Last week I got an email from work: "On behalf of the xxx, I am happy to inform you that you have been selected as our next xxxxx! Please fill out this questionnaire by answering 8-9 questions, and provide 3-4 pictures of yourself/your life, and we will ....". I don't want to be a sourpuss, but I have no interest in working late answering questions, and I *certainly* don't want to dig through photos to find stuff that is work appropriate. So I wrote back "Thanks, but I'm too busy to accept your nomination". I just found out that they moved on to my coworker, who did everything they asked, only to find out that she also needs to write an essay as to why she deserves the award. She is completely stressed out, and going to spend the rest of the night working on this thing. I feel like I dodged a bullet. Honestly, if you want to recognize someone, why make them jump through hoops for it?