The awards and recognitions list can be filtered for a few different reasons. One is to narrow down the list by category to find specific records. Another is to give you a count of awards and recognitions, based on your selected criteria.
As an example, if you wanted to know how may of your awards are for volunteer excellence, you could select "Volunteer Excellence" from the Filter Recognitions by Category drop-down list. Click the "Filter List" button. You can see the total records label above the list has changed and now gives you a total count of all the awards and recognitions that are categorized as volunteer excellence.
To get to started, select Constituents (CRM) > Awards and Recognitions - from the main menu on the left side of the screen.
To filter the awards and recognitions list choose a Filter Recognitions by Category, category, then click the "Filter List" button.
This will filter the list by the category you choose.  
To cancel the filter simply click the "Cancel" button.
If you wish to search by a recognition name instead of by category simply type the recognition name into the search box and select the "Search" button.
This will return all the results that match the name you searched for. In addition, you will also see that the list will give you a count of all the records that match your selected criteria.