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5 Free Award Certificate Templates and Generators

Fundraiser Award Certificate

Everyone loves to receive recognition for their accomplishments, so here are a few free templates and resources that you can utilize to create an award certificate: Free award certificate builder

Choose from among their various templates and create your custom award certificate. Customized certificates can be created in under one minute and are immediately available to download as a PDF and print. No sign-up or membership required to build or download.

Banner Bear: Free online certificate generator

In addition to offering a free award certificate generator, Banner Bear also offers an API (not free) that you can use to directly integrate award certificate generation into your website. No sign-up is required to create and download a certificate, but certificates can only be signed online with pre-filled signatures.

DID YOU KNOW? is a free platform that schools can use to run activity-based fundraisers, like Read-A-Thons

Coast: Online certificate maker

Another free certificate maker. Templates available for Employee of the Month, Certificate of Appreciate, and others. Coast also offers a workplace communication, scheduling, and paperwork management platform for a cost, but no sign-up is required to create and download a certificate.

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Microsoft Create: Certificate design templates

Download award certificate templates that are editable in Microsoft Word or Powerpoint. They offer templates for awards and gift certificates that can be used for many occasions, including birthdays, holidays, and more. No sign-up required to download template, but you will need a Microsoft account or Office suite to edit them.

NEWS TO ME! includes leaderboards and inspirational messages to keep students motivated and involved in your fundraiser

Adobe Express: Flash-based certificate maker

Create ornate award certificates using Adobe’s eye-catching design templates and builder. Adobe requires accepting their terms of service and creating an account to download and they offer a 30-day free trial to access their premium templates.


  • Muse Printables: Requires sign-up to download and free certificates include watermark
  • Vecteezy: Requires sign-up and limited free templates available
  • Fotor: Requires sign-up and limited free templates available
  • Canva: Some free templates are available, but requires sign-up to download
  • Craft My PDF: Free to use and download with limited templates available


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