Ceremony and Origin

Motif Awards Ceremony & Origin

The Motif Award Medal of Honor is an international award widely regarded as the “Official Global Recognition & World’s Highest Honor For Child Advocacy.” The Motif Awards ceremony is considered as one of the most legendary events in the world; honoring distinguished achievements from professional entities and individuals specifically and exclusively serving the needs of youth worldwide.

The Motif Award was established to acknowledge and honor the many individuals whose imagination, talents, dreams, and work have created systemic positive impact in the lives of youth globally. The honor is awarded during a special private ceremony held annually at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. The Motif is chosen by a selection committee charged with screening entries and delivering written recommendations to the Motif’s Board of Governors, panel of scholars, and youth advocate professionals. Each entrant is reviewed on its own merit, initiative, and involvement in youth community projects. Only unanimously selected programs and participants receive Motif Award. Each year, new honorees will join this celebrated group so that we may always remember the gifts of those people who know the elements of impacting the lives of youth authentically.

Motif Philosophy

Motif – “is an important idea or subject” that is repeated throughout a book, story, etc.
The Motif award has four distinct elements that characterize the contributions made by each talented recipient.
The Head—stands for education, the empowerment of progressive thinking.
The Arms –stands for engagement, the foundation of success
The Legs – stands for expansion, the ability to grow beyond limitations.

Motif Awards Attire

Gentlemen are required to wear black tie and tux, while ladies should be dressed in an evening gown.

Motif Laureates “Awarded for the Greatest Benefit to Advocates”

A person or organization awarded the Motif Award is called Motif Laureate. The word “laureate” refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In Ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honor.

Motif Award Recipients

Mark Twain stated “The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding their capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn’t detect.” Very special people that have been identified in the fields of education, philanthropic work, and innovative socialization — that dare to imagine and design frameworks that remove the limits and develop the skill and persistence to create those new dreams and worlds for the youth of today.

Motif Awards Sub Categories:

Administration | Animation | Arts | Attractions |

Consumer Products | Education | Family | Film

Health | Imagineering | Music | Parks & Resorts

Philanthropy | Publishing | Sports | Technology | Television

Origin of Motif Award
Liz de Clifford, Motif Queen Laureate

The Motif Award is a bronze medal coin & trophy representing the physical design of human kind with a clear face of the youth that are unseen but have demonstrated elements of progressive success and empowerment through educational enlightenment. For many years Liz de Clifford has shown unwavering support to the Motif Awards, intimately sharing her personal life’s journey and the impacts that life has taught her. Because of her transparency and willingness to be vulnerable; it has brought positive long term impact to many across the world. The memory of that little girl from London is so relatable by so many and will live in our hearts forever. In honoring her story, life, and legacy the medallion of recognition, known to all as the Motif Awards’ symbol is named Liz de Clifford, known to all as Queen Laureate of the Motif Awards.