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grampy
Posted on: 28 November 2005, 12:54pm

Recognition that someone might be a little superior to everyone else can damage a little one's self-image.

The Headmaster
Posted on: 28 November 2005, 3:23pm

An excellent suggestion - answers the brief perfectly and is a fresh concept so straight up it goes. This prompts 'Rosette' and a few other similar, but 'Trophy' captures the essence. Besides, they do 9th place* rosettes now so that little Arabella doesn't leave the gymkhana disappointed...

*Or so I believe, though a quick search turns up nothing past 6th, e.g. awarddepot.us/showitem.cgi?Ribbons_and_Rosettes&90226.dat

The Lawyer
Posted on: 29 November 2005, 12:25am

I have found that entering an unpopular event is the best way to win glittering prizes. I had (indeed, were it necessary, have) the entry "Captain of the House sailing team" on my CV. Since only younger brother and I from our house went school sailing, it wasn't difficult to garner house colours. We came 5th out of six in the inter house competition. Only 5 entered.

I got a rosette at a rabbit show once. I made a model monster out of toilet rolls. The other contestants had an average age of 8 and I was 39, and therefore had a lot more Blue Peter experience. The organisers were very kind for me, obviously thinking that I had been let out for the day. But you will gather that the same principal of carefully choosing your competition applies.

boxerSchool had (has, if we are to continue the metaphor of this site) a trophy cabinet. There were boxing trophies in it that even then were not PC, and there had been no competition for years. Perhaps the trophy should show an incorrect sport?

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