In the Mass Effect universe, various awards are given to recognize the achievements and contributions of individuals or groups in fields such as military service, science, and art and culture.
|Galactic Unit Citation||The highest honor that can be awarded to a military unit, it recognizes gallantry above and beyond that of the Palladium Star.||24th Fighter Group of the Citadel Fleet|
|Nova Cluster||An award bestowed by the Turian Hierarchy.||Ashley Williams (if she did not survive Virmire)|
|Palladium Star||An award recognizing gallantry in battle.||All Citadel Fleet and Fifth Fleet units who fought in the Battle of the Citadel|
|Silver Dagger||An award bestowed by the Salarian Union.||Ashley Williams (if she did not survive Virmire)|
|Star of Sur'Kesh||An award bestowed by the Salarian Union.||Captain Kirrahe (if he survived Virmire)|
|Star of Terra||An award bestowed by the Systems Alliance, it recognizes courageous and distinguished service that is above and beyond the call of duty. Recipients of this medal are regarded as heroes of humanity.||Commander Shepard (with War Hero background)|
|Hitara Prize for Biology||A galactic-level award recognizing scientific excellence in the field of biology.||An Earth science team|
Art and culture Edit
|Best Choreography||An award bestowed by the Galactic Video Music Awards.||Skinsuit for "Mix It"|
|Best New Artist||An award bestowed by the Galactic Video Music Awards.||Domino Masque|
|Video of the Year||An award bestowed by the Galactic Video Music Awards.||Varrencage for "Let It Up, Let It Out"|
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