For his defense of freedom and dedication to liberty, Atlas’s founder Antony Fisher was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. Only weeks after this great honor was bestowed upon him, Sir Antony passed away. In 1990, through the generosity of his relatives and many friends, Atlas established the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards to commemorate Fisher’s ideals and achievements.
The Fisher Award recognizes the institutes that published a book, magazine, report, monograph, or study that, in the opinion of the judges, made the greatest contribution to public understanding of the free society.
A distinguished panel of judges selects the winner from nominated publications that are no more than two years old. The winning institute receives a $10,000 financial prize for their operating budgets. The award ceremony took place at The Atlas Experience, April, 2012.