Create a free printable certificate of participation template for participation in events, programs, meetings, competitions, or educational courses. You can customize all the templates without downloading any software! You just type in the text before you print to create a professional award certificate. Add a logo or image.

A sample of the certificates of participation that you can create on this site.

Some of the templates include a company logo that you can upload. Even if a logo does not appear on the template, you select you can still add it.

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Gold ornate certificate border with a red and gold award ribbon

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Intricate gold border with a red award ribbon

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Blue border with triangles in shades of blue on either side of the certificate

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Certificate of participation with a blue background and a blue ribbon on the top left corner

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three grey stripes on top left corner

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Certificate of participation template free

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Red patterns on either side of the template

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Blue wavy pattern on the top and bottom of the award certificate

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Certificate of Participation in shades of blue

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This is a sample certificate of participation template with a logo on it. However, please note that even if there is no sample logo, you can still add a logo to any award template on this page.

Participation certificate with a comapny logo

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award for participants for black border


A participation certificate is also a perfect solution if you want to award each participant and not only those who excelled. If, for example, you give the top students a certificate of excellence you can give all other participants a certificate of participation award. This ensures that every person receives some recognition.


How do I create a workshop participation certificate?

Select any design from the selection of templates above. Add the name of the participant in the first line. Next, add “for participating in the X workshop” with short details about the workshop. Add the date the workshop took place.

How do I create a certificate without a name?

When creating a printable certificate of participation award for a large number of participants you may not want to include each person’s name. It simply complicates the production and distribution and you might not even know who is going to participate ahead of time. You can adapt the award template so that it does not include the participant’s name. To do so, open the certificate maker. Select any template. Delete the line that relates to the person’s name (i.e. to). Please note that the templates above might be less relevant since the word “to” is not removable in each design. However, the certificate maker is totally flexible and will enable you to do this easily.

How to add your Logo

It is very easy to add your logo before you print. Click on the image icon and select the file with your logo. Move it to wherever it should appear.

What is the correct format for a certificate of participation?

It really depends on the purpose or the event. If it is for a conference, workshop, or for school you might need it to be more formal. An event certificate will depend on how formal the event is. However, if it is for a fun activity such as a parent participation award, it can be fun and less formal. Select the certificate design that best suits your purpose.

How do I make a letter of participation template?

Some people might require a proof of participation letter. To create one, select one of the templates above (one of the versions with a button under it and not the PDF version). Delete the certificate border. This will create more of a letter style.

Can I change the wording?

Yes, each template has sample text with wording that will suit most circumstances. However, in the event that you want to make changes, you can edit all text. If you want to change the titles and sample text, then select a template with a button under it. Those designs are more flexible than the PDF versions and all text can be edited.

Can I add images?

The templates with a button under them have an option to add an image. You can also add an image to certificate templates created with our free online certificate maker. An image is useful to add a company logo or a related photo or image. For example, if you are creating a walkathon temple, you can add a photo from a previous event or a photo of someone walking.

Can I use these templates for participation in sports events?

Yes, you can. However, you might prefer to check out our sports awards for more specific themes. For example, if you need a football participation award then you might prefer to use a football award certificate. If you are looking for an award for participation in a swim event, then you might prefer our swimming certificates.

Can I use these templates to encourage participation?

Sometimes, we need to encourage people to do something that they might not necessarily do. A good example is getting parents to be more involved. One way to do this is to award them a parent participation award for minimal participation. This might encourage them to be more involved in the future. It also might set a good example for those parents who are less involved.

Didn’t find what you are looking for?

If you are looking for a different design, try our certificate templates that you can customize with your own text (including the title). You can use them for any purpose to create the perfect award for your needs. You can change the certificate layout since every element in these templates can be edited.

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