I agree it all depends on the meet and how many gymnasts attend. We have had some that only give awards for AA to 6th(medals or ribbons only), and nothing else. On the other end, we have one meet every year that is awesome for the kids. They set it up so that everyone gets at least a ribbon, even if they have to go out 18 places! It makes for a VERY LONG awards ceremony, though! My dd gets a little bit frustrated, because at most meets if you place in the top 3 you get a trophy, but it never fails, when she places in the top 3, that meet is only doing medals or ribbons! Not that a trophy is all that it's about, but they are alot more exciting than a medal or ribbon!