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#1
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did you receive participation prizes

how often did you receive them

to what extent did they convince you that you are special and entitled to everything in life
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First of all, I don't need a participation prize to reassure me this much.
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#3
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yeah but this is for people who don't have the good fortune to be joshua garcia
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#4
I got one for basketball once. No one of the team wanted it. We were trash lol
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#5
I have a bunch of trophies for soccer and basketball growing up in school, YMCA, etc, and most of them are total participation trophies for sure, but whatever, it's all about having fun anyways. I do think it's totally lame to give a loser team a trophy for, well, losing. Like what's the point? You're just teaching little kids that they can achieve some kind of status without putting in any real effort.
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#6
Only once, when I was five, for soccer.
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#7
Nope. Can't get a participation trophy if you win. #winning.
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#8
I got a t-shirt for free once for showing up at a place but I don't think that counts.
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#10
I received a couple in school, but on the whole they weren't really a thing.

I think if I ever have kids I'll be like, try harder next time, if they get one.
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#11
Is this more an American thing? I'm not sure we get these in the UK...
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#12
There are 3 possible states:
  • Not showing up to the competition at all
  • You show up but you lose
  • You show up and you win


If we rank them the 1st as the least desirable, and the 3rd as the most desirable, it makes perfect sense to reward both the 2nd and 3rd (with the 3rd reward being better than the 2nd).

You want more people participating, that's good. E.g in sports it means more people getting off their asses, whether they lose or win. But yes, you shouldn't just butcher game theory and competition and it's effect on motivation, etc by giving everybody the same exact reward. The exception is when the activity isn't really a competition, but a fun activity for building team-work, building relationships, and have fun. In there there are only 2 options, "Not showing up" and "Showing up". It makes sense to give participation rewards in those
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#14
It's almost like he deserves a medal for all his active participation.
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#15
I got one from a Go-Karting party and also I got "Most Improved Player" in my U11 football team which was clearly just for trying hard but yeah.

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Oh wait no I remember at boarding school they handed out personalised "awards" praising our more virtuous interests.

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#17
I've only ever gotten one for playing football (American football, you foreign sport nerds ) as a kid. And even then, it wasn't for a game, they just gave one to all the players at the end of the season or whatever it was.

If I ever participated in anything that resulted in a trophy or ribbon, I placed in it. But to be fair, that only accounts for like 5 events.
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Oh wait no I remember at boarding school they handed out personalised "awards" praising our more virtuous interests.

fuckin sham I tell ya


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#19
There was even "participation prizes" when I was back in school. They were called "2nd place".
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You're just teaching little kids that they can achieve some kind of status without putting in any real effort.
i'm just going to go ahead and say the thing I was actually thinking about when I made this thread which is that kids can tell the difference between winning and losing and all praise for participation actually teaches them is that all praise is dishonest
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#23
I've got a university diploma if that counts

It counts for fuck all else
#24
A Baby Boomer's participation trophy is also known as their pension.
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#25
I got a participation medal when I was a kid for some sport/quiz event at school and it upset me endlessly. My parents felt bad and offered to buy me a trophy and it was then I knew: I'm a homosexual.
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Actually i got one for a skiing race one time. It said something like "We award this prize to Gorky for and EXCELLENT RESULT in the race". Obviously i knew that the first 3 places got a prize that said "for 1st" and 2nd and so on place, so i was actually kinda insulted. In the end i think i threw it away.

Tbh, its kinda embarassing getting one.
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#27
I'm 48 and I played baseball for one year when I was a kid we won a game or two but that was it it was the entry level PeeWee leagues at the end of the season I got a small trophy I remember thinking why did I get a trophy? But I was 7 years old so I didn't worry too much about it and was glad I had a trophy until my older brother spilled the beans that my mom had paid for it at that point I felt insulted it lost all meaning to me. I couldn't tell you what ever happened to it.

It was an option for the parents of all the kids to purchase one this only pertained to the PeeWee the regular Little League teams still had to earn one at that point.

I suppose that was the beginning of participation trophies way back in '77.
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#28
When I was in Tae Kwon Do and did well in the kata competitions for tournaments and actually won, it was a big thing. For little kids, it might be nice, but as they get older, losing sucks and doesn't get better because you showed up.
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#29
sometimes. but it was always weak shit (eg certificate/badge) compared to the winner stuff. it was kinda justified most of the time because on something like sports days, they'd be taking the whole class out to a proper sports centre/arena when everyone rather just chill in school so you kinda had to give something to everyone recognising the effort. plus there was that whole thing during teens of some people being enthusiastic but crap at stuff and some people being great at stuff but didn't really care and it was kinda shitty if the enthusiastic people didn't get something because those events wouldn't be fun without them. a lot of events/clubs were just happy people were turning up and wanted to encourage attendance from more than the handful of people really good at the thing.


on another note, up until we were all in our early teens, everyone in our house got a present on someone's birthday. birthday person just got more gifts really.
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#30
I never got one
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#33
Only time I can remember ever getting a participation badge was when I used to do swimming competitions. I think I was maybe 10 years old.

They basically had bronze silver and gold go to the top 3 in each event, and then everyone else gets a "merit" badge for trying, provided you didn't place in the top 3 in any event.

The weird thing was that if you come third in one event and 4th in all the others, you go home with one bronze medal. If you come 4th in 8 events, you get 8 merit badges. So it didn't make sense.
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#35
I received them and threw them out right after because they're meaningless. I've never been convinced by the whole participation awards make people entitled, soft, etc. etc. It really doesn't give kids enough credit for how smart and intuitive they really are. Most people I knew growing up also knew the participation awards were bullshit, we still wanted to win a real prize, place on the podium, etc.

I don't think they're really that beneficial either. The whole concept seems to be in place to assuage the guilt and fears of parents more than anything.


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The whole concept seems to be in place to assuage the guilt and fears of parents more than anything.

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Participation awards were created to appease millennials' baby boomer parents, not millennials themselves.
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#38
When I was 15 I won a marksman's competition when I was an Army Cadet. I got this dope compass as a prize.

I lost it not long after
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A Baby Boomer's participation trophy is also known as their pension.


not all baby boomers get pensions. i'm a boomer and i assure you that not only won't i get a pension but i'll probably have to work until i drop. looking forward to my last career as wahlmart greeter  
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^ Yeah you need to watch you don't play generation wars because that's what they want... divide and conquer.

I don't have much time for (older) people poking fun at millennials- apparently you're responsible for when you're born? - but at the same time I don't have any time for millennials acting like older people had it easy either, because not all did (or maybe none did).
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