The Fritt Ord Prize
The Fritt Ord Prize is the institution’s highest distinction. The Prize is an acknowledgement accorded to individuals or institutions engaged in activities deemed especially worthwhile in the light of the institution’s objects clause.
According to the statutes of the Foundation, the Prize is preferably to be awarded in early May each year in connection with the commemoration of Norway’s liberation from German Occupation. In extraordinary cases, two Prizes can be awarded during the same year, or the Prize can be divided between two recipients. The Prize is accompanied by the Fritt Ord statuette, crafted by Nils Aas, and a sum of money. The decision to award the Prize is made by the Fritt Ord Foundation’s Board of Trustees.