Deadline: 16 March 2020
Launched in 2000 as the Integrity Award, and renamed in 2016, the Anti-Corruption Award honours remarkable individuals and organisations worldwide, including journalists, public prosecutors, government officials and civil society leaders.
The Anti-Corruption Award recognises the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption around the world.
Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Award aims to recognise a particular action or initiative undertaken by one or several individuals or organisations and constituting a tangible contribution to the fight against corruption and the mission of the TI movement.
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Winners are a source of inspiration to the anti-corruption movement because their actions echo a common message: that corruption can be challenged.
The Anti-Corruption Award may be conferred to a person (or an organisation) discharging official or professional duties as well as to an activist(s) from all walks of life.
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The Anti-Corruption Award Committee, the body responsible for evaluating nominations and choosing winners, may choose up to two award recipients. In making these awards, the Committee will take into consideration the need to recognise efforts in diverse fields of civil society, the private sector and government and to acknowledge anti-corruption initiatives throughout the world.
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The Award consists of a trophy and participation in a public award ceremony during the 19th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) to take place from to take place from the 2nd – 5th June 2020 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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Nominees must meet the following requirements:
- 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 his/her 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.
The Committee can only accept nominations for posthumous awards only in truly exceptional cases.
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The following categories of nominees will not be considered for the Anti-Corruption Award:
- Individuals or organisations of questionable integrity or goals.
- Members of the TI Board of Directors, the Boards of TI chapters, the Award Committee and salaried staff of the TI Secretariat and of chapters while serving in those capacities.
- Individuals or organisations that submit self-nominations.
- Nominations may be submitted by any person(s) or organisation(s) at any time in accordance with the provision of these rules. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
- Previous candidates can be re-nominated provided their information is updated
- Individuals and organisations submitting nominations, are encouraged, where possible, to submit their nomination, together with or including the support of an appropriate TI chapter.
- Where a nomination is received other than from a TI chapter, the appropriate chapter will be invited to assist the Award Committee by providing its own assessment of the strength of a nomination.
- The Anti-Corruption Award Committee may take it upon itself to make a nomination.
- Nominations submitted by salaried staff of the TI Secretariat will not be permitted.
- The nomination process will be publicised through TI’s website and social media channels as well as via outreach to external organisations.
To be eligible for consideration, a nomination must include the following:
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- Nomination form with details of the nominee and the nominator
- A statement making the case for the nomination (maximum of 300 words), explaining why the nominee(s) is deserving of an Anti-Corruption Award;
- Supporting documentation in the form of press clippings, audio or video files, if available and pertinent.
- Incomplete nomination files cannot be considered by the Anti-Corruption Awards Committee.
- False or deceptive nominations or acts may render a nominee ineligible.
The Committee will use the following criteria to assess eligible nominations:
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- Recipient/s must have undertaken an action that is likely to significantly influence, or to have had a significant impact on, existing levels of corruption in her/his respective country or region.
- Recipient/s demonstrate that fighting corruption is possible and can have impact on society and public good.
- The recipient/s should be working in a country or region in which open society is at threat, and their anti-corruption work should strive to ensure that 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.
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- 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 anti-corruption 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 anti-corruption institutions and added to the durability and strength of the anti-corruption effort.
- As a result, the recipient drove real change in the medium to long-run with her/his work.
How to Apply
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Nominations should be submitted by filling in the form available on the given website.
For more information, visit https://www.transparency.org/anti-corruption-award