The LOT popularisation prize was awarded last Friday, during the Taalgala at the Dutch Annual Linguistics Day (unfortunately online again due to corona again online). This is a national prize for science communication in linguistics. One year, the prize is for a product that still needs to be carried out and the other year, for an already completed project from the previous year. This time, it was the latter. I was on the shortlist twice for my podcast Kletsheads and the Kletskoppen child language festival. Full of nerves, I watched the award ceremony via Teams together with about 80 fellow linguists from all over the country, from Groningen to Maastricht, from Leiden to Nijmegen. If you’re nominated twice, the pressure not to lose is somehow greater than the pressure to win. A bit strange, maybe, but that’s how I experienced it in any case. In the end, the nerves turned out to be unnecessary because – as you can read here in the jury report (only available in Dutch, I’m afraid) – the jury couldn’t choose and decided that the first prize should be shared by both Kletsheads and Kletskoppen. What an honour! Not only for me but also for my fellow Kletskoppers and co-winners, Caroline Rowland and Paula Fikkert, and for the many other people who have made Kletskoppen such a success, not least project leader Pim Franssen. The same goes for the podcast of course, because without the colleagues at home and abroad who are so generous as to come on the show as guests, there would be no podcast. The question now is when can we finally have a drink together to celebrate all of this …. ?!