For centuries trophies and medals have been a popular way to have a tangible reminder of a victory. The English word “trophy” was coined in 1550 from its French predecessor, trophée. Today, trophies are a visible way of showing a specific achievement, a way of honoring someone special. Here are 6 examples of great opportunities to consider offering trophies and plaques.  1. Dancing In the world of dance there are several ways trophies and plaques can be used. In dance competitions, the solos, duets, and groups typically have four placements for each category: overall, first, second, and third. End of the year dance recitals are another way awards can be used. …