By: Samantha Urban. This blog post was originally published by The ONE Campaign.

The upcoming Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28, is a time to gather around the television and celebrate the cinematic achievements of the year. We figured it was about time we did the same for the inspiring activists, videos, photos, and songs that are helping to fight global corruption!


ONE and Accountability Lab are teaming up to host the 2016 Honesty Oscars, an event that honors groundbreaking organizations, activists, and creatives who make our world more transparent and hold our governments and corporations more accountable. (Read more about the 2014 and 2015 events!)

And we need your help! In the comments below, nominate someone who think should win in one or more of the following categories:

Best Activist (Male and Female): Nominees should include men and women who have shown incredible leadership in the fight against global corruption. Do you have someone you would like to honor? Vote for one male and one female activist in the comments below!

Best Photo: Have you seen a photo this year so striking that you just had to take action? Submit nominees for photographs that were truly illuminating and/or inspiring.

Best Song or Activist Anthem: Like the Academy Awards’ “Best Original Song,” this category highlights original songs that have truly inspired audiences to learn about the fight against global corruption and join the movement, too.

Best Picture: Nominees should include feature films, short films, campaign films, or documentaries that highlight issues like corruption and transparency. Just like the Academy Awards, “Best Picture” honors all efforts in putting together the film, including writing, editing, directing, and execution.

Once Accountability Lab and ONE reveal the top nominees in February, readers (like YOU!) will get the chance to vote for their favorite. We’ll announce the winners on Monday, February 29.

Submit your nominees here and join us in February for the 3rd annual Honesty Oscars!