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See the activists, artists, and organizations that were honored in previous years.

Hadiza Usman
Best Female Activist
Ahmed Gamal Ziada
Best Male Activist
"Stop the Bleeding"
Best Song
"The Battle for Land"
Best Picture
Tony Maake
Best Photo
Sharada Bhusal
Best Activist
Best Picture
"Corruption" by Radio & Weasel
Best Activist Anthem
Transparency International
Best Visual Effects
Open Duka
Best Special Effects
Open Budget
Best Visual Effects
Sely Martini
Best Activist in a Leading Role
Dr. Sley and Da Green Soljas
Best Activist Anthem
Rakesh Rajani
Best Director
Open Development Explained
Best Picture