Nominations for the Fritt Ord Prize 2021

January 6 2021

Each year, Fritt Ord awards the Fritt Ord Prize to individuals or institutions that have shown civil courage and worked to defend and strengthen freedom of expression and the conditions for it in Norway, especially by encouraging dynamic debate.

The Fritt Ord Foundation invites nominations for potential candidates for the prize. Nominations should be a maximum of 4000 characters long and include a brief description of the nominee’s efforts and a grounded justification for why the person or organisation in question deserves the prize. Please do not send attachments.

Nominations for the prize should be submitted to The email should be marked: “The Fritt Ord Prize 2021”. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Monday 25 January.

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s Board will review the nominations parallel to considering the Board’s own nominations. The nominations will not be made public.

The prize is the Fritt Ord Foundation’s highest distinction. It consists of theFritt Ord statuette crafted by Nils Aas, and a prize of NOK 500 000.

A list of former recipients can be found here.