The Ockham Awards 2022: recognising the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience Michael Marshall The Skeptic

Since 2012, The Skeptic has had the pleasure of awarding the Ockham Awards our annual awards celebrating the very best work from within the skeptical community. The awards were founded because we wanted to draw attention to those people who work hard to get a great message out. The Ockhams recognise the effort and time that have gone into the community’s favourite campaigns, activism, blogs, podcasts, and outstanding contributors to the skeptical cause.

Nominations for the 2022 Ockham Awards are now open! Simply complete the nomination form to submit your nominations.

Past Ockham winners have have included current contributors to The Skeptic, Professor Edzard Ernst and Hayley Stevens, the European Skeptics Podcast and Say WHY To Drugs podcast, ex-naturopath Britt Hermes for her blog exposing quackery in her former career, the Edinburgh Skeptics for their annual Skeptics on the Fringe event, and Mark Tilbrook for spreading critical thinking about so-called psychics in the face of verbal and physical abuse from ‘Psychic’ Sally Morgan’s management team and family. 

In fact, prior to becoming editor of The Skeptic, I was honoured to receive the 2018 Ockham for Skeptical Activism and the 2016 Ockham for Best Skeptical Campaign for my work in stopping NHS homeopathy, as part of the Good Thinking Society. Needless to say, I won’t be eligible for nomination this year! 

While we recognise the best in skepticism, our awards are also an opportunity to highlight the danger posed by promoters of pseudoscience with our Rusty Razor award. The Rusty Razor is designed to spotlight individuals or organisations who have been prominent promoters of unscientific ideas within the last year.

Previous Rusty Razor winners have included Andrew Wakefield for his ongoing promotion of anti-vaxx misinformation, and Gwyneth Paltrow for her pseudoscience-peddling wellness empire, Goop

One of the most important elements of our awards are that the nominations come from you – the skeptical community. We’d like you to tell us who you think deserves to receive the Skeptic of the Year award, and who deserves to receive the Rusty Razor. 

Submit your nominations now!

Nominations are open now and will close on October 15th. Winners will be chosen by our editorial board, and they will be announced at QED in Manchester on October 29th.

Featured image taken by Rob McDermott at QED 2018

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Nominations for the 2022 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.
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