Templeton Freedom Award 2017

Named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, theTempleton Freedom Award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation and human fulfillment via free competition. Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award beginning in 2013 is generously supported by Templeton Religion Trust.  

Finalists for the Templeton Freedom Award must have:

  • Achieved strategic impact (in areas of policy impact, social impact, academic impact, media impact, or student impact, etc.)
  • Made innovative contributions to the field of free enterprise education or policy research
  • Laid the groundwork for future progress in improving countries’ scores in rankings of economic freedom (e.g., The Index of Economic Freedom or the Economic Freedom of the World report)

The winner of the 2016 Templeton Freedom Award was the Lithuanian Free Market Institute for their Economics in 31 Hours textbook, which teaches how property rights, free exchange, profit, and competition shape decision-making in everyday life.

For press-related questions about the Templeton Freedom Award, contact Daniel Anthony, vice president of marketing and communications, at (202) 449 8441. For other questions about the Templeton Freedom Award, contact Elisa Martins, director of programs, at: Elisa.Martins@AtlasNetwork.org or (202) 449 8456.