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Taken from www.stevieawards.com...
The Stevie Award
Stevie is taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek
R.S. Owens, the same company that makes the Oscar�, Emmy, and Clio Awards, has designed the StevieTM, the trophy of The American Business AwardsSM.
Stevie is approximately 16 inches tall, and is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold.
The crystal pyramid held aloft by Stevie represents the hierarchy of human needs, a system often represented as a pyramid that was developed in the 1960s by psychologist Abraham Maslow, who observed that after their basic needs are met, human beings seek the esteem of their peers.