How to Make and Print Your Own Award Certificates For Free

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How to Make and Print Your Own Award Certificates For Free
Make your own custom award certificates. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Presenting award certificates is a way for you to show your appreciation and recognition for a job well done. Awards are handed out in the workplace and at schools, churches, athletic competitions, and many other events. If you are in charge of handing out award certificates for your organisation, school or event, you may wish to create your own custom certificates. You can easily accomplish this task with a computer, printer and basic typing skills.

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  • Computer
  • Printer

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    Launch a word processing or desktop publishing program that allows you to insert text and images. Most computers will have this type of program already installed.

  2. 2

    Create a new document and enter a title for your award certificate at the top of the page. Standard choices include "Certificate of Achievement," "Certificate of Appreciation," or "Academic Award."

  3. 3

    Center the certificate title. Highlight the text and click on the "centring" icon on the toolbar to centre the text.

  4. 4

    Skip three lines and type "Awarded to" followed by a line long enough to enter a name. Center this text along with the line.

  5. 5

    Drop down three lines and type "Presented by" followed by a line for the presenter's signature. Highlight this and click the flush-left icon on the toolbar to set this text on the left side of the page.

  6. 6

    Type the word "Date" on the same line as "Presented by" and add a short line for the award date. Highlight this with your mouse and align it on the right side of the page.

  7. 7

    Insert award images on the page wherever you want them to appear. Standard award images include achievement ribbons, trophies and medals.

  8. 8

    Save your document and print out as many award certificates as you need.

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