Emperor Has No Clothes Award
An award celebrating “plain speaking” on the shortcomings of religion by public figures was inaugurated by the Freedom From Religion Foundation in 1999.
Freethinker of the Year Award
The Freethinker of the Year award is presented annually by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to recognize defenders of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. Pictured: 2002 Freethinker of the Year Michael Newdow, M.D. Photo by Brent Nicastro.
Atheist in Foxhole Award
This award was suggested by Vietnam War vet and longtime Board Member Steve Trunk (pictured with Jeremy Hall), to combat the ridiculous myth that there are no "atheists in foxholes," and, in particular, to recognize activism to defend the constitutional principle of separation between state and church which every soldier takes an oath to uphold. Pictured: Steve Trunk bestowing the Atheist in Foxhole Award to Jeremy Hall. Photo by Brent Nicastro
Student Activist Awards
The awards recognize outstanding activism for freethought or the separation of church and state by high school and college students. Recipients have often included litigants or newsmakers who have championed the freedom of conscience or the separation between church and state. Pictured: 2002 recipient Darrell Lambert. Photo by Brent Nicastro.
Freethought Heroine Award
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, to recognize the special contributions of women to freethought and the battle to keep state and church separate, bestows a "Freethought Heroine Award" at many of its national conventions. Pictured: Charline Kirkpatrick Kotula, in whose memory some of the "heroine" awards were named.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, in addition to the above awards, has tailored special recognition awards for deserving supporters of freethought or the separation of church and state.