Dump the Prizes

Written by Super User on . Posted in Ideas In Action

Contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let's get rid of them.

Writing a decent recommendation letter a prize often takes a couple of hours - and for what? The vast majority of contestants don't win anything, and even when they do, it's often shamefully small amounts of money and/or the dubious assumption that the attendant publicity will lead to bigger things.

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