WORSHIP THE EMAIL
To find this year’s most perfect electronic mail message.
For thousands of years, man has used electronic mail to intercommunicate, woo, build communities, topple businesses & civilizations, embezzle money, spread worms, distribute cluttered, broken links to discontinued Orscheln products, feed infants, set climate control, confirm identities, check bank account statuses, and lie to exhausted, slightly-conceited, and newly self-published professors. That’s right — These Trillions of simple digijewels have (insecurely, for the most part) purveyed every single possible category of human communication, and it’s still growing strong.
In fact, this trusty ole’ protocol of ours has been almost bizarrely present in headlines these past twelve months - search our for “email” and you’ll quickly turn up words from , The Nieman Lab’s , and with Recode’s indelible Peter Kafka - and that’s just the recent meta stuff!
Of course, Secretary Clinton’s name became forever associated with emails in the American psyche thanks to Cool Email Future for months., and the thorough, academic parsing of archives released because of other oopsies has even into the nuances of the way we work, while I have been howling my evangelism for a
Suffice it to say… we love email and rely on it internally and externally to platform the exploration of a Better Future for digital media, and - though we enjoy - we’ve wanted to host our own annual contest to determine the best single email message of the year, and have begun preparations for our first event to be held just a week or two into next year.
Right now, things are casual - we’ve begun taking submissions via (which you can find again/recommend to a friend using bit.ly/niceemail and/or extratone.com/nice.)
Your participation in this contest is anticipated and easy!
There are just two restrictions on your (as of yet, unlimited # of) submissions.
Submissions must be messages (direct link to online version, forwarded message to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by screenshot including sender and receiver information posted and marked in our ) that were originally received by an email account in the submittor’s possession.
Submitted emails must have been sent and received within the 2017 calendar year.
Categories, criteria, and possible physical awards shall be determined as we go, but for now - please submit an email if you find it at all noteworthy. If the volume of submissions should become unmanageable, we’ll let you know, and we’ll have more details coming as the end of the year draws near.