The National Consumer Instructions Awards


We have great pleasure in announcing this year's winners of the National Consumer Instructions Awards. The prize is given each year for instructions, troubleshooting guides and leaflets which are confusing, badly translated or just plain weird. This year there were more entries than ever before and the judges had a hard time whittling it down to the final selection. So, without further ado, the winners are...

Bronze Award


Silver Award


Gold Award




Taken from The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2018

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