There are occasions when a lack of edits is interpreted as a reward - an approval - of creative content.
But this is rare, in part because editors are paid to manage creatives and they need to justify their pay check with notes, comments, observations, opinions - all a necessary sub-strata of managing creativity.
And this means that not making edits, changes, suggestions doesn't count as a reward. It's just a matter of managing workflow - nothing more.
So what counts as rewarding creativity?
Sometimes it's awards from those outside the organization but in the same industry - a peer acknowledgement.
But inside the organization it often comes down to metrics - measures of utility, effectiveness, efficiency, or even just making the boss happy (because when the boss is happy, even under-performing creative work can find acceptance - from the boss and therefore everyone else who has the same boss).
But is this all there is? Are these the only options to reward creativity?