Why only medals not trophies?

This year's Nobel Prize has now been awarded to their recipients.

However, I notice the prize are all medals. Why are they all medals? Why can't they be trophies instead?

Even the prestigious World Cup is in the form of a cup. Even the prestigious Academy Awards are in the form of trophies.

Even the Golden Globe Awards are also in the form of a plaque. So why can't the prestigious Nobel Prize be a plaque or a cup?

1 Answer

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    And what do they give out at the Olympics? That would be medals. Not to mention the Nobel Prize predated the awards that you listed. And the prize is not just medals. The is the gold medal, a diploma, and a monetary award. In 2020, the Nobel Prize monetary award is 10,000,000 SEK, or US$1,145,000, or €968,000, or £880,000.

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