Vote Vote For The UK Skepticism’s Third ‘Ockhams’ Awards!

I did a run-down of suggested nominees last year, but feel free to add your own in the comments.

In fact, I’ll post what I said last year here, but with a different one for video – my own! NOMINATE AT http://www.skeptic.org.uk.

—Videos!—

It’d be cool if you voted for my video TEDxPerth talk, Superstition ‘ain’t The Way in the video category (just saying – it’s at: http://youtu.be/KwrvIkibaIk.

Also consider: I Doubt That – The Media Guide to Skepticism and Jamy Ian Swiss – I, Skeptic; there’s lots of Mr Deity ones and similar that can use some encouragement.

Veritasium, Dr Carin Bondar, BrainCraft should also be on your radar for nominations!

—Best Blog—

There’s a lot of big names that’ll inevitably be in the running (such as Skeptic.com; and Pharyngula won in 2012 I think) – but think outside the box and give these shows some love:

You’re certainly not going to be lost for choice, with blogs being one of the most popular ways for people to write about skepticism!

—Best Event/Campaign in 2013—

Seriously, vote for your local events and activism efforts, and give them love via a vote. I’ll be voting for the NZ Skeptics Convention or the I Fucking Love Science Australia (IFLSOz) event (I can’t make up my mind) if it’s an event. In terms of campaigns, I’m thinking of the I Immunise campaign by the Immunisation Alliance WA, and what they’ve done for my community.

But there’s also ones in the UK like QEDCon itself, and the NY Skeptics events – think about your skeptics in the pubs and major campaigns that tried to make a difference.

—Best Podcast—

Token Skeptic won last year, so something went right for me! I have the new show Urban Legendary this year, but it’s too new to vote for, I think? I’ll only have three episodes out by the time voting closes.

I’d rather you send some support to something different, so do consider your favourite shows and supporting up-and-coming gems that can use a boost in profile:

Overall? Think about the shows and sites that deserve support and love that may not usually get attention – one of the great things about awards is that even being in the running-up can help build an audience. Thanks!

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.


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