The Chief Executive Officer of Big Events Ghana, Prince Mckay has said that honoring individuals who have excelled in their field of endeavours is very important.
He indicated that for every winner of an award scheme the plaque is what motivates and keeps his or her hopes high.
Speaking on Power Fm Entertainment, the organizer of the prestigious Radio and Television Personality Awards (RTP) noted that the essence of every award scheme is the plaque that the winner takes home.
According to him, any other items such as television set, car, land given to the winners of an award scheme are incentives.
“The very essence of every awards scheme is the trophy that you win home. If there is any other thing to be added, it is bonus. It is the discretion of the organizers to decide whether they want to add money or car etc. “ Mckay said
To him, it is illogical for an award scheme organizer to tell its winners to come for their plaques later.
Detailing the importance of an award plaque to a winner, Prince Mckay noted that it is an honour to be recognized as the winner since people like to know they are being noticed and appreciated for the work they do. He said putting on an awards ceremony to celebrate their efforts shows appreciation for their work.
He added that it also project the market value of the nominee or the winner since every institutions would see it as a great privilege to work with an award winner.
“You can’t also organize an award scheme without giving a plaque. The essence of every award scheme is to encourage the people within the space so that they can do more. Secondly, awards also project the market value of the nominee or the winner. We’ve seen over the years, some media houses poaching media people and paying them so well. RTP Awards organizers have given so many things to winners of the scheme. It is irrational to tell winners of an award scheme to come for their plaques later.” He added