AWARDS

In addition to the annual Templeton Freedom Award and Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award, Atlas Network offers several special topic awards recognizing outstanding achievements by grantees and training participants.

THE 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

The annual Templeton Freedom Award, named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, recognizes 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.

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THE 2016 SIR ANTONY FISHER INTERNATIONAL MEMORIAL AWARD

Deadline: May 31

For his defense of freedom and dedication to liberty, Atlas Network’s founder Antony Fisher was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. Only weeks after this great honor was bestowed upon him, Sir Antony passed away. In 1990, through the generosity of his relatives and many friends, Atlas Network established the Sir Antony Fishe...

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REGIONAL LIBERTY AWARDS

The Regional Liberty Awards annually recognize think tanks that have made important contributions to improving the landscape for enterprise and entrepreneurship in their regions.

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THINK TANK SHARK TANK AWARD COMPETITION

Deadline: June 30

Do you have what it takes to stand before an audience of over 500 and pitch your next big think tank project? How about before a panel of potential supporters who will quiz you on the intricacies of your plan? In only 6 minutes?

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The worldwide freedom movement’s most exciting new project ideas are showcased each year as part of Atlas Network’s Think Tank Shark Tank competition, sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation. This year’s edition will feature three contestants who will pitch their projects before a panel of judges and an audience of hundreds of...

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GOLDWATER INSTITUTE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

The cruel coldness of bureaucracy is never more apparent than when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps potentially life-saving drugs out of reach of terminally ill patients, even after deeming them safe. The Goldwater Institute, based in Phoenix, Ariz., is driving a new national conversation around access to treatments...

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CENTRE FOR JUSTICE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

When government violates the individual and economic liberties of entrepreneurs in Sweden, the Stockholm-based Centre for Justice (Centrum för rättvisa) fights back by defending the dreams of these entrepreneurs in court. The organization’s Litigating for Liberty project has been named one of six finalists for this year’s presti...

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FIRE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

Nearly half of America’s colleges and universities maintain blatantly unconstitutional speech codes, which are the draconian and illiberal policies that administrators use to silence unpopular and inconvenient speech on campus. That’s why Philadelphia-based FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is fighting bac...

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FRIEDMAN VS. SANDERS, OBSOLETE INDUSTRIES, AND BONE MARROW REGULATIONS

It’s almost eerie how Milton Friedman had the perfect responses years ago to the outrageous economic claims that Bernie Sanders would make during his U.S. presidential campaign this year. It’s also peculiar that the Australian government is bailing out nearly obsolete industries — why not also bring back the chimney sweep, the t...

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SAMRIDDHI, THE PROSPERITY FOUNDATION, WINS 2016 ASIA LIBERTY AWARD

Atlas Network is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Asia Liberty Award, part of the Regional Liberty Awards, an annual program recognizing think tanks that have made important contributions to improving the landscape for enterprise and entrepreneurship in their regions. The winner of the 2016 Asia Liberty Award is Nep...

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‘LOVE GOV’ VIDEO SERIES WINS 2015 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY! AWARD

Knowing how target audiences consume and interpret information is key to the success of the liberty movement. Thanks to Atlas Network’s Lights, Camera, Liberty! program, partners all over the world are working together to tell powerful stories through video and film. At LFFD 2015, Atlas Network hand-picked a selection of five sh...

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JOIN ATLAS NETWORK AT LIBERTY FORUM & FREEDOM DINNER 2015

The work for freedom and prosperity is never finished, and hundreds of Atlas Network partner organizations are working every day to bring individual liberty, free markets, and peace to their corners of the globe. They are the faces of freedom around the world, and each year Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner celebrat...

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