mention-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: giving a reference or citation of something

Commentary: MENTION[+event][+speech_act][+reference]

She made no mention of the incident at dinner.
The article included a mention of John's earlier work on the semantics of verbs.
The children's eyes lit up at the mention of chocolate.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: an award or acknowledgment of achievement

Commentary: MENTION[+event][+acknowledgment][+official][+for_achievement]

He won honorable mention in the poetry contest.
They received special mention for valor and were awarded a medal.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3