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    Ironic and humorous awards

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    • Humorous literary awards

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    • List of ironic awards

    • A list of ironic, humorous, negative or anti-awards and mock prizes. ... Read »


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    • Académie de la Carpette anglaise


    • Bald Archy Prize

    • The Bald Archy is an Australian art prize, a parody of the Archibald Prize, an important portraiture award. It usually includes cartoons or humorous works making fun of Australian celebrities. It is judged by Maude, a cockatoo. It began in 1994 at the Coolac Festival of Fun, in the tiny town of Coolac near Gundagai, Ne ... Read »


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    • Barbara Dex Award

    • The Barbara Dex Award is an annual fan award for the "worst dressed" artist in the Eurovision Song Contest. It is named after Barbara Dex, who represented Belgium in the 1993 contest, and was awarded by the fansite House of Eurovision from 1997 to 2016, and by another fansite, Songfestival.be, since 2017. ... Read »


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    • Bent Spoon Award

    • The Bent Spoon Award is an award given by Australian Skeptics, "presented to the perpetrator of the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudoscientific piffle". The award is named as allusion to the practice of spoon bending by supposed psychics. Australian Skeptics facetiously describes the trophy as a piece of ... Read »


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    • Bidone d'oro


    • Big Brother Awards

    • The Big Brother Awards (BBAs) recognize "the government and private sector organizations ... which have done the most to threaten personal privacy". They are named after the George Orwell character Big Brother from the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. They are awarded yearly to authorities, companies, organizations, and per ... Read »


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    • Big Brother Awards (Australia)

    • Note: The Big Brother Awards have no relationship to the Big Brother TV programme. Since 1998, over 50 Big Brother Awards ceremonies have been held in 16 countries. They are presented around the world by the national members and affiliated organisations of Privacy International to corporations, public officials an ... Read »


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    • Big Brother Awards (Finland)

    • The Big Brother Awards in Finland is the version of the international Privacy International's Big Brother Awards by Electronic Frontier Finland. The purpose of the Big Brother Awards is to draw attention to the violations of privacy that have occurred in society. In year 2008 there were awards in three categories: pers ... Read »


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    • Big Brother Awards (United Kingdom)

    • The Big Brother Awards (the Winston Awards) for the United Kingdom A single Big Brother award was won by New Labour. The 2003 awards went to: The 2002 awards went to: The 2000 awards were made on 4 December and went to: The 1998 awards went to: ... Read »


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    • Booby prize

    • A booby prize is a joke prize usually given in recognition of a terrible performance or last-place finish. A person who finishes last, for example, may receive a booby prize such as a worthless coin. Booby prizes are sometimes jokingly coveted as an object of pride. Booby prizes may also be given as consolation prizes ... Read »


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    • Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year


    • Bunshun Kiichigo Awards

    • Bunshun Kiichigo Awards

      The Bunshun Kiichigo Awards (文春きいちご賞 - Bunshun Kiichigo Shou), or Bunshun Raspberry Awards, is an award presented in recognition of the worst in film. It was founded in 2005 by the Japanese publication company BungeishunjÅ«, Ltd. Each year, up to 10 movies are nominated for the awar ... Read »


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    • Carbuncle Awards

    • The Carbuncle Awards are architecture prizes, given by the Scottish magazine Urban Realm, formerly Prospect, presented to buildings and areas in Scotland intermittently since 2000. They were established following a discussion about why policy initiatives to improve the quality of the built environment seemed to be hav ... Read »


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    • Carbuncle Cup

    • The Carbuncle Cup is an architecture prize, given annually by the magazine Building Design to "the ugliest building in the United Kingdom completed in the last 12 months". It is intended to be a humorous response to the prestigious Stirling Prize, given by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The Carbuncle Cup a ... Read »


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    • List of winners of the Sir Hugh Casson Award

    • The Sir Hugh Casson Award for the worst new building of the year has been awarded annually since 1982 by the 'Nooks and Corners' column of the British satirical magazine Private Eye. The name ironically honours Sir Hugh Casson. Column author Gavin Stamp explained in 2015 that "he would turn up - take a fee - for giving ... Read »


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    • Darwin Awards

    • Darwin Awards

      The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek honor, originating in Usenet newsgroup discussions around 1985. They recognize individuals who have supposedly contributed to human evolution by selecting themselves out of the gene pool via death or sterilization by their own actions. The project became more formalized with the ... Read »


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    • Doublespeak Award

    • The Doublespeak Award is an "ironic tribute to public speakers who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-centered", i.e. those who have engaged in doublespeak. It has been issued by the National Council of Teachers of English since 1974. Nominees must be American. ... Read »


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    • Douglas Wilkie Medal

    • The Douglas Wilkie Medal is an award presented to those who do the least for Australian rules football, in the best and fairest manner. An accolade presented by the Anti-Football League, it is named after Douglas Wilkie, a Sun News-Pictorial columnist who wrote for the paper during the years 1946–1986. It was Doug ... Read »


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    • Ernie Awards

    • Ernie Awards

      The Ernie Awards are Australian awards for comments deemed misogynistic. It is named after former Australian Workers' Union secretary Ernie Ecob, who was known for his misogynistic remarks. One of his best-known remarks was "Women aren't welcome in the shearing sheds. They're only after the sex," which is why there is ... Read »


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    • Filmfail Awards

    • Filmfail Awards rewards the biggest fails of Bollywood. It is constituted by a group of Mumbai-based stand-up comedians called Schitzengiggles and produced by Silly Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd. The awards will also be pay-back of sorts for critics who have had to sit through “many atrocious films round the yea ... Read »


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    • Foot in Mouth Award

    • The Foot in Mouth Award is presented each year by the Plain English Campaign for "a baffling comment by a public figure". The award was first made in 1993, when it was given to Ted Dexter, the chairman of selectors for the England cricket team. It was awarded again the following year, and, after a two-year break, annua ... Read »


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    • Ghanta Awards

    • The Ghanta Awards (sometimes abbreviated as The Ghanta) is an award presented in recognition of the worst in film in Bollywood. Founded by Prashant Rajkhowa and Karan Anshuman in 2010, the annual Ghanta Awards ceremony in Mumbai takes place about the same time as other major Bollywood awards. The term ghanta, which lit ... Read »


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    • Golden Fleece Award

    • The Golden Fleece Award (1975–1988) was a tongue-in-cheek award given to public officials in the United States for their squandering of public money, its name sardonically purloined from the actual Order of the Golden Fleece, a prestigious chivalric award created in the late-15th Century, and a play on the transit ... Read »


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    • Golden Gumboot

    • Golden Gumboot

      The Golden Gumboot is a competition between the Far North Queensland towns of Tully, Innisfail, and Babinda in Australia for the wettest town of Australia. These towns are located in the Wet Tropics and on land that was previously covered by rainforest. These areas experience some of the highest levels of rainfall in A ... Read »


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    • Golden Kela Awards

    • The Golden Kela Awards (Hindi: गोल्डन केला अवॉर्ड्स) are a satirical take on Bollywood that award the worst performances in Hindi cinema each year. Created by Random Magazine, winners are selected each year by an online poll and r ... Read »


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    • Golden Snowball Award

    • The Golden Snowball Award is an annual award presented to the city in Upstate New York that receives the most snowfall in a season. The original award was the result of a friendly competition of National Weather Service offices in Upstate. It was originally conceived after the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977. After the Ro ... Read »


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    • Ig Nobel Prize

    • The Ig Nobel Prizes are parodies of the Nobel Prizes given out each autumn for 10 unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. They have been awarded since 1991, with the stated aim to "honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think". The awards can be veiled criticism or satire, b ... Read »


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    • List of Ig Nobel Prize winners

    • This is a list of Ig Nobel Prize winners from 1991 to the present day. A parody of the Nobel Prizes, the Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded each year in mid-September, around the time the recipients of the genuine Nobel Prizes are announced, for ten achievements that "first make people laugh, and then make them think." Comme ... Read »


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    • International Obfuscated C Code Contest

    • The International Obfuscated C Code Contest (abbreviated IOCCC) is a computer programming contest for the most creatively obfuscated C code. Held annually in the years 1984-1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004-2006, and then since 2011, it is described as "celebrating [C's] syntactical opaqueness". The winning code for the 22n ... Read »


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    • It's Been a Bad Week


    • K Foundation art award

    • The 1994 K Foundation award was an award given by the K Foundation (Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty) to the "worst artist of the year". The shortlist for the £40,000 K Foundation award was identical to the shortlist for the well-established but controversial £20,000 Turner Prize for the best British contemporary ar ... Read »


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    • Lanterne rouge

    • Lanterne rouge

      The lanterne rouge is the competitor in last place in a cycling race such as the Tour de France. The phrase comes from the French for "Red Lantern" and refers to the red lantern hung on the rear vehicle of a passenger railway train or the brake van (USA caboose) of a railway freight (goods) train, which signalmen (USA ... Read »


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    • Marvel No-Prize

    • The Marvel No-Prize is a fake award given out by Marvel Comics to readers. Originally for those who spotted continuity errors in the comics, the current "No-Prizes" are given out for charitable works or other types of "meritorious service to the cause of Marveldom". As the No-Prize evolved, it was distinguished by its ... Read »


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    • Mir Jafar Awards

    • The Mir Jafar Awards were spoof awards awarded in 2007 by the Dalal Foundation, a coalition of activist groups against environmental and human rights violations, corporate crime and state repression in India. The key organisations involved were the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal and The Other Media (New D ... Read »


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    • Mirsky's Worst of the Web


    • Most Phallic Building contest

    • The World's Most Phallic Building contest was a contest held in 2003 by Cabinet magazine to find the building which most resembled a human phallus. The contest originated when writer Jonathan Ames drew the ire of Slate readers by claiming, in a diary that was later published in his book I Love You More Than You Kn ... Read »


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    • Mr. Irrelevant

    • Mr. Irrelevant is the title bestowed each year upon the last pick of the annual National Football League draft. Although the NFL Draft dates back to 1936, the first person to officially be given the "Mr. Irrelevant" title was Kelvin Kirk, pick number 487 of the 1976 draft. The current Mr. Irrelevant is cornerback Kalan ... Read »


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    • Naomi Awards

    • Naomi Awards was an award ceremony dedicated to the year's worst music acts. It was a parody of the BRIT Awards, and was run by the music channel Music Choice. They were named after supermodel Naomi Campbell, whose own 1994 single "Love and Tears" was seen by Music Choice as a supremely awful example of the genre. They ... Read »


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    • Obfuscated Perl Contest

    • The Obfuscated Perl Contest was a competition for programmers of Perl which was held annually between 1996 and 2000. Entrants to the competition aimed to write "devious, inhuman, disgusting, amusing, amazing, and bizarre Perl code". It was run by The Perl Journal and took its name from the International Obfuscated C Co ... Read »


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    • Pigasus Award

    • Pigasus Award

      The Pigasus Award is the name of an annual tongue-in-cheek award presented by noted skeptic James Randi. The award seeks to expose parapsychological, paranormal or psychic frauds that Randi has noted over the previous year. Randi usually makes his announcements of the awards from the previous year on April 1 (April Foo ... Read »


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    • Pwnie Awards

    • The Pwnie Awards recognize both excellence and incompetence in the field of information security. Winners are selected by a committee of security industry professionals from nominations collected from the information security community. The awards are presented yearly at the Black Hat Security Conference. The name ... Read »


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    • Roger Award

    • The Roger Award For The Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in New Zealand is an annual media campaign run since 1997 by two activist organisations, Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa and GATT Watchdog. The winners are chosen by a group of academics, activists, businesspeople and trade unionists. T ... Read »


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    • Salt Lick Award

    • The Salt Lick Award is an award given to Canadian manufacturers of foods that demonstrate high sodium levels. The name refers to salt licks. The award is given by the Canadian Stroke Network, the Canadian Obesity Network and the Advanced Foods and Materials Network. Some of the baby and toddler foods examined by the t ... Read »


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    • Shafta Awards (journalism)

    • The Shafta Awards are British awards given annually for "the very worst in tabloid journalism". They were established in 1987 following a Daily Star story "Princess Margaret to appear in Crossroads" by Geoff Baker and Pat Codd, in honour of which they are also known as the "Princess Margaret Awards".The Guardian wrote ... Read »


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    • Stella Awards

    • The Stella Awards are awards that were given between 2002 and 2007 to people who filed "outrageous and frivolous lawsuits". The awards were named after Stella Liebeck who, in 1992, ordered a cup of McDonald's coffee at a drive thru, put it in between her knees while sitting in the passenger seat of her grandson's stati ... Read »


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    • Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

    • Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

      The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards (formerly known as the Hastings Bad Cinema Society) was a Los Angeles-based group of film buffs and movie critics devoted to honoring the worst films of the year. The society was founded by Mike Lancaster and Ray Wright, two former ushers who met in the late 1970s at what is now the Pacif ... Read »


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    • Super League wooden spoon winners

    • Super League wooden spoon winners

      The Super League Wooden Spoon was an awarded given to the team finishing bottom of Super League at the end if the rugby league season. The spoon is awarded if there is no automatic promotion and relegation between Super League and the Championship. In the first two seasons of Super League there was automation prom ... Read »


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    • Turnip Prize

    • The Turnip Prize is a spoof UK award satirising the Tate Gallery's Turner Prize by rewarding deliberately bad modern art. It was started as a joke in 1999, but gained national media attention and inspired similar prizes. Credit is given for entries containing bad puns as titles, displaying "lack of effort" or "is it sh ... Read »


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    • Un-word of the year

    • The Un-word or Non-word of the year (German: Unwort des Jahres) is an annual publication that names a German word or word group that is considered to be the year's most offensive new or recently popularized term. A German linguists' panel chooses one term that violates human rights or infringes upon Democratic pri ... Read »


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    • List of video games notable for negative reception

    • The following video games are noted for their negative reception. They include games that won ironic and humorous awards (such as Golden Mullet Awards), games that have been named to lists of the "worst" games published by major video gaming publications or websites, and games that have received low review scores from ... Read »


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    • Wet Gunpowder Award

    • Wet Gunpowder Award

      The Wet Gunpowder Award (Persian: جایزه باروت خیس‎) is an Iranian symbolic award that according to organizers, is given to "ridiculous people whose chaffy character is evident to everyone and when this nature of theirs is accompanied with self-belief turns into an indefinite ... Read »


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    • Wooden spoon (award)

    • A wooden spoon is a spoon made from wood, usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up. Examples range from the academic to sporting and more frivolous events. The term is of British origin and has spread to other Commonwealth countries. The wooden s ... Read »


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    • World Stupidity Awards

    • The World Stupidity Awards is an award ceremony that recognizes achievement in ignorance and stupidity during the past year. The WSA was founded in 2003 by filmmaker Albert Nerenberg. The awards were sponsored by comedy festival Just for Laughs to 2007. Lewis Black, an American comedian, hosted the last three presentat ... Read »


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