Secularist of the Year

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A roll-up banner reading "The Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year"
The official Secularist of the Year poster used at the award ceremony.

The Secularist of the Year award (also known as The Irwin Prize) is presented annually to the individual considered to have made the greatest contribution to secularism in the previous year by the UK's National Secular Society. The prize consists of a trophy, the "Golden Ammonite", and a cheque for £5000. It was first awarded in 2005 and is sponsored by Dr. Michael Irwin.

No award was presented in 2008, because the event was postponed to February 2009 in order to coincide with the National Secular Society's "200th Birthday Party for Charles Darwin".

Prize winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maryam Namazie Named "Secularist of The Year"". NSS. 12 Oct 2005. Retrieved 18 Mar 2012. 
  2. ^ "Professor Steve Jones is Named "Secularist of The Year"". NSS. 9 Oct 2006. Retrieved 18 Mar 2012. 
  3. ^ "Iranian Dissident Wins Secularist of The Year Prize". NSS. 21 Oct 2007. Retrieved 18 Mar 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oxford MP is given secular award". BBC News. 8 Feb 2009. Retrieved 18 Mar 2012. 
  5. ^ "Evan Harris MP and Lord Avebury win the National Secular Society’s annual award for Secularist of the Year". NSS. 7 Feb 2009. Retrieved 18 Mar 2012. 
  6. ^ "Secularist of the Year prize awarded to Southall Black Sisters". NSS. 14 Feb 2010. Retrieved 18 Mar 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dutch MEP wins Secularist of the Year". NSS. 19 Mar 2011. Retrieved 18 Mar 2012. 
  8. ^ "Peter Tatchell named Secularist of the Year". NSS. 17 Mar 2012. Retrieved 18 Mar 2012. 
  9. ^ "Peter Tatchell named Secularist of the Year". Pink News. 19 Mar 2013. Retrieved 3 Nov 2013. 
  10. ^ "Secularist of the Year prize fund donated to girls’ education in honour of Malala Yousafzai". NSS. 23 Mar 2013. Retrieved 23 Mar 2013. 
  11. ^ "NSS Secularist of the Year prize money donated to charity in honour of Malala Yousafzai". The Freethinker. 23 Mar 2013. Retrieved 3 Nov 2013. 
  12. ^ "Secularist of the Year awarded to Turkish MP, Safak Pavey". NSS. 29 Mar 2014. Retrieved 29 Mar 2014. 
  13. ^ "CHP deputy Şafak Pavey granted secularism award of UK-based NGO". Hürriyet. 29 Mar 2014. Retrieved 30 Mar 2014.