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[Update 1-Feb] Vote for your favorite video here. Submissions are now closed. You can read contest criteria below.

Would you like to have dinner with Richard Dawkins?

Do you want two free plane tickets to meet Richard Dawkins at the Reason Rally?

Do you want to build a secular movement with persuasive appeal and an optimistic vision?

Are you a social media maven? A marketing whiz? Do you have a knack for creating interesting, dramatic, or entertaining images or videos for YouTube or Facebook?

Do you want to help the secular movement transform America?

Check out Thunderfoot's introductory video and FAQ's below.

Then enter the Ten Point Vision contest. We will promote your skills as the winning entrant at Our site gets a million visits a month.

This speech places the Ten Point vision in the context of an overall secular strategy.

The deadline for submissions to this contest is Thursday, January 19th, 2012. Contestants must be from North America. The two plane tickets for the winning submission will only be offered from North American locations to meet Richard Dawkins at the Reason Rally. (If you cannot make it to the Reason Rally, you could elect to be flown to an alternate location where Richard Dawkins is visiting on his spring 2012 tour of the US.)

If you would like a free DVD of Sean's speech introducing Richard Dawkins in Lynchburg VA and videos of Sean discussing each of the chapters of his book as well as summary video please just send an e-mail to with "Free DVD" in the subject line and your mailing address. If you are placing an order with the store just add a note to include the DVD and we'll ship it with your order.

Contestants should watch the YouTube video below to learn about the Ten Point Vision of a Secular America as well as review the written version of the Ten Point Vision of a Secular America on page 134 of Chapter Ten of the book below.
Advance copies of the hardcover available at the RDFRS Store for Kindle for Kindle
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The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (US branch) seeks to unite the secular movement around an optimistic, positive and substantive vision for America, a vision that will appeal to the broader American public.

Your submission can use drama, humor, still images, moving images, images from the speech video above, or any images you choose. Finalist submissions will be selected based on their ability to: 1) persuade a broader public and 2) inspire organizing and action in our secular movement.

The Ten Point Vision of a Secular America is meaningful in the context of a specific strategic plan, called Our Secular Decade, that is offered in the book Attack of the Theocrats, a strategic plan that the RDFRS-US will play a key role in leading. (link to pdf)

Video submissions must be less than five minutes long. Facebook-friendly still images will also be accepted. Regardless of the format, each submission will be judged on the likelihood to have broad appeal and to be moving or entertaining.

Finalists will be selected by the staff of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science – US branch and announced by January 31. All submissions that are selected as finalists shall be the property of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science US Branch. All finalist entries will be credited and promoted at from Feb1 through Feb 21.

The winning submission will be selected from the list of finalists based on a popular vote. Voting commences February 1 and continues through February 22. There will be one vote per person. Voting instructions and the finalist submissions will be posted Feb 1, 2012.

Make your submission persuasive, creative, and motivating. More detailed information for submitting your entry to our website will be provided January 2012, but you have what you need to get started now.

The creator of the winning submission will be interviewed by Richard Dawkins Foundation staff. This interview will be posted on The creator of the winning submission will be provided two tickets from where they live in North America to meet Richard Dawkins during his spring 2012 North American tour. All finalists and the winner will receive a free signed copy of The Attack of the Theocrats and a signed copy of a book by Richard Dawkins. The winning entry will be strongly promoted at and will fully credit the winning creator. The winning submission will be promoted throughout 2012 and possibly beyond. This contest is a great opportunity to help lead the secular movement and to prove your marketing and media skills before a large audience that you, through your effort, can make even larger.

[Update 21-Dec]
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