My kids have all taken piano lessons since they were young. Their teacher has them participate in local competitions. I like these competitions because they are competing against themselves. Nathan and Rebekah recently competed at the State Music Festival. I'm so proud of both of them. Nathan got a 2+ (Excellent Plus) and Rebekah got a 1- (Superior Rating). So she got a trophy. It's a custom award that is created especially for the State Music Festival each year.
Here is her award from this year:
I don't know about your house, but if you have kids involved in sports or music, you might have lots of trophies, plaques, or awards. We've got so many now that they won't all fit on the top of the piano...or on the bookcase shelf. It's a happy problem to have - and I'm so proud of all three of my musicians.