The Allard Prize is awarded every two years to an individual, movement or organization that has shown exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law. The $100,000 prize is one of the world's largest awards recognizing efforts to combat corruption and to promote human rights.
The Allard Prize Committee also oversees the semi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting themes of the Allard Prize. Up to six photographs are selected every six months.
Two African journalists known for exposing corruption in their respective countries of Kenya and Angola were named the joint recipients of the 2015 Allard Prize for International Integrity. The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia presented John Githongo and Rafael Marques de Morais with the Allard Prize at a special ceremony on October 1 2015.
The winning images from the Allard Prize Photography Competition were projected onto large screens during the ceremony and reception for the 2015 Allard Prize for International Integrity. Canadian photographer Ted Nodwell was honoured to have one of his photographs accepted in this prestigious event.
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