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award to

To bestow something upon someone. A noun can be used between "award" and "to." Our boss awarded the promotion to Joel. The All-Star Game has been awarded to the city of Columbus.
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award something (to someone) (for something)

 and award (someone) something (for something)
to give a prize or reward to someone (for something). The committee awarded a plaque to Andy for his loyalty. They awarded prizes for efficiency to two different people.

award something to someone or something

[for a judge or other legal entity] to decide in favor of a person or group. The judge awarded the judgment to the plaintiff. The jury awarded a large sum to the smaller company.
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Poems for the Millennium was (and is) a slap in the face of the official verse mediocracy of the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, and major US prize awarders.
Professor Palmer-Cooper has been working on the project for two and a half years with the help of residents and support from Defra and a number of other sponsors and grant awarders.
Some awarders judged that the limited time available in Year 12 (the lower sixth form) to study for AS examinations could be the cause of some answers being limited in one or more ways.
Some awarders judged that the limited time available in Year 12 (lower sixth form) to study for AS examinations could be the cause of some answers being limited in one or more ways.
A recent survey showed that two thirds of the awarders reported an increase in the number of research publications in peer-reviewed journals since receipt of their award (unpublished survey report distributed on June 9, 1999 to 81 award recipients spanning 5 classes since 1993, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Generalist Faculty Scholars Program Evaluation).
It does seem surprising, however, that not one of the authors, editors, reviewers, or awarders noticed that the article is fundamentally flawed--in its data, methodology, and design.