Beat Bureaucracy

The Beat Bureaucracy contest: win our annual Franzie award 

Every year we award a Franzie to the best contribution to this website. The award is named after the patron saint of bureaucracy bashers, the Czech novelist Franz Kafka, who said: "Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy."

You can contribute:

  • ideas on how to beat bureaucracy
  • commentary on material on this website
  • your personal experiences with bureaucracies, good and bad

Please keep your writing brief and clear, just the way you wish bureaucrats would write. We reserve the right to edit or condense contributions.

Winners of the Franzie will receive a copy of a book of their choice from the Beat Bureaucracy book list.

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