TIB sponsors various awards programmes based on competitions. These include Research Fellowships, Investigative Journalism Awards, Cartoon, Debate and Essay Competition. TIB also facilitates Bangladeshi participation in TI Integrity Awards.
TIB is offering fellowships to undertake policy and action-oriented research on specific themes and issues related to fighting corruption and promoting accountability, transparency and good governance in Bangladesh. Overall objective of the fellowships is to facilitate new thinking and strategies on strengthening TIB’s social movement against corruption, especially greater public awareness and participation as well as collaboration and advocacy with all stakeholders including the Government.
Investigative Journalism Awards
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) introduced its Investigative Journalism Awards program in 1999. This is a competition for the journalists of Bangladesh to encourage investigative journalism.
Investigative reports published in any Bangla or English daily and weekly or broadcast on television are eligible for this competition. In case of print media, the original printed version has to be submitted while in case of television, the report has to be submitted in VHS cassette or CD format with full script. The entries are evaluated in the light of their success in exposing administrative irregularities and mismanagement and institutional and systematic corruption. A TIB-nominated jury panel evaluate the reports and their decision are considered final
As part of its Youth Engagement and Support (YES) programme TIB organizes Anti-Corruption Cartoon Competition to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December. The objective of the competition and this exhibition is to create greater awareness and motivation among the young generation to SAY NO TO CORRUPTION. It also gives the participants an opportunity to communicate their understanding about corruption and raising voice against this menace.
This Exhibition of Cartoon Against Corruption consists of cartoons which have received awards and special mention in two age groups of 13-18 and 19-35 years.
TIB organized the first anti-corruption cartoon competition and exhibition in 2006. A total of 316 entries were received from 150 young cartoonists. The large participation manifested the fact that there was not only a demand for it but also a commitment which kept on increasing in the following years. In 2007, number of entries rose to 747 and in 2008 it reached almost 800.
The aim of the competition was to develop leadership among the youth through raising awareness on various issues and to stimulate a dialogue on anti- corruption and good governance
Essay competitions are organized for students and youth on various occasions, especially to mark the International Anti-corruption Day (9 December).The essay competition is aimed at raising awareness among students of both school-college and universities.
TI Integrity Awards
The TI Integrity Awards, an annual event open to nominations worldwide, recognizes the courage of extraordinary individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact on reducing levels of corruption.