Deadline: 16 March, 2020

Nominations are invited for the Transparency International (TI) Anticorruption Award 2020. Launched in 2000 as the Integrity Award, and renamed in 2016, the Anticorruption Award honours remarkable individuals and organisations worldwide, including journalists, public prosecutors, government officials and civil society leaders.

The Anticorruption Award aims to recognise a particular action or initiative undertaken by one or several individuals or organisations that constitutes a tangible contribution to the fight against corruption and the mission of the TI movement. While recipients of the award would be expected to be of exemplary character, the Anticorruption Award will recognise a particular action or initiative demonstrating manifold impact in the fight against corruption worldwide.

Benefits

  • The award consists of a trophy and participation in a public ceremony during the 19th edition of the International Anticorruption Conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea (2–5 June, 2020)

Eligibility

  • Open to person (or an organisation) discharging official or professional duties as well as to activists from all walks of life
  • Nominees must have undertaken an action that is likely to significantly influence, or to have had a significant impact on, existing levels of corruption in their respective country or region
  • The action should be one likely to attract interest and emulation in other parts of the world
  • The action must be particularly courageous and exemplary, inspirational and deserving of wide international recognition
  • The action should recognise the longevity of commitment to fighting corruption
  • Nominations for posthumous awards can be considered by the award committee only in truly exceptional cases

The award committee will use the following criteria to assess eligible nominations:

    • Recipients must have undertaken an action that is likely to significantly influence or to have had a significant impact on existing levels of corruption in their respective country or region
    • Recipients demonstrate that fighting corruption is possible and can have impact on society and public good
    • The recipients should be working in a country or region in which open society is under threat, and their anticorruption work should strive to ensure that open society does not falter
    • The action includes as many people affected by the act of corruption, rather than being solely an individual effort
    • The reception of the award enhances the awardee’s profile and protects the awardee from future threats
    •  The action must be particularly courageous and exemplary, inspirational and deserving of wide international recognition
    • The recipient should be recognised for what the potential or actual negative consequences were of their anticorruption work
    • The action should likely attract interest and emulation in other parts of the world
    • The action should recognise the longevity of commitment to fighting corruption
    • The action contributes to or has built resilient anticorruption institutions and added to the durability and strength of the anticorruption effort
    • As a result, the recipient drove real change in the medium- to long-run with their work

To nominate and for more information, click here.

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