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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* Honorable Mention: Workforce Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
The Web site received an honorable mention for news coverage.
Honorable Mention Bear at Bird Feeder in Lewey Lake Anthony S.
All winners plus honorable mentions received a one-year membership.
The latter's work also earned an honorable mention from the state association as reporter of the year among Illinois community college journalists.
Honorable Mention: Little Insect Project (Vanessa Wang, American High School, Fremont, California, USA)
Hilliard of Pennington, Hopewell Valley Central High School, honorable mention
From left are Christina Favreau, director of Academic Programs; Adam Becotte of Winchendon, second place; Tiffany Cunningham of Gardner, honorable mention; Dana Symonds of Templeton, first place; Scott Batchelder of Gardner, third place; Patty Upshaw of Petersham, honorable mention, and English teachers Samantha McGuane and Kirsten Aubuchon.
There were two winners for the LED retrofit kit category: OSRAM Sylvania won for its ULTRA RT6 Gimbal and Lighting Science Group received an honorable mention for its Glimpse.
The Leagues' communications and marketing department received a gold award for the 2010 AMC campaign and an honorable mention for its 1-2 Punch campaign.
MTNA was also represented by three students who received honorable mention awards, which carry a $250 cash award and considered the top 5 percent of all applicants nationwide.
Rhodes also won second place for government beat reporting and an honorable mention for original column.