List of ironic awards
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A list of ironic, humorous, negative or anti-awards and mock prizes.
Arts and entertainment
- Bad Sex in Fiction Award
- Barbara Dex Award, given annually to the "worst dressed" artist in the Eurovision Song Contest
- Bunshun Kiichigo Awards, for the worst Japanese and foreign films
- Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, for the deliberately worst written opening sentence for a (non-existent) novel
- Faux Faulkner contest, for parodying William Faulkner
- Filmfail Awards, for the biggest failures of Bollywood
- Ghanta Awards, recognizing the worst in Bollywood in various categories
- Golden Kela Awards, spotlighting the worst performances in Hindi cinema
- Golden Raspberry Awards, for the worst in American cinema
- Golden Mullet Awards, reviewers' picks for worst video games of the past year
- K Foundation art award, presented to the "worst artist of the year"
- Lyttle Lytton Contest, based on the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, but with restrictions
- Naomi Awards, dedicated to the year's worst music acts
- Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, chosen by a Los Angeles-based group of film buffs and movie critics
- Turnip Prize, for deliberately bad modern art
Language and speaking
- Académie de la Carpette anglaise, to "members of the French élite who distinguish themselves by relentlessly promoting the domination of the English language over the French language in France and in European institutions."
- Doublespeak Award, an "ironic tribute to public speakers who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-centered"
- Ernie Awards, for comments deemed misogynistic
- Foot in Mouth Award, for "a baffling comment by a public figure"
- Golden Bull Award, for organizations which use confusing and bad English
- Un-word of the year, for a German word or word group deemed to be the year's most offensive new or recently popularized term
- Word of the year, including "most unnecessary", "most outrageous", "most euphemistic", "least likely to succeed"
Science and pseudoscience
- Allergen of the Year
- Bent Spoon Award for paranormal or pseudo-scientific fraud
- Ig Nobel Prize, for questionable scientific achievements
- Pigasus Award, for paranormal fraud, presented by noted skeptic James Randi
- Bidone d'oro, for the most disappointing player in Serie A Italian football league
- Douglas Wilkie Medal, presented to those who do the least for Australian rules football
- Lanterne rouge, for the last finisher in the general classification of the Tour de France
- Mr. Irrelevant, for the last player selected in each year's NFL draft
- Wooden spoon (award), usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up
- Big Brother Awards, to recognize "the government and private sector organizations ... which have done the most to threaten personal privacy"
- Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year
- Carbuncle Cup, for bad architecture
- Darwin Awards, for removing oneself from the gene pool (i.e. killing oneself) in an unusual fashion
- Fake News Awards, created by Donald Trump to highlight news outlets he claimed were responsible for misrepresenting him or producing false reports
- Golden Fleece Award, for financial waste within the U.S. government
- Mir Jafar Awards, for environmental and human rights violations, corporate crime and state repression in India
- Pwnie Awards, recognizing both excellence and incompetence in the field of information security
- Roger Award, for the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand
- Salt Lick Award, given to Canadian manufacturers of foods that have high sodium levels
- Shafta Awards (journalism), British awards given annually for "the very worst in tabloid journalism"
- Stella Awards, now defunct, for frivolous lawsuits
- Wet Gunpowder Award, given to "someone who is against the Islamic Revolution" and who "against their own wishes, performs a service to the revolution."