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What are some tips on writing a thank-you note for an award?

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Some tips on writing a thank-you note for an award are to address the appropriate audience and acknowledge the prize in the letter. In addition, send the letter as soon as possible after receiving the award. Include an expression of gratitude or appreciation.

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When writing a thank-you letter, make sure to address the correct audience. Typically, if a group or committee offered the award, it's acceptable to write one letter to the entire group. Make the letter long enough to appear eloquent, but not so long that it sounds meandering or boring.

When writing the letter, acknowledge the specifics of the award, such as a trophy or cash prize. Send the letter as soon as possible, but if the award comes in conjunction with the completion of a job, education or sporting event, wait until the end of the activity or event. Make sure the letter includes a statement of appreciation such as "I appreciate," "I am pleased" or "Thank you."

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