The Gala Awards Banquet and Cabaret


The Anti-Theism International Awards Banquet 8pm October 24th 2020


You've heard of the Oscars, Emmys and Baftas?

 

This is the Attys! (the Anti-Theism International Awards)

 

The Saturday evening Gala Award Banquet/Cabaret in The Grand Hotel (formal attire) will take the form of a sumptuous meal and an entertaining ceremony of awards to recognize noble atheists and ignoble theists!


We now have an opportunity for you to informally suggest nominees and vote for them on our Facebook page Anti-Theist International.

 

The Award Judges include Ian McEwan.

 

The Ceremony will be hosted by comedian Kevin Precious. The evening will include a cabaret spot by mentalist Professor Riccardo and stand-up comedy by Anders Stjernholm from Denmark. 

Video messages from well-wishers around the world will be screened and the evening will end with the auction of the portrait of Christopher Hitchens painted by competition winner Mike Lawrence.

 

A raffle of Goody Bags full of Convention Memorabilia will be held for the benefit of Brighton Women's Centre.  


The Atty Award for a Lifetime of Service to Rationalism

 

Richard Dawkins will be presented with the Lifetime of Service to Rationalism Award by Lawrence Krauss

 

Richard moved from his post as an evolutionary biologist at Oxford University to the position of Professor for The Public Understanding of Science and, in that role, he has appeared on screen and in person worldwide.

 

A montage of clips of memorable incidents in his career will be screened. 
The Rationalism Award will be signed by everyone present.


Nominations for the 2020 Atty Awards have now closed

The Atty Awards aim to become the most prestigious International Anti-Theism Awards and winning an Atty will surely get you recognition within the Atheist Community.

 

The deadline for nominations and voting has passed.

Shortlisted nominees will be interviewed on video prior to final judging. 

Judging will take place in March 2020. The Judging Panel includes Ian McEwan. 

 

The Awards will be presented by well-known atheists and the winners will be invited to the VIP Champagne After Party in the King Suite of the Grand Hotel with the celebrities. 

 

Nominations have been made by people in the UK, the USA and Australia.


The 2020 Atty Awards are for:


Atheist of the Year 2020

Our most prestigious annual award, this trophy will be presented to the person who has defined themselves, their situation, or their work around the normalization of Atheism or Anti-Theism.

 

The recipient of this award will have shown him/herself, within the last year, to have been an outstanding member of the atheist community having contributed to making the atheist way of life come to be perceived as normal.

 

Winner to be announced at the Gala Award Banquet.



Atheist Author 2020

For centuries it was practically impossible to get a publisher to handle any 'blasphemous' writing.

Modern technology has provided a springboard of opportunity to the market for openly atheist authors. 

Having written a book is an amazing achievement. We wish to give credit where it is deserved by presenting an Award.

Winner to be announced at the Gala Award Banquet.

 



Jesus Mythicist 2020

As the lack of evidence for a 'son of god' gains traction in the public consciousness, authors and academics have boldly expressed the idea that maybe Jesus did not even exist. 

Some Jesus mythicists are comfortable with the idea of a non-godly wandering prophet while others proclaim that there's not even any clues for the existence of such a man: they suggest the character was entirely made-up for the profession of street preaching - story-telling and passing a hat round.

Winner to be announced at the Gala Award Banquet.



Atheist Podcaster 2020

We live in a new era of internet technology: social media makes it possible to disseminate ideas like a contagious disease. Occasionally, a message catches the public imagination and goes viral all around the world. 

We are looking for the creative person at the epicenter of such a campaign that promoted the concept that atheism is normal. 

 

Winner to be announced at the Gala Award Banquet.



Atheist Musician Award 2020

The Atheist Musician Award will be awarded to the person who has written or recorded the best/funniest version of an atheist song.

 

Many musicians have come out publicly as atheists. Their work needs recognizing! God doesn't own music! It can be uplifting in any cause.

 

Winner to be announced at the Gala Award Banquet.



Best Atheist Video 2020

YouTube is treating us to a massive quantity of videos; moving pictures are ubiquitous. It's not just cuddly kittens, some very astute young men and women have made careers for themselves by attracting thousands of paying subscribers.

 

We are looking to recognize the best of those who post high quality videos with atheist content.

 

Winner to be announced at the Gala Award Banquet.



Atheist Comedian 2020

 

Who can forget Dave Allen, George Carlin and others?
Let's face it, most comedians are atheists.

I only know of one who is religious and he's not funny!

 

We are looking to recognize the best atheist comedian of 2020. Maybe the winner will come to collect their prize and make us laugh!

 

Winner to be announced at the Gala Award Banquet.



Hitchens Trophy for Atheist Eloquence

His rumbling bass voice speaking, ex tempore, prose fit for an editorial in a broadsheet, including words that are not in the common vocabulary and quotes from the wise and the ancient, Hitch was mesmerizing to all who had the good fortune to hear him perform. 

He was a one-off, but there are some present day orators who are impressive in their own distinctive right. We want to reward them for their rhetoric.

Winner to be announced at the Gala Award Banquet.