Dumbest Awards We've Ever Seen

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 04, 2012

Just when you think awards couldn't get any stupider, a US trade magazine, GSN, steps up the plate with the most dumbfounding video surveillance awards we have ever seen. 

While magazine/show awards typically lack a clear and fair awards process, usually they at least sound reasonable. GSN's are not even close.

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