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Too many prizes

Britain has gone awards-mad. Maybe I'll finally win one now

By Andrew Martin   June 2008

The strangest cultural development of recent years has been the growth in the giving and receiving of awards across all areas of endeavour. There has been very little critical coverage of this, presumably because most of the publications that might provide such coverage run awards of their own.

I tried to locate some sort of overview by means of an internet search, but my keywords were not up to the job. “Culture of award-giving” yielded only numerous awards for culture. “The giving of awards” threw up “The Giving Nation Awards.” “The growth in awards” produced “The Fast Growth Business awards”…

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