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1    accord, adjudge, allot, apportion, assign, bestow, confer, decree, distribute, endow, gift, give, grant, hand out, present, render  
2    adjudication, allotment, bestowal, conferment, conferral, decision, decree, endowment, gift, hand-out, order, presentation, stipend  
3    bonsela     (S. Afr.)   decoration, gift, grant, prize, trophy, verdict  
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  ( awards    plural & 3rd person present)   ( awarding    present participle)   ( awarded    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   An award is a prize or certificate that a person is given for doing something well.  
oft supp N, N for n  
She presented a bravery award to schoolgirl Caroline Tucker.     
2       n-count   In law, an award is a sum of money that a court decides should be given to someone.  
...workmen's compensation awards.     
3       n-count   A pay award is an increase in pay for a particular group of workers.  
...this year's average pay award for teachers of just under 8%.     
4       verb   If someone is awarded something such as a prize or an examination mark, it is given to them.  
She was awarded the prize for both films...      be V-ed n  
For his dedication the Mayor awarded him a medal of merit.      V n n  
5       verb   To award something to someone means to decide that it will be given to that person.  
We have awarded the contract to a British shipyard...      V n to n  
A High Court judge had awarded him £6 million damages.      V n n  

An award-winning person or thing has won an award, especially an important or valuable one.      adj   ADJ n award-winning photo-journalist., ...his award-winning film.     

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award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
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