honorable mention


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honorable mention

A recognition or citation of merit given to a contestant, exhibition, entry, etc., in a competition despite that person or thing not being awarded a prize or top honor. Primarily heard in US. My short story did not win a top place in the writing competition, but being given an honorable mention still gives me great pride.
See also: mention
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Jayne DeRogatis of Basking Ridge, Ridge High School, honorable mention
Tailgater's Grill, Clinton; honorable mention, Clinton Gourmet and Old Timer Restaurant, both in Clinton.
Group VI -- No award; Honorable Mention -- New York City
The Web site received an honorable mention for news coverage.
Lyons at New Rochelle High School; honorable mention to Josie Garthwaite, Lagunitas, California, a student at Marin Ballet.
Honorable Mention, Customer Service Experience High Volume - Tampa Division
Hannah Verbanac, Erie County Dairy Princess, from Cambridge Springs, the daughter of Daniel and Megan Verbanac, honorable mention in the speech competition;
Honorable mention was given to Justine Bird, Mary Claire Brenner, Emily LaValley, Lacey London, Chelsa McDonnell, Taylor Nowlin, Kristin Oenning, Whitney Pitman, Hilary Sharpe and Emily Wheeler.
HONORABLE MENTION FOR ILLUSTRATOR--The Changing Car by Whitney Weber, Florissant, MO.
Kuhl earned an honorable mention for her July 2004 column, "My First 'Letter,'" in which she related writing a letter to the editor of United Airlines' Hemispheres magazine.
Atlantic Terminal Retail received Honorable Mention for Unique Economic Impact (Fort Greene).
The Senior Division (ages 18 to 30) award winners include Robert Henry, 28, Unites States, who won the grand prize of $10,000 plus a Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) debut; Li Wang, 28, Canada, who won the $5,000 second prize; Young-Ah Tak, 22, Korea, who won the $3,000 third prize; and Ran Dank, 20, Israel, and Oxana Mikhailoff, 30, Russia, who each won honorable mentions, receiving a $2,000 cash award.
Breyers Natural Vanilla, for example, has 240 calories and six grams of fat, just three of them saturated, which gets it an Honorable Mention.
Earlysia Marchbanks of Oregon State was an all-conference pick, OSU's Patricia Bright made the all-defensive team and their teammate Ali Gibson was both honorable mention all-conference and all-freshman.