinmura Izuru Prize Izuru Shinmura Linguistics
Matsutaro Shoriki Award Matsutaro Shoriki Baseball
Sikorsky Prize Igor Sikorsky Aviation First controlled flight of a human-powered helicopter; awarded to AeroVelo on July 11, 2013
Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science Johan Skytte
Norm Smith Medal Norm Smith Australian rules football Best player in the AFL Grand Final
Conn Smythe Trophy Conn Smythe Ice hockey Most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy Stafford Smythe Ice hockey Most valuable player of the Memorial Cup
Solheim Cup Karsten Solheim Golf Challenge trophy contested by women's professional teams representing the US and Europe
Solzhenitsyn Prize Alexander Solzhenitsyn Literature about Russia
Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis Gábor A. Somorjai Chemistry
Sophia Awards Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Cinema of Portugal Best Portuguese films
Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa Wole Soyinka
Warren Spahn Award Warren Spahn Baseball Top left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
Elmer A. Sperry Award Elmer A.  Sperry Transportation Distinguished contributions to transportation
J. G. Taylor Spink Award J. G. Taylor Spink Journalism "Meritorious contributions to baseball writing"
J. G. Taylor Spink Award J. G. Taylor Spink Baseball Player of the year in Minor League Baseball (North America)
Stampacchia Medal Guido Stampacchia
Stanhope essay prize Stanhope Philip
Stanley Cup Frederick Stanley Ice hockey National Hockey League championship trophy
Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award Bart Starr American football Outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community by an NFL player
Steinfeld Cup Jake Steinfeld Lacrosse Major League Lacrosse championship trophy
Leroy P. Steele Prize Leroy P. Steele
Isabelle Stevenson Award Isabelle Stevenson Theatre Outstanding volunteer contributions by a member of the American theatrical community, whether in the theatre or not. Presented during the Tony Awards.
Payne Stewart Award Payne Stewart Golf PGA Tour "Man of the Year" award
Stirling Prize James Stirling
Bram Stoker Award Bram Stoker Literature "Superior achievement" in eight categories of horror fiction, plus an award for lifetime achievement in that genre
Annis Stukus Trophy Annis Stukus Canadian football Canadian Football League coach of the year
Dick Suderman Trophy Dick Suderman Canadian football Most valuable Canadian in the Grey Cup game
Sudirman Cup Dick Sudirman Badminton World mixed-sex team championship
James E. Sullivan Award James E. Sullivan Sports Most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States
Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award Pat Summitt Basketball Presented annually by the United States Basketball Writers Association to an individual associated with women's college basketball who has, according to the organization, "demonstrated extraordinary courage reflecting honor on the sport of amateur basketball."
Harry Sunderland Trophy Harry Sunderland


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Tanabe Hisao Prize Hisao Tanabe Ethnomusicology
Tanizaki Prize Jun'ichirō Tanizaki Literature
Templeton Prize John Templeton Religion "Exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works"
Tezuka Award Osamu Tezuka Manga Outstanding new artist in the story manga genre
Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Osamu Tezuka Manga Outstanding works or accomplishment in four categories
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Irving Thalberg Cinema Awarded periodically as part of the Academy Awards to "creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production."
Thomas Cup George Alan Thomas Badminton World championship for men's national teams
JJ Thomson Medal JJ Thomson Electronics Exceptional contribution to the advancement of electronics engineering and technology Institution of Engineering and Technology
Timoshenko Medal Stephen Timoshenko Mechanical engineering "Distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics"
Wayman Tisdale Award Wayman Tisdale Basketball Outstanding freshman player in NCAA Division I men's college basketball, as chosen by the United States Basketball Writers Association
Tolman Award Richard C. Tolman Chemistry Outstanding contributions to chemistry in Southern California
Lance Todd Trophy Lance Todd Rugby league Man of the match in the Challenge Cup final
George M. Trautman Awards George M. Trautman Baseball Player of the year in each individual North American minor league
Turing Award Alan Turing Computer science "Contributions of a technical nature... of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field"
Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes Basketball The "ideal teammate" in the NBA, as determined each season by the league's players [21]
J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal Joseph Tyrrell History "Outstanding work in the history of Canada"

U - V

Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Uber Cup Betty Uber Badminton World championship for women's national teams
UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Guillermo Cano Isaza Press freedom Honoured for his fight for press freedom in Colombia
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Johnny Unitas American football Outstanding quarterback in U.S. college football who has spent at least four seasons in college (including a redshirt season)
Tchicaya U Tam'si Prize for African Poetry Tchicaya U Tam'si Poetry
George Van Biesbroeck Prize George Van Biesbroeck Astronomy "Long-term extraordinary or unselfish service to astronomy"
James A. Van Fleet Award James A. Van Fleet International relations "Outstanding contributions to the promotion of U.S.-Korea relations" by either an American or South Korean
Vanderbilt Cup William Kissam Vanderbilt II Auto racing Original cup awarded to winners of the Vanderbilt Cup races (1904–1968 intermittently). Replica was awarded to U.S. 500 winners (1996–1999), then later to CART/Champ Car champions (2000–2007).
Vanier Cup Georges Vanier Canadian football U Sports football championship trophy
Vardon Trophy Harry Vardon Golf Lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour. Awarded by the PGA of America; requires a minimum of 60 rounds in the season. Compare with the Byron Nelson Award, given by the Tour itself for the same accomplishment but with a 50-round minimum.
Harry Vardon Trophy Harry Vardon Golf Winner of the Race to Dubai (historically the Order of Merit) as money leader on the European Tour.
Vare Trophy Glenna Collett Vare Golf Lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour
José Vasconcelos World Award of Education José Vasconcelos Education Acknowledgment for exceptional teaching, which is the underlying basis of our present civilization
Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry Oswald Veblen Mathematics Notable research in geometry or topology
Vezina Trophy Georges Vézina Ice hockey NHL goaltender "adjudged to be the best at this position"
Prix Jean Vigo Jean Vigo Cinema Independent spirit and excellence by a young French director
Volta Prize Alessandro Volta Science Outstanding applications of electricity in industry, chemistry, mechanics and practical medicine.
John von Neumann Lecture Prize John von Neumann Applied mathematics "Outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community" [22]
IEEE John von Neumann Medal John von Neumann Computer science "Outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology"
John von Neumann Theory Prize John von Neumann Systems science Fundamental and sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences
John von Neumann Award John von Neumann Economics Outstanding scholar in the exact social sciences, whose works have had substantial influence over a long period of time on the studies and intellectual activity of students
Voss Literary Prize Vivian Robert de Vaux Voss Literature Best novel by an Australian published in the previous year judged by the Australian University Heads of English [23]


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Wade Trophy Margaret Wade Basketball Player of the year in Division I women's college basketball who has played in at least two college seasons, as chosen by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association
Wainwright Prize Alfred Wainwright Books Presented to a UK natural history book: from 2020 split into Prize for UK nature writing and Prize for writing on global conservation [24]
Wakker Prize Henri-Louis Wakker Architectural history Presented to a Swiss commune for development and preservation of architectural heritage
Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology Selman Waksman Microbiology
Doak Walker Award Doak Walker American football Outstanding running back in U.S. college football
Walker Cup George Herbert Walker Golf Challenge trophy contested by men's amateur teams representing the US and Great Britain & Ireland
Walkley Award William Gaston Walkley
Perry Wallace Most Courageous Award Perry Wallace Basketball Presented annually by the United States Basketball Writers Association to an individual associated with men's college basketball who has, according to the organization, "demonstrated extraordinary courage reflecting honor on the sport of amateur basketball." [25]
The Wally Wally Parks Auto racing
Wally Lewis Medal Wally Lewis Rugby league football State of Origin player of the series [26]
Wanamaker Trophy Rodman Wanamaker Golf PGA Championship winner's trophy
Warne-Muralidaran Trophy Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan[N 1] Cricket Perpetual challenge trophy awarded to winner of Test series between Australia and Sri Lanka
Johnny Warren Medal Johnny Warren Football (soccer) Best player in the Australasian A-League, as determined by the league's players
James Craig Watson Medal James Craig Watson
James Watt International Medal James Watt
Oswald Watt Gold Medal Oswald Watt
Wheatcroft Trophy Tom Wheatcroft Auto racing Significant contributions to motorsport in the United Kingdom
Hermann Weyl Prize Hermann Weyl Physics Awarded every two years to recognize young scientists who have performed original work of significant scientific quality in the area of understanding physics through symmetries [27]
Whipple Award Fred Whipple Planetary science outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science
"Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award Byron "Whizzer" White American football Outstanding community service by a National Football League player. Similar to the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, but awarded by the players' union, the NFL Players Association, instead of the league.
Heinrich Wieland Prize Heinrich Wieland Chemistry Outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology.
Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility Norbert Wiener
Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics Norbert Wiener Mathematics
Wigner Medal Eugene Wigner
Prix Daniel Wildenstein Daniel Wildenstein Flat racing Winner of the eponymous horse race
Prince William Cup Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Rugby union Challenge trophy between Wales and South Africa
Ted Williams Award Ted Williams Baseball Most valuable player of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Wolf Prize Ricardo Wolf Agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics, and arts Outstanding achievement in each of the named fields
Wollaston Medal William Hyde Wollaston Geology Outstanding achievement in geology
John R. Wooden Award John Wooden Basketball Player of the Year Awards: Players of the year in NCAA Division I men's and women's college basketball
High School Player of the Year Awards: Players of the year in each of the five subsections of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section, plus the CIF Los Angeles Section
Legends of Coaching Award: Lifetime achievement by a men's or women's college coach
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award George Woolf Horse racing Awarded to a Thoroughbred jockey in the U.S. or Canada who exhibits the highest standards of professional and personal conduct on and off the track
Wright Brothers Medal Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) Aerospace engineering Outstanding contribution
Wuerffel Trophy Danny Wuerffel American football College football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement"


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Yashin Award Lev Yashin Football (soccer) Outstanding goalkeeper of the FIFA World Cup
Yates Cup H. B. Yates Canadian football Ontario University Athletics championship
Yentsch-Schindler Award Clarice Yentsch and David Schindler Oceanography and Limnology In honor of early career scientists ASLO website
Cy Young Award Cy Young Baseball Most outstanding pitcher in both the National and American Leagues
Kay Yow Award Kay Yow Basketball Outstanding character, on and off the court, by a Division I women's college basketball coach


Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Ricardo Zamora Trophy Ricardo Zamora Football (soccer) Goalkeepers with the best "goals-to-games" ratio in both La Liga and the Segunda División (Spain)
Zarra Trophy  Zarra Football (soccer) Spanish national with the most goals scored in both La Liga and the Segunda División (Spain). Compare with the Pichichi Trophy, for the same accomplishment but open to players of all nationalities.
Zener Prize Clarence Zener Materials science, physics, and materials physics Outstanding and distinguished contributions in materials science, physics, or materials physics
  1. ^ Murali's last name has generally been romanized as "Muralitharan" since the start of his career. However, he prefers to romanize his name as "Muralidaran". When Cricket Australia commissioned the trophy, it asked Murali to clarify how his name should be spelled, and the trophy uses his preferred romanization.

See also


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  22. ^ "The John von Neumann Lecture". Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  23. ^ "About the Voss Literary Prize". The Voss Literary Prize. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  24. ^ "The Wainwright Prize".
  25. ^ "USBWA Names Men's Most Courageous Award in Honor of Perry Wallace" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  26. ^ "Queensland win State of Origin series". 8 July 2011.
  27. ^ Edward Frenkel (May 2016). "Pestun Awarded Weyl Priza" (PDF). American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
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