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40 Bizarre Awards, Medals and Trophies

— December 13, 2008 — Unique
College football fans are waiting with bated breath as the race for the Heisman Trophy is awarded today. While you're waiting to see who will earn the top honor between Florida's Tim Tebow, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford or Texas' Colt McCoy, check out some of the other bizarre trophies, honors and prizes that are awarded annually that receive far less fanfare than the Heisman Trophy.

For example, did you know that there are annual awards for Best Underwear, Best Celebrity Outfit and Best Toilet? And that military-style medals also exist for gamers who survive the Console War?

Some of the awards, prizes and trophies in the cluster below are dead serious, while others are just meant for fun. Whether you're sitting on pins and needles waiting for the Heisman Trophy results or just looking for a trophy head for your home that doesn't involve hunting, this collection won't disappoint.
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Pulitzer Prizes for Bloggers
Pulitzer Prizes for Bloggers
Online Journalism Officially Vetted
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Student Ad Contests
Student Ad Contests
Commercial Pitch Offers $15,000 Prize
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Scholarships for College Bloggers
Scholarships for College Bloggers
$10,000 Award for Online Writing
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Platforms for Creative Discovery
Platforms for Creative Discovery
Mango Fashion Awards 2008
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Prizes That Include Security Guards
Prizes That Include Security Guards
24K Gold Plated Bicycles
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Gamer Survival Rewards
Gamer Survival Rewards
Supermandolini Medals for 'Console War' Veterans
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Blooker Prize for Bloggers
Blooker Prize for Bloggers
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Awarding Unauthorized Ads
Awarding Unauthorized Ads
Fake, Naughty JC Penney Ad Gets Cannes Award
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Viral Video Awards
Viral Video Awards
The Short Film Festival Berlin
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High-Profile Art Awards
High-Profile Art Awards
Turner Prize Nominees Announced
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Multi Million Dollar 'X Prize' For Automobile Industry
Multi Million Dollar 'X Prize' For Automobile Industry
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Prized Poop
Prized Poop
Vanillin Wins Ig Nobel Chem Prize
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Celebs Attempting Viral
Celebs Attempting Viral
Will Ferrell Offers Shark as Contest Prize
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Military Chic Accessories
Military Chic Accessories
AMT 'Medal of Honor'
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Trophy Tableware by Emiko Oki: Plates in Disguise
Trophy Tableware by Emiko Oki: Plates in Disguise
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Graffiti Wall Awards
Graffiti Wall Awards
Guerrilla PR for Bamboo
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Award-Winning PSAs
Award-Winning PSAs
Animated Amnesty International "Signatures"
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Popsicles With Hidden Prizes
Popsicles With Hidden Prizes
Frozen iPods
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Trophy Ring
Trophy Ring
Knotch Up Your Score With This Anti-Engagement Ring
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Animal Bums for Your Wall
Animal Bums for Your Wall
Trophy Hangers
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Bizarre Science Awards
Bizarre Science Awards
The Ig Nobel Prize Goes to Diet Coke Spermicide
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Swiss Glacial Acrylic Animal Trophies
Swiss Glacial Acrylic Animal Trophies
Plastidermy
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Toys For Pigs
Toys For Pigs
D2B Award Winning Design
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Lookout Design
Lookout Design
Award Winning Wooden Lookout in Norway
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Ceramic Briefcases
Ceramic Briefcases
iF Award Winner by Stasinopoulos
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Sports Awards Fashion
Sports Awards Fashion
ESPY Awards Celebrity Outfits
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Posthumous Honors
Posthumous Honors
Heath Ledger Gets Chauvel Award
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Fake Taxidermy Part IV
Fake Taxidermy Part IV
Blow-Up Moose Trophy
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Award Winning Underwear
Award Winning Underwear
2008 Best Undies Awards
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Felt Animal Trophies
Felt Animal Trophies
Feltidermy
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Turbodiesel Trophy Trucks
Turbodiesel Trophy Trucks
The 2008 VW Touareg Baja Racer
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"Best Toilet" Awards
"Best Toilet" Awards
Nashville's Hermitage Hotel Wins 2008 Honor
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8
Wooden Taxidermy
Wooden Taxidermy
Vlaemsch Plywood Trophies
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Awards for Innovative Package Design
Awards for Innovative Package Design
The 2008 Pentawards
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Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie Nominated for Most Talked About Award
Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie Nominated for Most Talked About Award
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Funky Futuristic Eye Glasses
Funky Futuristic Eye Glasses
Opus Design Award Winners
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Competitive People Painting
Competitive People Painting
World Bodypainting Asian Awards
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3
Cardboard Taxidermy
Cardboard Taxidermy
PETA-Friendly Trophy Heads
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Awarding Controversial Ads
Awarding Controversial Ads
American Apparel Dubbed Label of the Year
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1
Avant-Garde Hair Designs
Avant-Garde Hair Designs
Alex Moser Wins Austrian Hairdressing Award
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