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The Skeptic Magazine Ockham Awards 2016

Posted by QED at 1:00pm on August 8th 2016

Every year, QED is proud to be the host of The Skeptic magazine’s Ockham Awards for outstanding skeptical achievement. Now in their fifth year, the awards recognise the community’s favourite skeptical blogs, skeptical podcasts, skeptical campaigns and outstanding contributors to the skeptical cause.

The Skeptic magazine, the UK’s only regular magazine to take a skeptical look at pseudoscience and claims of the paranormal, want to draw attention to those people who work so hard to get a great message out there, and they need your help in identifying skepticism’s best and most vigorous communicators.

The awards will be judged on a number of criteria:

  1. Quality.

  2. Success of outreach, both in terms of absolute numbers (how many people did they reach?) and how ‘intrepid’ that outreach was (are they preaching to the choir or getting new people interested in skepticism?)

  3. Relevance to the UK ‘scene’ and, therefore, the bulk of their readership. This doesn’t mean that the candidate has to necessarily be UK-based - last year’s winners included overseas and international short-listers - just that they should cover content that is relevant and known in the UK.

To help The Skeptic recognise skepticism’s most effective activists, head over to their website to make your nominations today.

Voting ends at 6pm GMT, Sunday 6th September, and the winners will be announced before the evening entertainment at QED on Saturday 15th October.