Definition of prize-giving in English:



  • A ceremonial event at which prizes are awarded, especially one held at a school.

    ‘a school prize-giving’
    [as modifier] ‘a prize-giving ceremony’
    • ‘The rest of the time prize-giving is really for the mums.’
    • ‘Doors open to the public at 1.00 pm and the prize-giving will take place at 1.30 pm.’
    • ‘What happened to the boy wonder with the maroon jumper who barely knew how to celebrate, never mind deliver a speech at the prize-giving on the 18th green?’
    • ‘The Orange British Academy Film Awards is one of the most glamorous events in the prize-giving calendar and draws a list of top name guests.’
    • ‘She was among 10 winners selected from 3,200 entrants and was invited to a prize-giving ceremony at the National Archives in Kew this month.’
    • ‘This is the first time Scotland has hosted the prize-giving in its 15-year history, and marks a shift in attitude from a time when London was considered the UK capital of literature.’
    • ‘Three of the teams finished equal first on 2/3 and members of all the winning teams received awards at the prize-giving ceremony.’
    • ‘After the prize-giving, the festivities begin again and the dancing goes on well into the next morning until hangovers, prudence and normal life kick in.’
    • ‘The actual prize-giving was done at breakneck speed.’
    • ‘The Institute of Marketing Management this year made several awards at its annual prize-giving function.’
    • ‘And last week he was in London at a star-studded prize-giving ceremony to collect his Excellence in Cities gong.’
    • ‘All the finishers are rewarded with a chance to win one of over 30 spot prizes in the numbers draw at the prize-giving.’
    • ‘Parents leaving a school prize-giving ceremony faced a sea of yellow tickets after traffic wardens swooped during the presentation.’
    • ‘The award will be presented during a prize-giving ceremony planned for November in Berlin.’
    • ‘The winners will be announced in April at a prize-giving event at Earlsfield Library where the winning entries and some of the best runners-up will be put on display.’
    • ‘On July 26 the committee organised a prize-giving for those youngsters who had won medals for commendable sporting achievement during the festival's tennis and rugby competitions.’
    • ‘Traditionally the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has held its annual prize-giving after Hollywood's showpiece event.’
    • ‘At the annual prize-giving at the Congregational School it was stated that the eldest daughter, aged 20, had never missed Sunday school and never been late for 14 years.’
    • ‘And there was victory on the double for Colm as he also scooped the ‘Best Product’ award at the prize-giving.’
    • ‘Tonight my son's school has their annual prize-giving awards ceremony.’