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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Oregon State sophomore outside hitter Mary-Kate Marshall also earned an honorable mention nod, and libero Kayla Ellis was named all-freshman honorable mention.
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Samantha Hechler--scholarship recipient; Jessica Jennings, honorable mention
An honorable mention went to the Town of Addis for its sanitary system expansion and improvements project.
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Honorable Mention (tie): The Health Care Services Acquisition Record, Irving Levin Associates; and The Medical Technology Acquisition Record, Irving Levin Associates, Eleanor Meredith, publisher of both services.
Other winners of the senior division include the following: Sandro Russo, 28, Italy, third prize; and Yevgeniy Milyavskiy, 19, United States; Ruzha Semova, 27, Bulgaria; and Huihsin Tseng, 30, Taiwan, each earning honorable mentions, respectively.
The Honorable Mention awards recognize the value of humour in a church magazine and demonstrate that the Record does, too.
The September, 2001, special section on General Synod published by the Anglican Journal, received an honorable mention, as did coverage on the Web site, www.
Student artists receiving honorable mention and awards of encouragement were sent gift subscriptions and merchandise.
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Honorable Mention, Construction Experience High Volume Builders - Houston Division
Honorable Mention - Baker Butcher and Raw Love (tie)