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Crazy Cabling Contest Winners

- March 28, 2011 - 6 Comments

So, we have some winners for our Crazy Cabling Contest. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to submit an entry and took the time to vote. It was a hard-fought battle, but here are the victors:

First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

So, we promised to keep the actual winner anonymous, but we will be contacting you in the next few days to get you your prizes.

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  1. I think that patch panel hanging from above makes the first one a little crazier then the second. but the second is more visually "busy" Wow, makes me feel better about my crazy cables :)

    • I see what you mean, and you're right. The second pic has a worse case of spaghetti (cabling) though, which is what the contest is about if I'm not mistaken ;)

  2. I agree with Ziyad, the second pic is much worse, I think that it deserved the first place.

  3. The second image is much more worse than the first one which at least has bundles!

    • Agree with you the second pic is the worst.....seems people there not recognize Cable Management term !!:)

  4. Well to my own observation the first position is deserved to be winner, becouse the how the connection show is the real crazy cabling connection.all I want to say is hip! Hip!! Hurray!!! To the winner.