The Freedom of Expression 1979–1999
Aldo Keel for his comprehensive contributions to Bjørnson research.
Kristin Brudevoll for her long-standing endeavours to promote Norwegian literature abroad.
Erik Damman for his committed attitude-shaping achievements.
Ørnulf Ranheimsæter for his outstanding essay art.
Nasa Borba, Belgrade, for the newspaper's defence of freedom of expression in Serbia.
Axel Jensen for his innovative poetry and strong defence of the freedom of expression.
Knut Wigert for his unstinting work with the Ibsen Museum in Arbinsgate and for his dedication to communicating Ibsen's words.
Harald Noreng for his completion of the Norwegian Dictionary of Riksmål.
Hans P.S. Knudsen for his tenacious research on the history of popular reading in Norwegian.
Carl Fredrik Thorsager, Sjølingstad, for his enthusiastic efforts to preserve a traditional industrial setting.
Helga Arntzen for her initiative to use, and valuable use of White Buses to Auschwitz.
Jon Godal, Coastal Museum, Rissa, and Sverre Ødegaard, Mining Museum, Røros, for outstanding museum work and the excellent presentation of culture.
Arild Haaland for versatile cultural work and committed, unflagging participation in the social debate.
Dagmar Loe for bold, investigative journalism and unselfish working methods in the press and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.
Anne-May Nilsen for her pioneer work that has made The Open Theatre a showcase for contemporary Norwegian drama.
Odd Abrahamsen for his poetic endeavours on behalf of the Baltic states.
Arquebus Museum of War History for tenacious voluntary work to preserve valuable material about Norway during the Occupation.
Svein Ellingsen, Erik Hillestad and Egil Hovland for their innovative activities in sacral art.
The Aur Prestegård Foundation for the reverent restoration of the tenant's house at the old parsonage.
Jahn Thon for insightful, stimulating literary criticism on the occasion of Arnulf Øverland's 100th birthday.
Egil Bakke for persistent financial publicist activities to the delight of his readers.
Edvard Beyer for his initiative to compile and work on the History of Norwegian Literary Criticism 1770–1940.
Elisabeth Gording for her life-long efforts on behalf of theatre for children and young people.
Grandmothers at Parliament Square for their ceaseless efforts to promote peace.
Sidsel Mørch for the dauntless use of the free word in her pioneering efforts for environmental protection.
Hå Gamle Prestegard for the restoration of a valuable farmyard and for organising dynamic cultural activities in the buildings.
Espevær Housewives Association for the pious restoration of the old House of Prayer.
Thomas Thiis-Evensen for first-rate cultural journalism.
Barthelemy Niava for promoting intercultural understanding by spreading information about African culture in Norway and making Norway better known in Africa.
Petter Wessel Zapffe for his multi-faceted and original writing.
Harald Tveterås for his seminal research on Norwegian publishing, bookstores and popular reading.
Birgitte Grimstad for her all-round accomplishments and lasting commitment to bringing cherished Norwegian and foreign ballads to life.
Lillebjørn Nilsen for his innovation of Norwegian ballad traditions as a lyricist, composer and artist.
Åge Rønning for his authorship, which is characterised by a creative imagination that stretches far beyond Norway's national frontiers.
Odd Kvaal Pedersen for far-sighted, far-reaching exertions to publicise information about the oppressed population of South Africa and to help address other problems in developing countries.
Radio Immigration for the active use of its autonomous local radio station to promote mutual understanding of the cultural and social conditions that apply to immigrants and Norwegians in Norway.
Anders Bratholm for his long-standing commitment and fearless use of free speech in the public debate, most recently in connection with a case of police violence.
Johs. Andenæs for, through the energetic use of free speech, having undertaken the task of educating the entire nation of Norway about the principles of jurisprudence and justice.
Carsten Smith for his work as chairman for the Saami Rights Commission.
Dag Sørli for his efforts to promote the printed word in Norway's northernmost region.
Arvid Hanssen for his authorship, which has enriched Norway's national ballad traditions and poetry by its authentic, dynamic and stylistically consistent use of the language of northern Norway.
Lars Roar Langslet for, through a combination of boldness and caution, having paved the way for experiments with freer forms of broadcasting.
Alf Steinsøy for, through his monumental local history of Solund, having shed light on the genealogical origins of the people in the westernmost settlement in Norway.
Anne-Lisa Amadou for her translation to Norwegian of Marcel Proust's cyclic novel In Search of Lost Time.
Hans Børli for the gifts he has given to the Norwegian people through his poetry.
Philip Houm for his contribution to the struggle for intellectual freedom and tolerance in an area where suppression and making heretics out of people who think differently has been ubiquitous.
Hermod Skånland for consistently, and in a frank, fearless manner, directing media attention towards certain misgivings about the development of Norway's economy.
Anne Ma Ødegaard for using freedom of speech to defend a disadvantaged group, despite the fact that she exposed herself to disapproval and criticism in her own environment.
Hans Heiberg (posthumous) for the vigorous, gifted and fearless - but never irresponsible – use of free speech over the course of 50 years.