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The Allard Prize for International Integrity

Established in 2012 with a generous gift from the late Peter A. Allard, the Allard Prize for International Integrity is one of the preeminent global awards supporting leadership and courage in the fields of anti-corruption and human rights. With a prize value of CAD $100,000, we seek to promote and nurture leadership on these issues throughout the world.

This distinguished accolade is presented biennially to an individual, movement, or organization that has displayed remarkable courage and leadership working on anti-corruption and human rights, particularly through the advancement of transparency, accountability, and adherence to the Rule Of Law. The process of accepting nominations is continuous and accessible to the public.

In addition to its recognition of exceptional individuals and groups, the Allard Prize orchestrates short documentaries that narrate Laureates’ work. Committed to amplifying narratives of bravery, honesty, and unwavering determination, the Allard Prize aims to kindle inspiration within us all, motivating a collective commitment to upholding truth and justice. 

Sely Martini

“It is not about yourself or your own country, this is about the whole world. We have to work hand in hand for the sake of the people to be a better place.”

“The real impact of corruption is not in the money loss. The most insidious effect of corruption is that it causes key government institutions to be degraded.”

John Githongo

2015 Laureate

“We cannot have sustainable development until we stop corruption.”

Anna Hazare

2013 Laureate

“Never give in to authority just because it’s authority.”

Daphne Caruana Galizia

2020 Laureate

“Above all, whistleblowers are citizens. We cannot just delegate everything to our governments, prosecutors, or media. Sometimes as citizens it is necessary for us to act ourselves.”

Howard Wilkinson

2020 Laureate

“I don’t know if ending corruption is possible, but I will continue doing my job exposing corruption until the end of my life.”

Khadija Ismayilova

2017 Laureate

“My story and my work are not of opposition, but for the entrenchment of democratic values”

Rafael Marques de Morais

2015 Laureate


“We as journalists understand that we need to join forces and finish all the stories started. Otherwise, if we give up, it would be risky for us because it would send the message that by killing off a journalist, you can kill the story uncovered”.

Discover the essence of our laureates through impactful short video documentaries that embody passion, courage, and intelligence.

Hear insightful talks

“And I think it is incredibly important to always realize that no matter how formidable institutions might seem, no matter how powerful corrupt factions might appear to be, you always have - every person has within themselves - the ability to fight it and to change it.”

We invite leading thinkers to share their thoughts about the themes of the prize, especially our focus on courageously opposing corruption through truth, transparency and the Rule Of Law.

Nominate Someone Now

We recognise that all range of participants in global society can make important contributions to addressing these critical issues, so we welcome nominations from all types of individuals, movements and organizations. Nominees could include prominent world leaders, grass roots activists, social movements, charitable groups dedicated to specific social issues or other corporate bodies, whether for-profit or not.

Nominations for the 2024 Allard Prize will be accepted until January 10, 2024 at 11:59pm PST. You can find out more about the nomination and selection process and prize criteria.

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Prize LAUreates

The Allard Prize for International Integrity recipients are courageous leaders fighting against corruption and supporting human rights. Meet the laureates and watch their inspiring stories in short video documentaries about their work.

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