The Award is presented annually on International Anti-Corruption Day (9th December) and in recognition and appreciation to those whom have contributed to the global campaign against corruption. The Award recognizes individuals and organizations whom have dedicated themselves to combat corruption in some capacity.
The greater purpose of the Award is to serve as a tool that highlights exemplary and noteworthy actions and good practices on a global scale, to recognize, promote, collect and disseminate anti-corruption models from around the world; to raise awareness, support and solidarity to the fight against corruption; as well as to encourage and inspire similar and new initiatives towards a corruption-free society.
This is the reason why the Award has been divided into several categories, in recognition of the diverse efforts in many distinct fields in the global fight against corruption. The categories are: