Vote for Daylight Atheism for the 3QD 2010 Science Prize

You may remember that last year, I won the 2009 science writing prize awarded by 3 Quarks Daily. Well, the 2010 contest is now open, and once again I’m in the running. Best of all, this year the celebrity judge is Richard Dawkins, which would make it especially sweet to win a repeat victory. Readers, are you willing to help me out?

To vote, go to this page and scroll all the way to the bottom, where there’s a link to the official poll. The post of mine that’s up for consideration is “A Sense of Kinship“, from last November. If you think it’s deserving of this honor, please vote today!

About Adam Lee

Adam Lee is an atheist writer and speaker living in New York City. His new novel, Broken Ring, is available in paperback and e-book. Read his full bio, or follow him on Twitter.

  • Kevin Morgan

    Don’t remember reading that one. Excellent and very worthy. Just gave you my vote, good luck.

    Kevin

  • Eurekus

    I don’t need to read that post again, I remember it vividly. You’re against some tough competition but you are well deserving of my vote. Good luck.

  • jane hay

    Went to the 3quarks page and no place to vote.

  • http://www.superhappyjen.blogspot.com SuperHappyJen

    I voted for you…but it’s kind of unfair, since I didn’t read the others. You’re just getting my vote now because I’m one of your groupies.

  • http://www.daylightatheism.org Ebonmuse

    Jane – The direct link to the ballot is here.

    Jen – I accept groupie votes. :) That said, the top 20 vote-getters all move on to the semifinal round, so I think my chances of getting at least that far are pretty good. Then it’s up to the 3QD editors to pick six finalists, and finally Richard Dawkins makes his choices.

  • Eurekus

    ‘Then it’s up to the 3QD editors to pick six finalists, and finally Richard Dawkins makes his choices.’

    Ooh, this will be a very large feather in your cap. A very impressive one.
    We all know you deserve it.

  • http://stevebowen58.blogspot.com Steve Bowen

    I did read a few of the entries at random. There’s some interesting stuff but what I found was quite dry and “sciencey” without the passion and poetry of Ebon’s entry.
    I think this entry has a good chance with R.D. Seems squarely in his comfort zone.

  • Katie M

    You’ve got my vote. Good luck!

  • Zietlos

    You look to be in a good spot for the top 20 so far. Best of luck with it!

  • http://effingtheineffable.wordpress.com Peter Magellan

    Excellent essay, Adam – and with the subtle nod to The Ancestors’ Tale in the last para, it’s a cert to win! ;-)

    Good luck – just off to put my vote in.

  • http://www.daylightatheism.org Ebonmuse

    Bad news, Peter – voting is already closed. Sorry.

    But there’s good news too: I’m one of the twenty semifinalists! Of course, now it all depends on whether the 3QD editors like my piece enough to pass it on to Richard Dawkins and the final round…

  • Katie M

    “Of course, now it all depends on whether the 3QD editors like my piece enough to pass it on to Richard Dawkins and the final round…”

    How could they not? :)