Given that more than half of my District is brand new to quizzing this year, I decided to focus less exclusively on rewarding performance and to start celebrating accomplishments. We aren’t quite large enough to have separate Novice and Experienced divisions, so finding a way to encourage the new quizzers while the Experienced quizzers likely dominate the standard awards was imperative.
Celebrate quizzers in a way that aligns with your values
Celebrating success is fun and energizing and shows students that their efforts are being seen by the leaders and by their peers.
Your quizzers are your best recruiters. If they come home excited and equipped with fun stories and loot in honor of their accomplishments, you can be sure they will tell others either in person on their social media accounts.
So if you are looking to modify or refresh your own quizzing program, here are some award ideas you can use.