In addition to barnstars, there are several other awards. While barnstars are generally reserved for a long-standing pattern of excellence, the following awards are more often given to honour a specific action or event.
The Zen Garden Award for Infinite Patience may be awarded to an editor who has shown extraordinary patience in the face of toil or turmoil. This award was introduced on March 31, 2006 by ClockworkSoul.
The Exceptional Newcomer Award may be awarded to newcomers who display exceptional enthusiasm, skill, and boldness beyond their experience. This award was introduced by ClockworkSoul on November 7, 2004.
The Missing Barnstar is designed for Wikipedians who are long overdue for a Barnstar due to their efforts, if they've ever received one at all for that matter (apparently their Barnstar was missing). The Missing Barnstar was introduced by Karmafist on September 1, 2005.
This barnstar is alternatively used as an award for finding a hidden user subpage. When used in this way, it is called The Hidden Barnstar. However, this image is sometimes used instead. This different use was introduced by Penubag on June 1, 2007.
The Good Article Medal of Merit should be handed out to users who have significantly contributed to several Good Articles (A good guideline is 5 or 6), or who have made meritorious contributions to some part of the Good Article process. This award was introduced by IvoShandor on April 30, 2007 and designed by Ling.Nut.