Opposite words for award:
resume, draw, tie, deadlock, deny, stalemate, retain, standoff, appropriate, refuse, withhold, halt, confiscate, seize.
Usage samples:
  1. When this award was announced there was much dissatisfaction with it among the miners.
    "A History of Trade Unionism in the United States", Selig Perlman.
  2. New York: Award Books.
    "How and When to Be Your Own Doctor", Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon.
  3. History must nevertheless award that he was the most zealous, the most indefatigable, and the most influential of those who freely gave their talents and their wealth to the cause of American colonization.
    "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.
  4. But Tig languished; sank, sank, day by day, and was kept alive only by the conviction that the letter announcing the award of the thousand- dollar prize would presently come to him.
    "The Shape of Fear", Elia W. Peattie.