By Henry Leveson-Gower, Founder and CEO of Promoting Economic Pluralism
Thank you to everyone who took the time to get involved in the first round of nominating and voting for the #NotTheNobel Prize. We have been really pleased with how many people have taken the time in nominating, commenting and voting. We hope you have found the process so far fun and interesting.
I was really pleased to see some nominees that I had never come across before, which is great. I hope to follow up with them and feature them in The Mint, our magazine, in future issues.
We have now selected seven finalists. You can see their details and related information here. We decided to choose seven finalists to have a diverse field and there was a clear gap in voting numbers between the top seven and next most voted for.
I hope you find it interesting learning more about them. We have tried to summarise their achievements from the nomination and comments, and add links to further information and related articles in The Mint. You can also go back to look at the original nomination and comments.
In the 1st round, it was possible to vote for as many nominees as you liked. We have taken a different approach in the final round. You can vote for your top 3 and order them into 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Your 1st choice will get 3 points, your 2nd 2 points and so on. We hope this approach will ensure the winner is supported by a wide range of those who vote, while not requiring people to range all seven.
You can now start voting and even change your mind later! The button to go to the page to vote is on the same page here. We are using google forms as having looked at a lot of options this seemed the most straightforward while also ensuring people only vote once! You do though need a google email to login and you can find out how to get one here. You can also change your mind and edit the form up until voting closes at the end of our final event on 3rd October 7-8pm UK time. More details to come on that very soon…
Ultimately though clearly the point of this prize is not to select a winner but to create a broader discussion about different ways of understanding and organising our economies. Please do provide comments on the finalists at the bottom of their pages and join the debate on twitter and facebook, #NotTheNobel.
Thanks very much again for taking the time to give your view on the solutions we need to survive and thrive in the 21st century. I think we definitely need some positive visions in what can seem like an every more frightening and challenging world.