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This is a list of prizes that are named after people.

For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see Lists of etymologies.


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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Abdus Salam Award Abdus Salam, Abdus Salam
Abel Prize Abel, Niels HenrikNiels Henrik Abel Mathematics Awarded for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, often described as the "mathematician's Nobel prize"
Jack Adams Award Adams, JackJack Adams Ice Hockey
Aga Khan Trophy Aga Khan III, Aga Khan III
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Aga Khan IV, Aga Khan IV Architecture Architectural concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of Islamic societies in the fields of contemporary design
John Agro Special Teams Award John Agro Canadian football Most outstanding special teams player in the Canadian Football League
Akatsuka Award Akatsuka, FujioFujio Akatsuka Manga
Michelle Akers Player of the Year Award Akers, MichelleMichelle Akers Football (soccer) Most valuable player in Women's Professional Soccer
Akutagawa Prize Akutagawa, RyūnosukeRyūnosuke Akutagawa Literature
Antim Cup Iverianul, AntimAntim Iverianul
Archibald Prize Archibald, J.F.J.F. Archibald
Arjuna Award Arjuna, Arjuna Sports Outstanding achievement in National sports in India
Arthur Ashe Courage Award Ashe, ArthurArthur Ashe Sports Significant or compelling humanitarian contribution, transcending sports, by a sports-related figure. One of the ESPY Awards.
Astor Cup Astor, VincentVincent Astor Auto racing Originally awarded to winners of the Astor Challenge Cup races (1915-1916), now used as the championship trophy for the IndyCar Series. [1]
Az-Zubair Prize for Innovation and Scientific Excellence Az-Zubair Mohammed Salih, Az-Zubair Mohammed Salih Science

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Hobey Baker Award Baker, HobeyHobey Baker Ice hockey Outstanding player in NCAA men's college hockey
Balzan Prize Balzan, EugenioEugenio Balzan Humanity Outstanding achievements in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, culture, as well as for endeavours for peace and the brotherhood of man.
Lorenzo Bandini Trophy Bandini, LorenzoLorenzo Bandini Auto racing
Bartolozzi Prize Bartolozzi, GiuseppeGiuseppe Bartolozzi
Sammy Baugh Trophy Baugh, SammySammy Baugh American football Outstanding passing quarterback in Division I FBS college football
Beazley Medal Beazley, Kim EdwardKim Edward Beazley
Chuck Bednarik Award Bednarik, ChuckChuck Bednarik American football Outstanding defensive player in Division I FBS
Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award Bee, ClairClair Bee Basketball Positive contributions by a NCAA Division I men's head coach
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal Bell, Alexander GrahamAlexander Graham Bell Telecommunications Exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering in the field of telecommunications.
Gordon Bennett Cup Bennett, Jr., James GordonJames Gordon Bennett, Jr. auto racing
Gordon Bennett Cup Bennett, Jr., James GordonJames Gordon Bennett, Jr. ballooning
Marcel Benoist Prize Benoist, MarcelMarcel Benoist
Jun Bernardino Trophy Bernardino, JunJun Bernardino Basketball PBA Philippine Cup championship trophy
Fred Biletnikoff Award Biletnikoff, FredFred Biletnikoff American football Outstanding wide receiver in Division I FBS
Elizabeth Blackwell Medal Blackwell, ElizabethElizabeth Blackwell Medicine Woman physician "who has made the most outstanding contributions to the cause of women in the field of medicine." [2]
Bledisloe Cup Bathurst, CharlesCharles Bathurst Rugby union Challenge trophy between the national teams of Australia and New Zealand
Tom W. Bonner Prize Bonner, Tom W.Tom W. Bonner
Border-Gavaskar Trophy Border, AllanAllan Border and Gavaskar, SunilSunil Gavaskar Cricket Challenge trophy between the national teams of Australia and India
The National Bobby Bowden Award Bowden, BobbyBobby Bowden American football Outstanding achievement by a Division I FBS player on the field, as a student, and as a "faith model" in the community
Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award Bowden, BobbyBobby Bowden American football Outstanding head coach in Division I FBS
Bradbury Award Bradbury, RayRay Bradbury Screenwriting Excellence in screenwriting
Bouclier de Brennus Brennus, CharlesCharles Brennus Rugby union French Top 14 championship trophy
Chris Bristow Trophy Bristow, ChrisChris Bristow Auto racing
Brownlow Medal Brownlow, CharlesCharles Brownlow Australian rules football "Fairest and best" player in the Australian Football League
Broyles Award Broyles, FrankFrank Broyles American football Outstanding assistant coach in Division I FBS
Bruce Medal Bruce, Catherine WolfeCatherine Wolfe Bruce Astronomy Outstanding lifetime contributions to astronomy.
Buck Buchanan Award Buchanan, BuckBuck Buchanan American football Outstanding defensive player in Division I FCS
John Bunn Award Bunn, JohnJohn Bunn Basketball Significant lifetime achievement in any role within the sport, as determined by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Burlsworth Trophy Burlsworth, BrandonBrandon Burlsworth American football Most outstanding player in Division I FBS who began his college career as a walk-on
Vannevar Bush Award Bush, VannevarVannevar Bush
Butkus Award Butkus, DickDick Butkus American football Outstanding linebackers in the NFL, college, and high school
Walter Byers Scholarship Byers, WalterWalter Byers Sports Outstanding student-athletes, male and female, across all NCAA sports
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Byng, EvelynEvelyn Byng Ice hockey NHL "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability"

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Caccioppoli Prize Caccioppoli, RenatoRenato Caccioppoli Mathematics Outstanding achievement by an Italian mathematician no older than 38
Caldecott Medal Caldecott, RandolphRandolph Caldecott Literature Most distinguished American picture book for children
Calder Cup Calder, FrankFrank Calder Ice hockey American Hockey League championship trophy
Calder Memorial Trophy Calder, FrankFrank Calder Ice hockey Rookie of the year in the National Hockey League
Camões Prize Camões, Luis deLuís de Camões Literature Outstanding work in the Portuguese language
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Campbell, ClarenceClarence Campbell Ice hockey NHL Western Conference championship trophy
John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science Carty, John J.John J. Carty Science "Noteworthy and distinguished accomplishments in any field of science within the charter of the Academy" (i.e., the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S.)
Miguel de Cervantes Prize Cervantes, Miguel deMiguel de Cervantes Literature Outstanding lifetime achievement by a Spanish-language writer
Chappell–Hadlee Trophy The Chappell brothers (Ian, Gregory, and Trevor) and the Hadlee family (father Walter and sons Barry, Dayle, and Sir Richard) Cricket Challenge trophy contested in annual ODI series between Australia and New Zealand
Agatha Award Christie, AgathaAgatha Christie Mystery Fiction
Agatha Christie Award (Japan) Christie, AgathaAgatha Christie Mystery Fiction
Clive Churchill Medal Churchill, CliveClive Churchill Rugby league football Best and Fairest player in the National Rugby League's Grand Final
King Clancy Memorial Trophy Clancy, KingKing Clancy Ice hockey Outstanding leadership and exceptional humanitarian contributions by an NHL player
Clarkson Cup Clarkson, AdrienneAdrienne Clarkson Ice hockey Canadian National Women's Hockey Championship trophy
Roger Clemens Award Clemens, RogerRoger Clemens Baseball Outstanding pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball
Roberto Clemente Award Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente Baseball Major League Baseball player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team"
David Cohen Prize Cohen, David and VictoriaDavid and Victoria Cohen Literature Outstanding body of work by a British citizen writing in English
Lionel Conacher Award Conacher, LionelLionel Conacher Sports Canadian male athlete of the year throughout all sports
Tony Conigliaro Award Conigliaro, TonyTony Conigliaro Baseball Major League Baseball player who best overcomes extreme physical or emotional adversity
Cook Cup Cook, JamesJames Cook Rugby union Challenge trophy contested between Australia and England
Duff Cooper Prize Cooper, DuffDuff Cooper Literature Best work of history, biography, political science or (very occasionally) poetry, published in English or French
Ron Coote Cup Coote, RonRon Coote Rugby league football Victory in annual match between National Rugby League teams the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters
Copley Medal Copley, GodfreyGodfrey Copley Science "Outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science, and alternates between the physical sciences and the biological sciences"; awarded by the Royal Society of London to scientists of any nationality
Alec Courtelis Award Alec Courtelis Academic merit Academic merit and outstanding contribution by graduating non-U.S. students at the University of Florida
Bob Cousy Award Cousy, BobBob Cousy Basketball Outstanding point guard in U.S. men's college basketball
Robert Cox Cup Cox, RobertRobert Cox Golf U.S. Women's Amateur championship trophy
Crafoord Prize Crafoord, HolgerHolger Crafoord Science Outstanding basic research in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier Ice hockey NHL goaltender with the season's best save percentage (minimum of 25 games played)
Johan Cruijff Shield Cruyff, JohanJohan Cruyff Football (soccer) Dutch Super Cup trophy (contested by winners of the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup)
Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award Cummings, EdithEdith Cummings Golf Top collegiate female golfers who excels in academics
Cunningham Medal Cunningham, TimothyTimothy Cunningham Science, Literature and Antiquities Awarded every 3 years for best essay in Science, Literature or Antiquities by a member of the Royal Irish Academy
Currie Cup Currie, DonaldDonald Currie Rugby union South African first-tier provincial championship trophy (and also the overall competition)
Curtis Cup Harriot and Margaret Curtis Golf Challenge trophy contested by women's amateur teams representing the USA and Great Britain & Ireland

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award Daly, ChuckChuck Daly Basketball This annual award is given to an NBA coach to honor their longtime NBA coach’s life in basketball.
Leo Dandurand Trophy Dandurand, LéoLéo Dandurand Canadian football Most outstanding offensive lineman in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award.
Darwin Awards Darwin, CharlesCharles Darwin Life Awarded to "people who ensure the long-term survival of the human race by removing themselves from the gene pool in a sublimely idiotic fashion"
Darwin Medal Darwin, CharlesCharles Darwin Biology Awarded for work of acknowledged distinction in the broad area of Biology in which Darwin worked
Darwin-Wallace Medal Darwin, CharlesCharles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace Biology Awarded annually for best work on evolutionary biology
David Anixter Award Anixter, DavidDavid Anixter Rocks Paper Scissors Awarded to the Winner of Maine's Annual International Rocks Paper Scissors Tournament
Leonardo da Vinci International Art Award Da Vinci, LeonardoLeonardo Da Vinci Arts, Science, Technology, and Literature Presented to young people involved in the study of the sciences, technology, literature and the arts
Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts Da Vinci, LeonardoLeonardo Da Vinci Arts Recognition of significant contribution to the artistic legacy of the world.
Davis Cup Davis, Dwight F.Dwight F. Davis Tennis Winner of an annual tournament involving men's national teams (and also the competition itself)
Davy Medal Davy, HumphryHumphry Davy Chemistry "Outstandingly important recent discovery in any branch of chemistry", as determined by the Royal Society of London
Dazai Osamu Prize Dazai, OsamuOsamu Dazai Literature
DeMarco–Becket Memorial Trophy Demarco, MarioMario DeMarco and Mel Becket Canadian football Most outstanding offensive lineman in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award.
Demidov Prize Demidov, PavelPavel Demidov Science Originally (1832–1866) awarded for outstanding achievement by a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Revived in 1993 for outstanding achievement in natural sciences or humanities by a member of the same body.
Lord Derby Cup Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, EdwardEdward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby Rugby league football Victory in French knockout cup competition
Dewar Cup Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar, ThomasThomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar Football (soccer) Originally awarded to the winner of the U.S. National Challenge Cup (now the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup). The trophy is now retired and is on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, but the name of each winning team is still added to its base.
Joe Dey Award Dey, JosephJoseph Dey Golf Recognition of meritorious service to the game of golf as a volunteer.
Dirac Medal of the ICTP Dirac, PaulPaul Dirac Physics Outstanding work in theoretical or mathematical physics. Prior winners of the Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, or a Nobel Prize are ineligible.
Dirac Medal of the WATOC Dirac, PaulPaul Dirac Chemistry Outstanding computational chemist under age 40
Paul Dirac Medal and Prize Dirac, PaulPaul Dirac Physics "Outstanding contributions to theoretical (including mathematical and computational) physics"
David Dixon Award Dixon, DavidDavid Dixon Sport Outstanding competitor in the Commonwealth Games
Maggie Dixon Award Dixon, MaggieMaggie Dixon Basketball Outstanding first-year head coach in NCAA Division I women's college basketball
Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor Dominguez, BelisarioBelisario Domínguez Order of merit Distinguished lifetime contribution by a Mexican to the national welfare; the highest award in Mexico's honors system
Domon Ken Prize Domon, KenKen Domon Photography
David di Donatello Donatello Cinema Outstanding work in Italian cinema in 24 categories
Charles Stark Draper Prize Draper, Charles StarkCharles Stark Draper Engineering Advancement of engineering and the education of the public about engineering, as determined by the (U.S.) National Academy of Engineering
Henry Draper Medal Draper, HenryHenry Draper Astronomy Outstanding contributions in astrophysics, as determined by the (U.S.) National Academy of Sciences
Dronacharya Award Dronacharya Sports Excellence by an Indian sports coach
Joe Dumars Trophy Dumars, JoeJoe Dumars Basketball NBA player who "exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court—ethical behavior, fair play and integrity." The trophy is named after Joe Dumars, the first recipient of what is more commonly called the NBA Sportsmanship Award.
Dunsmore Cup Dunsmore, BobBob Dunsmore Canadian football RSEQ (Quebec) university championship
Hugh Durham Award Durham, HughHugh Durham Basketball Outstanding coach at a mid-major school in NCAA Division I men's college basketball
The Dyson Award Dyson, GeoffGeoff Dyson Sports coaching "Sustained and significant contribution to the development and management of coaching and individual coaches in the UK." Awarded 1999–2007.
James Dyson Award Dyson, JamesJames Dyson Design Outstanding work in product design, industrial design, or design engineering by a graduating university student (or recent graduate) studying in one of 18 specified countries

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
John Eales Medal Eales, JohnJohn Eales Rugby union Outstanding player on the Australia national team, as chosen by team members
Harley J. Earl Trophy Earl, HarleyHarley Earl Auto racing Daytona 500 winner's trophy
J J Ebers Award Jewell James Ebers Electronics Outstanding advances in electron devices
IEEE Edison Medal Edison, ThomasThomas Edison Electrical engineering Honors "a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts"
Edogawa Rampo Award Edogawa, RampoRampo Edogawa Mystery fiction
Albert Einstein Award Einstein, AlbertAlbert Einstein Physics High achievement in natural science of theoretical physics (1951–1979)
Albert Einstein Medal Einstein, AlbertAlbert Einstein Science Outstanding service in connection with Einstein
Albert Einstein World Award of Science Einstein, AlbertAlbert Einstein Science Outstanding research that directly benefits humanity
Eisenhower Trophy Eisenhower, Dwight D.Dwight D. Eisenhower Golf World championship for men's national amateur teams
Eisner Award Eisner, WillWill Eisner Comics Outstanding achievement in the U.S. comics industry in nearly 50 categories
Webb Ellis Cup Ellis, William WebbWilliam Webb Ellis Rugby union Rugby World Cup championship trophy
Erasmus Prize Erasmus, Erasmus Society and culture Notable contributions to European society, culture, or social science
Terry Evanshen Trophy Evanshen, TerryTerry Evanshen Canadian football Most outstanding player in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award.
Fabri Literary Prize Fabri, FrancesFrances Fabri Literature Outstanding unpublished novel written for adults
Michael Faraday Prize Faraday, MichaelMichael Faraday Science Excellence in communicating science to UK audiences
Heather Farr Player Award Farr, HeatherHeather Farr Golf Awarded to an LPGA golfer "who, through her hard work, dedication and love of the game of golf, has demonstrated determination, perseverance and spirit in fulfilling her goals as a player."
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Faulkner, WilliamWilliam Faulkner Literature Best work of American fiction
Antonio Feltrinelli Prize Antonio Feltrinelli See award article Outstanding accomplishments in nine widely differing fields
Enrico Fermi Award Fermi, EnricoEnrico Fermi Science Lifetime achievement in the development, use, or production of energy
Prince of Asturias Awards Prince of Asturias, Felipe,Felipe, Prince of Asturias Science Achievement in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs
Norm Fieldgate Trophy Fieldgate, NormNorm Fieldgate Canadian football Most outstanding defensive player in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.
Fields Medal Fields, John CharlesJohn Charles Fields Mathematics Outstanding achievement by a mathematician under age 40
Alphonso Ford Trophy Ford, AlphonsoAlphonso Ford Basketball Leading scorer in the Euroleague
NCAA Gerald R. Ford Award Ford, Gerald R.Gerald R. Ford Sports Significant lifetime leadership as an advocate for college sports in the United States
James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy James E. Foy V American football Winner of the Iron Bowl, the annual game between the University of Alabama and Auburn University
Ford C. Frick Award Frick, FordFord Frick Broadcasting "Major contributions to baseball" as a broadcaster

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Gagarin Cup Gagarin, YuriYuri Gagarin Ice hockey Championship trophy of the Kontinental Hockey League
Gagliardi Trophy Gagliardi, JohnJohn Gagliardi American football Outstanding player in NCAA Division III college football
Dave Gallaher Trophy Gallaher, DaveDave Gallaher Rugby union Challenge trophy between France and New Zealand
Gaisford Prize Gaisford, ThomasThomas Gaisford Classical literature Outstanding essay in Greek, and outstanding dissertation in Greek or Latin, by a University of Oxford student
Gandhi Peace Award Gandhi, MahatmaMahatma Gandhi Peace For ""contributions made in the promotion of international peace and good will." Awarded by the American organization Promoting Enduring Peace.
Gandhi Peace Prize Gandhi, MahatmaMahatma Gandhi Peace Contribution to social, economic, and political transformation by Gandhian methods. Awarded by the Government of India.
Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Gandhi, IndiraIndira Gandhi Peace Distinguished contributions to promoting solidarity and understanding between groups in Indian society
Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development Gandhi, IndiraIndira Gandhi Peace Contribution to peace, with a focus on disarmament and economic development
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Gandhi, RajivRajiv Gandhi Sports Indian sportsperson of the year
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy Garibaldi, GiuseppeGiuseppe Garibaldi Rugby union Challenge trophy between France and Italy
Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize Gauss, Carl FriedrichCarl Friedrich Gauss Mathematics "Outstanding mathematical contributions that have found significant applications outside of mathematics"
Gibbs Brothers Medal William Francis Gibbs and Frederic H. Gibbs Naval architecture & marine engineering Outstanding contributions
Frank M. Gibson Trophy Frank M. Gibson Canadian football Most outstanding rookie (first-year player) in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.
Jack Gibson Cup Jack Gibson Rugby league football Victory in annual match between National Rugby League teams the Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters
J. J. Giltinan Shield Giltinan, J JJ J Giltinan Rugby league football Winning the National Rugby League minor premiership
Glover Prize Glover, JohnJohn Glover Art ""the work judged the best contemporary painting of the Tasmanian landscape"
Gödel Prize Godel, KurtKurt Godel Computer science Outstanding theoretical papers
Albert Goldthorpe Medal Goldthorpe, AlbertAlbert Goldthorpe Rugby league football Player judged best in each Super League season by Rugby Leaguer & League Express
Prix Goncourt Goncourt, Edmond deEdmond de Goncourt Literature "The best and most imaginative prose work of the year" in the French language
Prix Goncourt des Lycéens Goncourt, Edmond deEdmond de Goncourt Literature Outstanding French language literary work, as selected by a group of about 2,000 lycée students (roughly equivalent to a high school in the English-speaking world)
Curt Gowdy Media Award Gowdy, CurtCurt Gowdy Sports journalism Two awards for outstanding achievement in basketball media coverage—one to a writer and one to a sportscaster
Jack Graney Award Graney, JackJack Graney Sports journalism Contributions to baseball in Canada by a member of the Canadian media, as determined by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Grawemeyer Award Grawemeyer, H. CharlesH. Charles Grawemeyer Five different fields Outstanding ideas in education, improving world order, music composition, religion, and psychology
Mel Greenberg Media Award Greenberg, MelMel Greenberg Sports journalism Media member "who has best displayed a commitment to women’s basketball and to advancing the role of the media in the women’s game", as determined by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. [3]
Grey Cup Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey Canadian football Canadian Football League championship trophy (and also the game in which it is contested)
George Gross Memorial Trophy Gross, GeorgeGeorge Gross Football (soccer) Most valuable player in the Canadian Championship
Lou Groza Award Groza, LouLou Groza American football Outstanding placekicker in U.S. college football
Gruber Prize in Cosmology Peter and Patricia Gruber Cosmology Discoveries leading to fundamental advances in the field
Gruber Prize in Genetics Peter and Patricia Gruber Genetics Distinguished research contributions
Gruber Prize for Justice Peter and Patricia Gruber Justice Contributions that have advanced the cause of justice as delivered through the legal system
Gruber Prize in Neuroscience Peter and Patricia Gruber Neuroscience Distinguished research contributions
Gruber Prize for Women's Rights Peter and Patricia Gruber Women's rights Contributions toward furthering the rights of women and girls
Ray Guy Award Guy, RayRay Guy American football Outstanding punter in U.S. college football

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Otto Hahn Peace Medal Hahn, OttoOtto Hahn Peace and tolerance Outstanding services for peace, tolerance and international understanding
Otto Hahn Medal Hahn, OttoOtto Hahn Science (in general) Annually awarded to a maximum of 30 junior scientists in recognition of outstanding scientific achievements
Otto Hahn Prize Hahn, OttoOtto Hahn Science Exceptional scientific achievements in chemistry and physics. The prize is the most significant honor of the German Physical Society and the German Chemical Society
Harmsworth Cup Harmsworth, AlfredAlfred Harmsworth Motorboat racing
E. H. Harriman Award Harriman, E. H.E. H. Harriman Rail transport Outstanding safety achievements by an American railroad company
Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes Harrison, EdwardEdward Harrison and Raphael Meldola Chemistry Most meritorious and promising original investigations in chemistry by British chemist
Hart Memorial Trophy David Hart Ice hockey Most valuable player in the National Hockey League
Harvey Award Kurtzman, HarveyHarvey Kurtzman Comics Outstanding achievement in 19 regular categories and four special categories
Haskins Award Haskins, FredFred Haskins Golf In honor of the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States
Lew Hayman Trophy Hayman, LewLew Hayman Canadian football Most outstanding Canadian player in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award.
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics Heineman, DannieDannie Heineman
Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award Hefner, HughHugh Hefner Free expression Significant contribution to protection and enhancement of U.S. First Amendment rights
Heisman Trophy Heisman, JohnJohn Heisman American football Outstanding U.S. college football player of the year
Ted Hendricks Award Hendricks, TedTed Hendricks American football Outstanding defensive end in U.S. college football
O. Henry Award Henry, O.O. Henry Literature Short stories of exceptional merit written in English and published in the U.S. or Canada
Lou Henson Award Henson, LouLou Henson Basketball Outstanding player at a mid-major school in NCAA Division I men's college basketball
Hermann Trophy Robert Hermann Football (soccer) Top men's and women's college soccer players in the U.S.
Hessell-Tiltman Prize Hessell-Tiltman, MarjorieMarjorie Hessell-Tiltman
Harlon Hill Trophy Hill, HarlonHarlon Hill American football Most outstanding player in NCAA Division II college football
Hillary Shield Hillary, EdmundEdmund Hillary Rugby union Challenge trophy between New Zealand and England
Dan Hodge Trophy Hodge, DannyDanny Hodge Wrestling Most outstanding college wrestler in the U.S.
Hopetoun Cup Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, JohnJohn Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun Rugby union Challenge trophy between Australia and Scotland
Hopman Cup Hopman, HarryHarry Hopman Tennis World mixed-sex team championship
Grace Murray Hopper Award Hopper, GraceGrace Hopper Computer science Significant technical or service contribution by an individual under age 35
Hopwood Award Hopwood, AveryAvery Hopwood
Paul Hornung Award Hornung, PaulPaul Hornung American football Most versatile player in NCAA Division I FBS college football
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Louisa Gross Horwitz
Dick Howser Trophy Howser, DickDick Howser Baseball Most outstanding player in U.S. college baseball
Hughes Medal Hughes, David E.David E. Hughes
Hugo Award Gernsback, HugoHugo Gernsback Science fiction, fantasy Outstanding works in 15 categories
Humboldt Prize Humboldt, Alexander vonAlexander von Humboldt
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Hunt, LamarLamar Hunt Football (soccer) United States cup competition
Hutch Award Hutchinson, FredFred Hutchinson Baseball Most competitive player in Major League Baseball

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Henry Iba Award Iba, HenryHenry Iba Basketball Coach of the year in NCAA Division I men's college basketball, as chosen by the United States Basketball Writers Association
IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award Ibuka, MasaruMasaru Ibuka Electronics Outstanding contribution to consumer electronics
Ina Nobuo Award Ina, NobuoNobuo Ina Photograph
Iverson Award Iverson, Kenneth E.Kenneth E. Iverson Computer science Outstanding contributions to the APL programming language or to its user community
Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature Izumi, KyōkaKyōka Izumi Literature
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson Music video Outstanding achievement to MTV culture and its history for musicians and music video directors. [4][5]
Eddie James Memorial Trophy James, EddieEddie James Canadian football Leading rusher in the CFL West Division. Unlike other CFL divisional trophies, there is no equivalent for the East Division.
Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine Louis Jeantet Medicine Outstanding achievement in biomedical research in Europe
Jefferson–Eppes Trophy Thomas Jefferson and Francis W. Eppes VII American football Winner of the annual game between Florida State University and the University of Virginia
Alex Jesaulenko Medal Jesaulenko, AlexAlex Jesaulenko Australian rules football Three different awards:
William M. Jennings Trophy Jennings, William M.William M. Jennings Ice hockey NHL goaltender(s) whose team has allowed the fewest goals in the regular season. Note that this was the original criterion for the Vezina Trophy, which is now awarded to the league's outstanding goaltender.
Jewett Trophy Jewett, ChristopherChristopher Jewett Canadian football Atlantic University Sport championship
Samuel Johnson Prize Johnson, SamuelSamuel Johnson Literature Outstanding non-fiction book by a British writer
Bob Jones Award Jones, BobbyBobby Jones Golf Recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf
Karlspreis Charlemagne Peace Outstanding contribution to Western European integration
Theodore von Karman Medal Karman, Theodore vonTheodore von Kármán Civil engineering Distinguished achievement in engineering mechanics, as applied to civil engineering
Patty Kazmaier Award Kazmaier-Sandt, PattyPatty Kazmaier-Sandt Ice hockey Outstanding player in NCAA Division I women's college hockey
Gottfried-Keller-Preis Keller, GottfriedGottfried Keller Literature Outstanding achievement in Swiss literature, in any of the country's languages
Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy, John F.John F. Kennedy Performing arts Lifetime contribution to American culture
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award Kennedy, J. WalterJ. Walter Kennedy Basketball "Outstanding service and dedication to the community" by an NBA player, coach, or trainer
Graham Kennedy Award Kennedy, GrahamGraham Kennedy Australian television "for Most Outstanding New Talent" [6]
Kikuchi Kan Prize Kikuchi, KanKan Kikuchi Japanese culture
Kimura Ihei Award Kimura, IheiIhei Kimura Photograph
Iven C. Kincheloe Award Kincheloe, Jr., Iven CarlIven Carl Kincheloe, Jr. Aviation Outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing.
Kirby Award Kirby, JackJack Kirby Comics Outstanding achievement in comic books in 12 categories. Awarded 1985–87; replaced by Eisner Award and Harvey Award.
Knuth Prize Knuth, DonaldDonald Knuth Computer science Outstanding foundational contributions, based on overall impact. Compare with the Gödel Prize, which honors outstanding individual papers.
Stephen F. Kolzak Award Kolzak, Stephen F.Stephen F. Kolzak Entertainment Outstanding work directed toward eliminating homophobia by an openly LGBT member of the entertainment or media community
Kurchatov (Gold) Medal Kurchatov, IgorIgor Kurchatov Nuclear physics Lifetime contributions to nuclear physics, nuclear energy, or nuclear engineering by a Soviet (communist era) or Russian (post-communist era). Known as the Kurchatov Medal in the Soviet era, and the Kurchatov Gold Medal today.

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Lamme Medal Lamme, Benjamin G.Benjamin G. Lamme
Lamoriello Trophy Lamoriello, LouLou Lamoriello Ice hockey Hockey East men's postseason tournament championship trophy
Lasker Award Lasker, Mary WoodwardMary Woodward Lasker Medicine Major contributions to medical science, or distinguished public service on behalf of medicine
European Latsis Prize Latsis, JohnJohn Latsis
Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis Leibinger, BertholdBerthold Leibinger
Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis Leibinger, BertholdBerthold Leibinger
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize Leibniz, GottfriedGottfried Leibniz
Lemelson-MIT Prize Lemelson, Jerome H.Jerome H. Lemelson
Coupe Suzanne Lenglen Lenglen, SuzanneSuzanne Lenglen Tennis French Open women's singles championship trophy
Leontief Prize Leontief, WassilyWassily Leontief
Nancy Lieberman Award Lieberman, NancyNancy Lieberman Basketball Outstanding point guard in U.S. women's college basketball
Lincoln Prize Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln Literature Finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln or the American Civil War [7]
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Lindgren, AstridAstrid Lindgren
Ted Lindsay Award Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay Ice hockey Most outstanding player in the regular season of the National Hockey League, as chosen by the NHL Players Association. Known as the Lester B. Pearson Award from its inception in 1972 through 2009.
John Lingenfelter Memorial Trophy Lingenfelter, JohnJohn Lingenfelter Car racing Winner of the annual Supercar/Superfour Challenge
Linnean Medal Linnaeus, CarlCarl Linnaeus Biology Awarded annually to two people for services to biology
Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy Lipton, ThomasThomas Lipton Football
Copa Lipton Lipton, ThomasThomas Lipton Football
Lipton Challenge Cup Lipton, ThomasThomas Lipton Football
Logie Award Logie Baird, JohnJohn Logie Baird Australian Television [8]
Lombardi Award Lombardi, VinceVince Lombardi American football Outstanding lineman or linebacker in U.S. college football
Vince Lombardi Trophy Lombardi, VinceVince Lombardi American football Super Bowl winner's trophy
Lomonosov Gold Medal Lomonosov, MikhailMikhail Lomonosov
Håkan Loob Trophy Loob, HåkanHåkan Loob Ice hockey Leading goal scorer in Swedish Hockey League
Lorentz Medal Lorentz, HendrikHendrik Lorentz
Lott Trophy Lott, RonnieRonnie Lott American football Outstanding defensive player in U.S. college football, based on excellence both on and off the field
George M. Low award Low, George M.George M. Low

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
James P. McCaffrey Trophy James P. McCaffrey Canadian football Most outstanding defensive player in the CFL East Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.
Dick McCann Memorial Award Dick McCann Sports journalism Awarded by the Pro Football Hall of Fame "for long and distinguished reporting on professional [American] football".
Liam McCarthy Cup Maccarthy, LiamLiam McCarthy Hurling All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship trophy
McClelland Trophy McClelland, William C.William C. McClelland Australian rules football Australian Football League minor premiership trophy
Mark H. McCormack Award McCormack, MarkMark McCormack Golf Leading of the Official World Golf Ranking for most weeks in a year
Mark H. McCormack Medal McCormack, MarkMark McCormack Golf Leading player of the World Amateur Golf Ranking
Mackay Trophy Mackay, ClarenceClarence Mackay Aviation "Most meritorious flight of the year" by one or more individuals, or an organization, within the United States Air Force
John Mackey Award Mackey, JohnJohn Mackey American football Outstanding tight end in U.S. college football
MacTavish Cup Mactavish, DuncanDuncan MacTavish Sports coaching
Ramon Magsaysay Award Magsaysay, RamonRamon Magsaysay Six different fields – see award article Outstanding achievement by an Asian
Sam Maguire Cup Maguire, SamSam Maguire Gaelic football All-Ireland Senior Football Championship trophy
Majorana Prize Majorana, EttoreEttore Majorana Mathematics or Physics Outstanding contributions to Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Mandela Challenge Plate Mandela, NelsonNelson Mandela Rugby union Challenge trophy between South Africa and Australia
Manning Award Archie Manning and his sons Peyton and Eli American football Outstanding quarterback in U.S. college football
Marconi Prize Marconi, GuglielmoGuglielmo Marconi Communications Annual award for advancements in the field
Lou Marsh Trophy Marsh, LouLou Marsh Sports Canadian athlete of the year
Joe Marston Medal Marston, JoeJoe Marston Football (soccer) Outstanding player in the Australasian A-League Grand Final
Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy Beattie Martin Canadian football Most outstanding Canadian player in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award.
Edgar Martínez Award Martinez, EdgarEdgar Martínez Baseball Outstanding designated hitter in the American League
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Masterton, BillBill Masterton Ice hockey National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the sport
Matteucci Medal Matteucci, CarloCarlo Matteucci Physics Fundamental contributions
Leigh Matthews Trophy Matthews, LeighLeigh Matthews Australian rules football Most valuable player in the Australian Football League, as chosen by the AFL Players Association
Somerset Maugham Award Maugham, W. SomersetW. Somerset Maugham Literature Best British writer or writers, under age 35, of a book published in the past year
Meads Cup Meads, ColinColin Meads Rugby union Champion of New Zealand's second-level Heartland Championship
Mal Meninga Medal Meninga, MalMal Meninga Rugby league football Player of the year for the Canberra Raiders
Dally M Medal Messenger, DallyDally Messenger Rugby league football Best and fairest player in the National Rugby League's Grand Final
Mark Messier Leadership Award Messier, MarkMark Messier Ice hockey Outstanding leadership, on and off ice, by an NHL player
Conrad-Ferdinand-Meyer-Preis Meyer, Conrad FerdinandConrad Ferdinand Meyer Literature Outstanding achievement in Swiss German literature
Yukio Mishima Prize Mishima, YukioYukio Mishima Literature
Old Tom Morris Award Morris, Old TomOld Tom Morris Golf "through a continuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris."
Coupe des Mousquetaires The Four Musketeers (Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet, René Lacoste) Tennis French Open men's singles championship trophy
Mussabini Medal Mussabini, SamSam Mussabini Sports coaching

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award Frances Pomeroy Naismith (daughter-in law of James Naismith) Basketball Most outstanding NCAA Division I senior (final-year) player of the year no taller than 6 feet (1.83 m) for men and 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) for women
Naismith College Coach of the Year Naismith, JamesJames Naismith Basketball Most outstanding men's and women's NCAA Division I head coaches of the year
Naismith College Player of the Year Naismith, JamesJames Naismith Basketball Most outstanding men's and women's NCAA Division I players of the year
Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball Naismith, JamesJames Naismith Basketball Awarded to one man and one woman annually for lifetime service to basketball in any capacity
Naismith Prep Player of the Year Naismith, JamesJames Naismith Basketball Most outstanding boys' and girls' U.S. high school players of the year
Naismith Trophy Naismith, JamesJames Naismith Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup (men's) winner's trophy
Naoki Prize Naoki, SanjugoSanjugo Naoki Literature
Byron Nelson Award Nelson, ByronByron Nelson Golf Lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour. Awarded by the Tour itself, with a 50-round minimum for the season. Compare with the Vardon Trophy, awarded by the PGA of America.
Byron Nelson Award Nelson, ByronByron Nelson Golf Lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour
Nevanlinna Prize Nevanlinna, RolfRolf Nevanlinna Information sciences Outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences
Newbery Medal Newbery, JohnJohn Newbery Literature Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize Newdigate, RogerRoger Newdigate Literature Best composition in English verse by an undergraduate who has been admitted to the University of Oxford within the previous four years
Pete Newell Big Man Award Newell, PetePete Newell Basketball Most outstanding low-post player in NCAA Division I men's college basketball
Isaac Newton Medal Newton, IsaacIsaac Newton Physics Outstanding contributions to physics by any physicist, regardless of subject area, background or nationality
Jack Nicklaus Trophy Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus Golf Player of the year on the Champions Tour, as determined by tour players
Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy Nicklin, JeffJeff Nicklin Canadian football Most outstanding player in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award.
Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest Nierenberg, WilliamWilliam Nierenberg Science Outstanding promotion of science in the public interest
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Nobel, AlfredAlfred Nobel Economics Outstanding contribution
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Nobel, AlfredAlfred Nobel Chemistry Outstanding contribution
Nobel Prize in Literature Nobel, AlfredAlfred Nobel Literature Outstanding contribution
Nobel Peace Prize Nobel, AlfredAlfred Nobel Peace Outstanding contribution in furthering peace between nations
Nobel Prize in Physics Nobel, AlfredAlfred Nobel Physics Outstanding contribution
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel, AlfredAlfred Nobel Physiology or medicine Outstanding contribution
Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Noguchi, HideyoHideyo Noguchi Medicine
Gerrit Noordzij Prize Noordzij, GerritGerrit Noordzij Typography Extraordinary contributions in type design, typography and type education
James Norris Memorial Trophy Norris, James E.James E. Norris Ice hockey NHL "defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position"
Ivor Novello Awards Novello, IvorIvor Novello Music Excellence in British songwriting and composing

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Davey O'Brien Award Obrien, DaveyDavey O'Brien American football Outstanding quarterback in U.S. college football
Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy Obrien, LarryLawrence "Larry" O'Brien Basketball NBA championship trophy
Lawrence O'Brien Award Obrien, LarryLawrence O'Brien Politics Outstanding service to the U.S. Democratic Party and its candidates
Kenzaburō Ōe Prize Ōe, KenzaburōKenzaburō Ōe Literature
Ōfuji Noburō Award Ōfuji, NoburōNoburō Ōfuji Animation
Lute Olson Award Olson, LuteLute Olson Basketball Outstanding player in NCAA Division I men's college basketball who has played for more than one season at his current school
Laurence Olivier Award Olivier, LaurenceLaurence Olivier Theatre Excellence in acting in London West End shows
Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award Oneil, BuckBuck O'Neil Baseball Awarded by the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame for positive contributions to baseball in society [9]
Tip O'Neill Award Oneill, JamesJames "Tip" O'Neill Baseball A Canadian "judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball"
Ortega y Gasset Awards Ortega y Gasset, JoseJosé Ortega y Gasset Journalism Outstanding accomplishment in Spanish-language journalism
Orteig Prize Orteig, RaymondRaymond Orteig Aviation First aviator of the Allies of World War I to fly nonstop between New York and Paris in either direction. Awarded to Charles Lindbergh for his 1927 solo transatlantic crossing.
Otaka Prize Otaka, HisatadaHisatada Otaka Composition
Outland Trophy Outland, John H.John H. Outland American football Outstanding interior lineman, on either offense or defense, in U.S. college football
Arnold Palmer Award Palmer, ArnoldArnold Palmer Golf Leading money winner on the Champions Tour
Jackie Parker Trophy Parker, JackieJackie Parker Canadian football Most outstanding rookie (first-year player) in the CFL West Division. This individual becomes one of the two finalists for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.
Tom Pate Memorial Award Tom Pate Canadian football Outstanding sportsmanship, team play, and community service by a Canadian Football League player
Lester Patrick Trophy Patrick, LesterLester Patrick Ice hockey Outstanding contribution to the sport in the United States
Walter Payton Award Payton, WalterWalter Payton American football Offensive player of the year in NCAA Division I FCS football
Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Payton, WalterWalter Payton American football Outstanding volunteer and charity work by an NFL player; awarded by the league. See also the "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award, given by the NFL Players Association.
Walter Payton Trophy Payton, WalterWalter Payton American football Most athletic player in U.S. high school football
Peabody Award Peabody, George FosterGeorge Foster Peabody Broadcasting Excellence in radio, television, and internet broadcasting
Lester B. Pearson Award Pearson, Lester B.Lester B. Pearson Ice hockey Original name of the NHL trophy now known as the Ted Lindsay Award.
Pearson Medal of Peace Pearson, Lester B.Lester B. Pearson Peace Outstanding "contribution to international service" by a Canadian
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Perrot, KimKim Perrot Basketball WNBA player who "exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court—ethical behavior, fair play and integrity"
Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre (aka "Tony Awards") Perry, AntoinetteAntoinette Perry Theatre Outstanding achievement in Broadway theatre, in 26 regular categories plus four special categories
Pessoa Prize Pessoa, FernandoFernando Pessoa Science, literature, arts Distinguished accomplishment by a Portuguese national in any of the named fields
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Phalke, DadasahebDadasaheb Phalke Cinema Lifetime accomplishment in Indian cinema
Pichichi Trophy Pichichi, Pichichi Football (soccer) Leading goal scorers in La Liga and Segunda División (Spain). Compare with the Zarra Trophy, awarded to the Spanish nationals who lead both leagues in goals scored.
IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award Piore, Emanuel R.Emanuel R. Piore Computer science Outstanding contribution to (computer) information processing systems
Max Planck Medal Planck, MaxMax Planck Physics Extraordinary achievement in theoretical physics
NBA Most Valuable Player Award Maurice Podoloff Basketball This annual award is given to the best performing player of the NBA season.The winner is chosen by a board of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, who casts a vote for first to fifth place.[10]
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (aka "Edgar Awards") Poe, Edgar AllanEdgar Allan Poe Mystery fiction and non-fiction Outstanding works in 18 categories
Pomeranchuk Prize Pomeranchuk, Isaak YakovlevichIsaak Yakovlevich Pomeranchuk Physics Outstanding achievement in theoretical physics
William and Mousie Powell Award Powell, WilliamWilliam Powell and Diana Lewis Golf
Fritz Pregl Prize Pregl, FritzFritz Pregl Chemistry Distinguished achievement by an Austrian national
Prince of Wales Trophy Edward, Prince of Wales Ice hockey NHL Eastern Conference championship trophy
Pritzker Prize Pritzker, JayJay Pritzker Architecture "A living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture."
Pulitzer Prize Pulitzer, JosephJoseph Pulitzer Journalism, literature, music Journalism: Excellence in 14 categories of newspaper journalism by a U.S.-based individual or publication
Literature: Excellence by an American in 6 categories
Music: Distinguished musical contribution by an American, first performed or recorded in the U.S. during that year
Price Prize Price, Dr. Pliny A. and Margaret H.Dr. Pliny A. and Margaret H. Price Astronomy, Cosmology, Astroparticle physics Researchers in the areas of cosmology and astroparticle physics.

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Ramanujan, SrinivasaSrinivasa Ramanujan Mathematics Outstanding work in Ramanujan's fields of interest by a mathematician no older than 32 (Ramanujan's age at death)
Grand Prix C. F. Ramuz Ramuz, Charles FerdinandCharles Ferdinand Ramuz Literature Lifetime achievement in Swiss French literature
Ranfurly Shield Ranfurly, Uchter Knox, 5th Earl ofUchter Knox, 5th Earl of Ranfurly Rugby union New Zealand provincial challenge trophy
Rawlings Gold Glove Award George and Alfred Rawlings Baseball Outstanding fielders in the National and American Leagues
Rayleigh Medal Rayleigh, BaronBaron Rayleigh Acoustics Outstanding contributions to acoustics
Rayleigh Medal (Institute of Physics) Rayleigh, BaronBaron Rayleigh Physics Distinguished research in theoretical, mathematical or computational physics
Hans-Reinhart-Ring Reinhart, HansHans Reinhart Theatre Outstanding achievement in Swiss theatre, in any of the country's languages
Copa del Rey Juan Carlos I of Spain Football (soccer) Spanish cup competition
Copa del Rey de Baloncesto Juan Carlos I of Spain Basketball Spanish ACB cup competition
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize Rhys, John LlewellynJohn Llewellyn Rhys Literature Best work of literature, in any category, published in the United Kingdom and written by a Commonwealth author no older than 35
Jerry Rice Award Rice, JerryJerry Rice American football Outstanding freshman (first-year) player in NCAA Division I FCS college football
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard Ice hockey Leading goal scorer in the NHL regular season
Tom Richards Trophy Richards, TomTom Richards Rugby union Winner of Test series between Australia and the British and Irish Lions
Jules Rimet Trophy Rimet, JulesJules Rimet Football (soccer) FIFA World Cup championship trophy from 1934 through 1970
Dave Rimington Trophy Rimington, DaveDave Rimington American football Outstanding center in U.S. college football
Oscar Robertson Trophy Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson Basketball Men's college basketball player of the year, as chosen by the United States Basketball Writers Association
Eddie Robinson Award Robinson, EddieEddie Robinson American football Coach of the year in NCAA Division I FCS
Helen Rollason Award Rollason, HelenHelen Rollason Sports "Outstanding achievement in the face of adversity"
Theodore Roosevelt Award Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt Lifetime achievement Outstanding life accomplishment, leading to a distinguished national (U.S.) reputation, by an individual who earned at least one varsity letter at an NCAA member school
Bobbie Rosenfeld Award Rosenfeld, BobbieBobbie Rosenfeld Sports Canadian sportswoman of the year
Art Ross Trophy Ross, ArtArt Ross Ice hockey Leading point scorer in the NHL
Rumelhart Prize Rumelhart, DavidDavid Rumelhart Cognitive science Achievements best described by the award's full name: the David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Theoretical Foundations of Human Cognition.
Rumford Medal Rumford, Sir Benjamin Thompson, CountSir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford Physics "An outstandingly important recent discovery in the field of thermal or optical properties of matter made by a scientist working in Europe." Awarded by the Royal Society.
Rumford Prize Rumford, Sir Benjamin Thompson, CountSir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford Physics Outstanding contributions to the fields of heat and light. Awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Adolph Rupp Cup Rupp, AdolphAdolph Rupp Basketball NCAA Division I men's basketball coach "who best exemplifies excellence in his dedication to the game of basketball and to his student athletes"
Adolph Rupp Trophy Rupp, AdolphAdolph Rupp Basketball College basketball player of the year as chosen by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky
Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award Russell, BillBill Russell Basketball MVP of the NBA Finals
Babe Ruth Award Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth Baseball Most valuable player of the Major League Baseball postseason, as chosen by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Before the 2007 season, the BBWAA gave the award to the most valuable player of the World Series.
Babe Ruth Home Run Award Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth Baseball Leading home run hitter in Major League Baseball
Ryder Cup Ryder, SamuelSamuel Ryder Golf Challenge trophy contested by men's professional teams representing the USA and Europe

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Sacknoff Prize Sacknoff, ScottScott Sacknoff Space History Outstanding work by a university student related to the history of spaceflight
Sakharov Prize Sakharov, AndreiAndrei Sakharov Human rights Outstanding work in defense of human rights and freedom of thought
Sakurai Prize Sakurai, J. J.J. J. Sakurai Theoretical particle physics
Salimbeni Prize Salimbeni, Lorenzo and JacopoLorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni
David Sarnoff Award Sarnoff, DavidDavid Sarnoff
Eiji Sawamura Award Sawamura, EijiEiji Sawamura Baseball Outstanding starting pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball
Schneider Trophy Schneider, JacquesJacques Schneider Aviation
Rolf Schock Prizes Schock, RolfRolf Schock
Walter Schottky Prize Schottky, WalterWalter Schottky Solid-state physics
Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy Schwartzwalder, BenBen Schwartzwalder American football Winner of the game between Syracuse University and West Virginia University, once held annually before the series ended due to conference realignment
Glenn T. Seaborg Medal Seaborg, Glenn T.Glenn T. Seaborg
Segrave Trophy Segrave, HenryHenry Segrave Transportation Any British national who accomplishes the most outstanding demonstration of the possibilities of transport by land, sea, air, or water.
Frank J. Selke Trophy Selke, Frank J.Frank J. Selke Ice hockey Top defensive forward in the NHL
Seve Trophy Ballesteros, SeveSeve Ballesteros Golf Challenge trophy between men's professional teams representing Great Britain & Ireland and continental Europe
Barry Sheene Medal Sheene, BarryBarry Sheene Auto racing
Shaw Prize 邵逸夫

Shaw, Run RunRun Run Shaw

Science Annual Awards for Outstanding contributions in Astronomy, Life Science, Medicine and Mathematical Science.
Shewhart Medal Shewhart, Walter A.Walter A. Shewhart
Shinmura Izuru Prize Shinmura, IzuruIzuru Shinmura Linguistics
Matsutaro Shoriki Award Shoriki, MatsutaroMatsutaro Shoriki Baseball
Sikorsky Prize Sikorsky, IgorIgor Sikorsky Aviation First controlled flight of a human-powered helicopter; awarded to AeroVelo on July 11, 2013
Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science Skytte, JohanJohan Skytte
Norm Smith Medal Smith, NormNorm Smith Australian rules football Best player in the AFL Grand Final
Conn Smythe Trophy Smythe, ConnConn Smythe Ice hockey Most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy Smythe, StaffordStafford Smythe Ice hockey Most valuable player of the Memorial Cup
Solheim Cup Solheim, KarstenKarsten Solheim Golf Challenge trophy contested by women's professional teams representing the USA and Europe
Solzhenitsyn Prize Solzhenitsyn, AlexanderAlexander Solzhenitsyn
Sophia Awards Andresen, Sophia de Mello BreynerSophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Cinema of Portugal Best Portuguese films
Warren Spahn Award Spahn, WarrenWarren Spahn Baseball Top left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
J. G. Taylor Spink Award Spink, J. G. TaylorJ. G. Taylor Spink Journalism "Meritorious contributions to baseball writing"
J. G. Taylor Spink Award Spink, J. G. TaylorJ. G. Taylor Spink Baseball Player of the year in Minor League Baseball (North America)
Stampacchia Medal Stampacchia, GuidoGuido Stampacchia
Stanhope essay prize Philip, StanhopeStanhope Philip
Stanley Cup Stanley, FrederickFrederick Stanley Ice hockey National Hockey League championship trophy
Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award Starr, BartBart Starr American football Outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community by an NFL player
Steinfeld Cup Steinfeld, JakeJake Steinfeld Lacrosse Major League Lacrosse championship trophy
Leroy P. Steele Prize Steele, Leroy P.Leroy P. Steele
Isabelle Stevenson Award Isabelle Stevenson Theatre Outstanding volunteer contributions by a member of the American theatrical community, whether in the theatre or not. Presented during the Tony Awards.
Payne Stewart Award Stewart, PaynePayne Stewart Golf PGA Tour "Man of the Year" award
Stirling Prize Stirling, JamesJames Stirling
Bram Stoker Award Stoker, BramBram Stoker Literature "Superior achievement" in eight categories of horror fiction, plus an award for lifetime achievement in that genre
Annis Stukus Trophy Stukus, AnnisAnnis Stukus Canadian football Canadian Football League coach of the year
Dick Suderman Trophy Suderman, DickDick Suderman Canadian football Most valuable Canadian in the Grey Cup game
Sudirman Cup Sudirman, DickDick Sudirman Badminton World mixed-sex team championship
James E. Sullivan Award Sullivan, James E.James E. Sullivan Sports Most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States
Harry Sunderland Trophy Sunderland, HarryHarry Sunderland

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Tanabe Hisao Prize Tanabe, HisaoHisao Tanabe Ethnomusicology
Tanizaki Prize Tanizaki, Jun'ichirōJun'ichirō Tanizaki Literature
Templeton Prize Templeton, JohnJohn Templeton Religion "Exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works"
Tezuka Award Tezuka, OsamuOsamu Tezuka Manga Outstanding new artist in the story manga genre
Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Tezuka, OsamuOsamu Tezuka Manga Outstanding works or accomplishment in four categories
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Thalberg, IrvingIrving Thalberg Cinema Awarded periodically as part of the Academy Awards to "creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production."
Thomas Cup Thomas, George AlanGeorge Alan Thomas Badminton World championship for men's national teams
Timoshenko Medal Timoshenko, StephenStephen Timoshenko Mechanical engineering "Distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics"
Wayman Tisdale Award Tisdale, WaymanWayman Tisdale Basketball Outstanding freshman player in NCAA Division I men's college basketball, as chosen by the United States Basketball Writers Association
Lance Todd Trophy Todd, LanceLance Todd Rugby league Man of the match in the Challenge Cup final
George M. Trautman Awards Trautman, George M.George M. Trautman Baseball Player of the year in each individual North American minor league
Turing Award Turing, AlanAlan Turing Computer science "Contributions of a technical nature... of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field"
Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award Twyman, JackJack Twyman and Maurice Stokes Basketball The "ideal teammate" in the NBA, as determined each season by the league's players [11]
J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal Tyrrell, JosephJoseph Tyrrell History "Outstanding work in the history of Canada"
Uber Cup Uber, BettyBetty Uber Badminton World championship for women's national teams
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Unitas, JohnnyJohnny Unitas American football Outstanding senior (final-year) quarterback in U.S. college football
George Van Biesbroeck Prize Van Biesbroeck, GeorgeGeorge Van Biesbroeck Astronomy "Long-term extraordinary or unselfish service to astronomy"
James A. Van Fleet Award Van Fleet, James A.James A. Van Fleet International relations "Outstanding contributions to the promotion of U.S.-Korea relations" by either an American or South Korean
Vanderbilt Cup Vanderbilt II, William KissamWilliam Kissam Vanderbilt II Auto racing Original cup awarded to winners of the Vanderbilt Cup races (1904-1968 intermittently). Replica was awarded to U.S. 500 winners (1996-1999), then later to CART/Champ Car champions (2000-2007).
Vanier Cup Vanier, GeorgesGeorges Vanier Canadian football CIS football championship trophy
Vardon Trophy Vardon, HarryHarry Vardon Golf Lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour. Awarded by the PGA of America; requires a minimum of 60 rounds in the season. Compare with the Byron Nelson Award, given by the Tour itself for the same accomplishment but with a 50-round minimum.
Harry Vardon Trophy Vardon, HarryHarry Vardon Golf Winner of the Race to Dubai (historically the Order of Merit) as money leader on the European Tour.
Vare Trophy Vare, Glenna CollettGlenna Collett Vare Golf Lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour
José Vasconcelos World Award of Education Vasconcelos, JoséJosé Vasconcelos Education Acknowledgment for exceptional teaching, which is the underlying basis of our present civilization
Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry Veblen, OswaldOswald Veblen Mathematics Notable research in geometry or topology
Vezina Trophy Vezina, GeorgesGeorges Vézina Ice hockey NHL goaltender "adjudged to be the best at this position"
Prix Jean Vigo Vigo, JeanJean Vigo Cinema Independent spirit and excellence by a young French director
IEEE John von Neumann Medal Von Neumann, JohnJohn von Neumann Computer science "Outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology"
John von Neumann Theory Prize Von Neumann, JohnJohn von Neumann Systems science Fundamental and sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences
John von Neumann Award Von Neumann, JohnJohn von Neumann Economics Outstanding scholar in the exact social sciences, whose works have had substantial influence over a long period of time on the studies and intellectual activity of students

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Award Named after Field Achievement Source
Wade Trophy Wade, MargaretMargaret Wade Basketball Player of the year in Division I women's college basketball, as chosen by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association
Wakker Prize Henri-Louis Wakker Architectural history Presented to a Swiss commune for development and preservation of architectural heritage
Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology Selman Waksman Microbiology
Doak Walker Award Doak Walker American football Outstanding running back in U.S. college football
Walker Cup George Herbert Walker Golf Challenge trophy contested by men's amateur teams representing the USA and Great Britain & Ireland
Walkley Award William Gaston Walkley
The Wally Parks, WallyWally Parks Auto racing
Wally Lewis Medal Wally Lewis Rugby league football State of Origin player of the series [1]
Wanamaker Trophy Wanamaker, RodmanRodman Wanamaker Golf PGA Championship winner's trophy
Warne-Muralidaran Trophy Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan[N 1] Cricket Perpetual challenge trophy awarded to winner of Test series between Australia and Sri Lanka
Johnny Warren Medal Warren, JohnnyJohnny Warren Football (soccer) Best player in the Australasian A-League, as determined by the league's players
James Craig Watson Medal James Craig Watson
James Watt International Medal James Watt
Oswald Watt Gold Medal Oswald Watt
Wheatcroft Trophy Wheatcroft, TomTom Wheatcroft Auto racing Significant contributions to motorsport in the United Kingdom
"Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award White, Byron "Whizzer"Byron "Whizzer" White American football Outstanding community service by a National Football League player. Similar to the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, but awarded by the players' union, the NFL Players Association, instead of the league.
Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility Norbert Wiener
Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics Norbert Wiener Mathematics
The Wigner Medal Eugene Wigner
Prix Daniel Wildenstein Daniel Wildenstein Flat racing Winner of the eponymous horse race
Prince William Cup Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Rugby union Challenge trophy between Wales and South Africa
Ted Williams Award Ted Williams Baseball Most valuable player of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Wolf Prize Ricardo Wolf Agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics, and arts Outstanding achievement in each of the named fields
Wollaston Medal William Hyde Wollaston
John R. Wooden Award Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden Basketball Player of the Year Awards: Players of the year in NCAA Division I men's and women's college basketball
High School Player of the Year Awards: Players of the year in each of the five subsections of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section, plus the CIF Los Angeles Section
Legends of Coaching Award: Lifetime achievement by a men's or women's college coach
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award Woolf, GeorgeGeorge Woolf Horse racing Awarded to a Thoroughbred jockey in the U.S. or Canada who exhibits the highest standards of professional and personal conduct on and off the track
Wright Brothers Medal Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) Aerospace engineering Outstanding contribution
Wuerffel Trophy Wuerffel, DannyDanny Wuerffel American football College football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement"
Yashin Award Yashin, LevLev Yashin Football (soccer) Outstanding goalkeeper of the FIFA World Cup
Yates Cup Yates, H. B.H. B. Yates Canadian football Ontario University Athletics championship
Cy Young Award Young, CyCy Young Baseball Most outstanding pitcher in both the National and American Leagues
Kay Yow Award Yow, KayKay Yow Basketball Outstanding character, on and off the court, by a Division I women's college basketball coach
Ricardo Zamora Trophy Ricardo Zamora Football (soccer) Goalkeepers with the best "goals-to-games" ratio in both La Liga and the Segunda División (Spain)
Zarra Trophy Zarra, Zarra Football (soccer) Spanish national with the most goals scored in both La Liga and the Segunda División (Spain). Compare with the Pichichi Trophy, for the same accomplishment but open to players of all nationalities.
  1. ^ Murali's last name has generally been romanized as "Muralitharan" since the start of his career. However, he prefers to romanize his name as "Muralidaran". When Cricket Australia commissioned the trophy, it asked Murali to clarify how his name should be spelled, and the trophy uses his preferred romanization.

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