Less Frequently Asked Questions
What are the award categories and prizes?
1.) Best Conversation
2.) Best Conversationalist
The winner will receive the Best Conversationalist Award, $500, and an invitation to appear on the Intellectual Explorers Podcast, Two for Tea, and This is 42's Guide To Find Meaning. Honorable mentions each receive $100.
Can I have multiple conversations?
Please do; every conversation will be entered into the competition.
Could I win multiple awards?
Sure, that’s possible.
Where can I find someone to converse with?
These are some places you can share you conversation proposals, and look for pen pals:
Letter: Letter in a Bottle pag
Or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help.
How will the winners be selected?
Conversations that are both difficult and productive will have the best chance at success. A productive conversation guides the participants and readers closer to the truth.
We do not, however, have a formal judging criteria. We'll be leaning on our judges to explain their thoughts and decisions as the competition unfolds.
I know the perfect conversation for this competition!
That’s not a question, but I like your enthusiasm! Propose the conversation publicly, and if it transpires you'll be entered into a draw to win $250 plus a copy of How to Have Impossible Conversations.
Tweet proposals like this:
"I'd love to see a conversation between @Person1 and @Person2 about #Topic on letter.wiki #ImpossibleConversations”
How can I have better conversations?
We're hoping you can help answer that question. These are some resources you may find useful:
Article: Hippocratic Oath for the Culture War
Podcast & TED talks: Dialogue And Exchange
Who is organising this competition?