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ELIGIBILITY
CRITERIA

Nominations for the 2024 Whistleblowers Awards are open to individuals, organisations or groups who have demonstrated exceptional courage and integrity in exposing wrongdoing in the public interest and meet the criteria specified in the respective categories.

Individuals

  • Eligibility: Any individual who has demonstrated exceptional courage in exposing wrongdoing in the public interest.

  • Criteria: Nominations should highlight the individual's actions, the impact of their disclosures, and the relevance to categories such as public accountability, governance, transparency, environmental protection, or social justice.

Civil Society Organisation

  • Eligibility: Non-governmental organisations, community groups, or other civil society entities that have played a significant role in exposing and addressing issues in the public interest.

  • Criteria: Nominations should showcase the organisation's achievements, the impact of their work, and their commitment to ethical practices.

Corporates and State-Owned Companies

  • Eligibility: Private, publicly-listed and state-owned companies that have played a significant role in advancing whistleblowing and addressing whistleblower issues.

  • Criteria: Nominations should showcase the organisation's achievements, the impact of their work, and their commitment to whistleblowing.

Investigative Journalism

  • Eligibility: Journalists or media outlets that have demonstrated excellence in investigative reporting, uncovering issues of public concern. Only whistleblower stories or matters that occurred within the preceding 18 months from entries closing date. Only media outlets that maintain membership of industry ombudsman (SA Press Council) or similar body are eligible for nomination.

  • Criteria: Nominations should highlight specific investigative reports, their impact on the community or society, and the ethical standards maintained during the reporting process.

PROCESS

Nominee Details

  • For Individuals: Full name, contact number, email address, and a brief biography highlighting their contributions.

  • For Organisations: Organisation name, contact person, contact number, email address, and a brief overview of their mission and achievements.

  • For Investigative Journalism: Journalist's name, media outlet, contact number, email address, and a summary of the nominated investigative report.

Nominator Details 

  • Nominators may only submit their entries electronically through the online portal.

  • The submission should include a detailed description of the whistleblower's actions, the impact of their disclosures, and supporting evidence where possible.

  • Nominators must provide their full name, contact number, and email address.

  • Clear identification of the category for which they are making the nomination (Individual, Organisation, or Investigative Journalism).

Verification 

  • A dedicated panel of quality assurers will be assigned to review and verify each nomination.

  • A committee will assess the credibility, accuracy of the information provided, and impact of the whistleblower's actions. Nominee acceptance of nomination will be sought before consideration by judging panel. 

Confidentiality and Security

  • Public Interest SA is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of all submitted nominations.

  • Nominees' identities will be protected, and stringent measures will be in place to safeguard sensitive information.

Timelines 

  • Opening & Closing Dates: Entries for nominations open from 12 July 2024 and will close at 12:00 on 15 August 2024. 

  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced on 15 September 2024.

  • Public Interest SA NPC reserves the right to change the date, venue, and any alterable aspect of the Awards at any time. Such changes will be published via this website.

FOSTERING & RECOGNISING ETHICAL CITIZENSHIP.

Our Partners.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our esteemed partners for their unwavering generosity and steadfast support of the Whistleblowers Awards & Summit initiative. Their commitment to our cause is the driving force behind this event's success. Their contributions not only help us honour the brave individuals who have championed ethical values but also advance the vital conversation around accountability and justice. Together, we are making a meaningful difference in the world, and we are profoundly thankful for their partnership in this noble endeavour. Their support truly embodies the spirit of ethical citizenship and positive change.

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