Call for Nominations for 2019 Corrupt Person of the Year Award

Published: 25 November 2019


OCCRP is accepting nominations for the 2019 Person of the Year in Organized Crime and Corruption. Please nominate the global figure you believe has earned the title of OCCRP’s “person of the year’’ based on their own corrupt behavior or their “contribution” to organized crime and corruption anywhere in the world this year.

Nominations will be accepted from Tues., Nov. 26 until Mon., Dec. 9. Email us a name and a short explanation about why you believe the person deserves this honor

All nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges with global reputations for ferreting out hidden information and reporting on organized crime and corruption. OCCRP’s Person of the Year in Organized Crime and Corruption will be announced on Thurs., Dec. 27.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is a non-profit media organization providing an investigative reporting platform for a network of 45 non-profit investigative centers in 34 countries, scores of journalists and several major regional news organizations across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Since 2012, OCCRP has solicited nominations from the public, journalists, and law enforcement to choose the individual (or, in some cases, organization) who has done the most in the world to advance transnational criminal activity and the political collusion that goes along with it.

Please email your nominations to OCCRP Coordinating Editor Chelsea J. Carter at Please include the full name of your nominee and one to three paragraphs, with supporting links, explaining why they should be recognized as OCCRP's 2019 Person of the Year.