Ragan and PR Daily’s ACE Awards are unlike any other program we offer. Most of our awards programs allow you to earn recognition for your campaigns and projects. They’re a chance for your work to shine. Being an industry ace is all about what you bring to the table.
We want to celebrate your individual contributions to your organization and the industry as a whole. If your in-house team has been killing it this year, we want to know more. Is your agency the most respected in the industry? Tell us about it.
The impressive work you’ve done throughout the year reflects the amazing people within your organization. Let us shine a spotlight on you, your team or your agency.
If someone on your team or in your organization deserves accolades, you can also submit a nomination on his or her behalf. As the holidays approach, there’s nothing better than giving the gift of professional achievement.
We have more than 30 categories spanning three divisions. We’re looking to recognize everyone from individual marketers to specialty agencies to in-house events teams. Tell us why you’re the best of the best. Share how you’re Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE).
See a full list of categories and eligibility requirements, and read how to enter below.
These awards are open to in-house, agency and independent communication practitioners in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Enter your work, the work of your organization or submit entries on behalf of your client.
Companies from around the world are welcome to enter as long as the entry is submitted in English.
Contact Justine Figueroa to find the perfect category for your campaign or project. You can reach her at 312-960-4304 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s program is open to any work executed between Jan. 1, 2017, and Oct. 2, 2018, inclusive.
Each category winner will receive:
- A featured write-up in a Special Edition of Ragan.com
- An elegant trophy
- One complimentary registration to any Ragan event, webcast, or conference within 12 months of winning
The winners of the Grand Prize categories also will receive a one-year membership to Ragan Training —a premium online training library featuring hundreds of hours of the very best content from Ragan events. Find out more about the site here: https://ragantraining.com/
Are you a born leader who made things happen this year? Share with us what put you at the top of your field. Judges look for the complete package, not one-hit wonders. Please submit two outstanding projects in which you had the major role or two individual projects you produced in the last year.
Copywriter or Editor
Corporate Social Responsibility Leader
Digital or Video Producer
Event Marketing Professional
Government Communications or Government Public Affairs Professional
Health Care Communications Professional
Internal Communications Professional
Media Relations Professional
Nonprofit Communications Professional
Public Relations Professional
Social Media Professional
Industry Newcomer (less than five years’ experience)
Industry Veteran (more than 15 years’ experience)
IN-HOUSE TEAM DIVISION
You’re a strong squad of communicators who know both your industry and your audiences extremely well. In-house teams are masters of collaboration and experts in their industry; they know how to divide and conquer to get the most out of their individual talents. Please submit examples of two outstanding projects your team produced in the past year.
Digital or Video Team
Internal Communications Team
Public Relations Team
Social Media Team
Small Communications Team (1-9 people)
Large Communications Team (10 or more people)
*NEW!* Visual Design Team
AGENCY DIVISION - FULL SERVICE
There’s a huge difference between being known for a successful project and having the reputation of a high-performing organization. Why does your full-service agency consistently impress your clients and the world at large? Please submit two success stories from your organization from the past year.
B2B/Business Services Agency
*NEW!* Traditional Advertising Agency
AGENCY DIVISION - SPECIALIZED
There’s a huge difference between being known for a successful project and having the reputation of a high-performing organization. Why does your specialized agency consistently impress your clients and the world at large? Please submit two success stories from your organization from the past year.
*NEW!* Branding Agency
*NEW!* Design Agency
Digital Marketing Agency
Health Care Agency
*NEW!* Influencer Marketing Agency
*NEW!* Nonprofit PR Agency
Public Relations Agency
*NEW!* Social Media Agency
AGENCY DIVISION - BY SIZE
There’s a huge difference between being known for a successful project and having the reputation of a high-performing organization. How does an agency of your size consistently impress your clients and the world at large? Please submit two success stories from your organization from the past year.
Small Agency (fewer than 20 employees)
Midsize Agency (20-49 employees)
Large Agency (50 or more employees)
How To Enter
On the entry form, be sure to include a thorough synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your project. We ask that the synopsis be at least 1,000 words (max: 1,250 words) and include the following sub-headings (when applicable):
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
Be sure to follow the guidelines laid out in the category descriptions, as the judges will look for those elements when they select the winners.
You will be able to upload up to five additional documents to your submission. We encourage you to include press releases, design concepts, videos, analytics, testimonials and anything else you feel will give us a better sense of your project. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.
Supporting documents that can’t be uploaded to the system should be mailed to:
316 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601
If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Justine Figueroa at 312-960-4304 or email her at email@example.com.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.