To mark the tenth year of administering the Templeton Freedom Awards, Atlas Network was proud to announce the 2013 Templeton Freedom Award with its new prize structure. For the first time in its history and in future years, the award was presented to one winner along with a $100,000 prize recognizing exceptional think tank achievement. Six finalists were invited to attend the annual Liberty Forum in New York City, Nov. 13—14, where the winner was announced during the event’s Freedom Dinner, Nov. 14. The other five finalists received a $5,000 prize.

Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award is named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton. The 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. The award is generously supported by Templeton Religion Trust.