Nominations are open for the 2017 Bent Spoon Award. This award is presented annually by the Australian Skeptics, to the individual or organisation judged to have made the most outrageous claim of a pseudoscientific or paranormal nature in Australia the preceding year.
Since 1982 the Bent Spoon Award has been highlighting pseudoscience and quackery in Australia. Previous winners have included Pete Evans, for his support of the Paleo Diet, Peter Brock, for his claim of using polarised energy from crystals to improve the function of a car's engine, anti-vaccination campaigner Dr. Viera Scheibner, and Karen Hunt, the "psychic archaeologist".
If you can think of a worthy candidate, you can send your nominations to the Australian Skeptics. Be sure to include the name and contact details of the nominator, the name of the person or organisation being nominated and the reason for nomination. Nominees must be people who practice their "woo" within Australia. Defamatory or frivolous nominations will not be accepted.
The Bent Spoon Award will be presented at the Australian Skeptics National Convention, or Skepticon, in November.