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    Capital letters in a plaque

    Dear friends,

    The following is the wording that will be engraved in a plaque:


    Seedling of the Year 2010
    Awarded to
    Pushpa Suresh
    For
    Bob Carran

    Now, to explain: Pushpa Suresh is the name of the recipient of the award Seedling of the year 2010, and Bob Carran is the name of the bloom for which Pushpa Suresh has received the award.

    My questions:

    Should "Awarded to" be written with the capital letter, or not?
    Should "Awarded to" be followed by ":"?
    The same question for the word "For".
    Is it necessary to somehow distinguish the name of the bloom from the name of the person? Some people sugested " ", but it seems for me that quotes are not appropriate for this purpose.

    Thank you very much!

    Nina

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    Re: Capital letters in a plaque

    Seedling of the Year 2010
    Awarded to
    Pushpa Suresh
    For
    Bob Carran

    Nina.
    There are no definite rules for setting type for a plaque, but it would be best if you could get somebody with experience in graphic design, typography or printing to give you some advice. There are so many possible ways to set the type that it is difficult to advise you in a short response.
    However:
    I would start "Awarded" with a capital A. I would probably not give "to" a capital T, and would not give "for" a capital F. But if you think it looks better then capitalise them both, not just one.
    I would not put colons (:) after "Awarded to" or "for".
    Perhaps the words "Pushpa Suresh" could be set in slightly larger type than "Awarded to/for".
    I definitely agree that quote marks (") would not be suitable for the bloom name. It might be worthwhile seeing how "Bob Carran" looks in italics (Bob Carran). Italics are often used for the names and titles of things in print and it would be an effective way of indicating this on the plaque. Depending on the font used, italics can also look quite elegant, which may add something to the overall effect.
    I hope this is of some help.

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    Re: Capital letters in a plaque

    How about:

    Seedling of the Year 2010
    Bob Carran
    Awarded to
    Pushpa Suresh

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