Winner Certificate

Create a Custom Winner Certificate in Two Minutes!


Step 1

Select Border

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Step 2

Select Clipart

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Step 3

Edit Text

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Here are some sample winner certificates that you can make with our free certificate maker. You can use each winner certificate template for any purpose since all the text is customizable. It can be a first-place award, a second-place award, or any winner award you want.
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How to Customize the Certificate

You can use the template for any purpose by customizing the title and the content or wording.

To select a certificate border, click on “click here to choose a border” then select the border. There are many borders available. Some are formal and some are fun. They are also available in various colors.

Certificate borders

To select clipart, click on “click here to choose a border or ribbon” and then select the image. There is a selection of award ribbons and trophies. Some are more formal and some are less formal. You can drag the ribbons and trophies to any position.

Certificate clipart

What can these templates be used for?

You are free to use the certificates for personal use. If you put them on a website, you will need to link back to this page.

  1. School – you can use them for competitions at school. We also have award certificates with a school theme. You can give an award for first place, second place, and third place.
  2. Sports – for winning races and other sports events. We also have sports awards for specific sports.
  3. Workplace – running competitions for the most sales, most leads, etc. is a great way to increase revenue by motivating staff. Don’t forget to add your logo. To do this, click on the little picture icon to the left of the text icon.

How to Make a First Place Certificate

You can make free printable first-place awards with these templates.

  1. Follow the instructions above.
  2. Change the title to “First Place Certificate” or “1st Place Award” or any title that you want.
  3. Edit the text.

This is a sample of an award certificate you can create, but the possibilities are endless since you can select any frame, trophy or ribbon, font, etc.

winner certificate template

If you are creating a competition winner certificate, you might want to include the name of the competition in the title. You can add a logo by clicking on “Add Image”. If you don’t have access to a color printer at school, then select a black border and don’t include a ribbon.

To create a blank certificate, just delete the text. To delete the text, click on the text, and a text box will appear. On the top right-hand corner, there is a little x. Click on it to delete the text.

Please note that the certificate maker can take up to 2 minutes to open depending on your internet connection. There is a large selection of optional borders so it might take some time to load.

You can find other printable awards on this site.

Certificate Wording

Each template has suggested wording but you can use the following examples to change the wording and personalize it to meet your needs.

Contest winner certificate

This certificate has been awarded to [name] for sailing above the competition to become the winner in [competition name] held at [place] on [date].

Date ____________________

Signature ________________


[Contest Name]


This is to certify that [name] took the winning position during the [contest name] held at [place]

Date ________________________

Signature ____________________


Winner Certificate

This certificate is awarded to [name] for winning the [contest name] that took place at [location] from [date] – [date].

Awarded on _________________________

Signature ___________________________


First Place Award

This certificate has been presented to [name] for taking first place during the [year] [competition name] held at [location].

Date _____________________

Signature _________________


Certificate of Winning Competition

This certificate is presented to [name] in recognition of his/her outstanding effort in [competition name].

Date _____________________

Signature _________________

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