Was your organization behind communications campaigns, programs and initiatives that made the world a smarter, safer, healthier and more sustainable place?
PR Daily’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards will recognize the work that is changing the world for the better. Show us how corporate social responsibility is woven into the fabric of your mission.
You’re leading the charge on diversity, organizational transparency, service learning, public health and education. We want to see how you developed, promoted, executed and told stories about those efforts and how they’ve made a difference for your organization.
Looking for inspiration? Check out last year’s winners here.
Ragan will recognize all of this year's finalists—and announce category winners—at a special awards gala which will be held at a date to be determined.
See a full list of categories and eligibility requirements, and read how to enter below.
These awards are open to in-house, agency, independent communication practitioners and vendors 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 Brendan Gannon to find the perfect category for your campaign or project. You can reach him at 312-960-4407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between Jan. 1, 2019, and March 20, 2020, inclusive.
Each category winner will receive:
- A featured write-up in a Special Edition of Ragan.com
- An elegant trophy
- Fifteen percent off registration to as many conferences as you’d like within one year of the winner announcement
PLUS: Grand Prize winners receive all of the above, as well as a complimentary one-year membership to Ragan Training, our premier portal featuring hundreds of high-quality streaming videos that can be browsed by topic area, keywords or speakers.
Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
Employee Volunteer Program
Green and Environmental Stewardship
ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONS
Internal Communications Campaign
Media Relations or PR Campaign
Report (Annual or One-time) (Print or Electronic)
Social Media Campaign
Video or Visual Design
Cause Advocacy Campaign
Corporate-Community or Nonprofit Partnership
Disaster Prevention or Relief
Education or Scholarship Program
Fundraising and Philanthropic Initiative
Global CSR Initiative
Public Health or Safety Initiative
CSR Agency of the Year
CSR Campaign of the Year
CSR Professional of the Year
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 does not exceed 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.
Supporting documents that can’t be uploaded to the system should be mailed to:
10 S. LaSalle St., Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60603
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you apply?
Our award programs help you measure the success of your work and prove the value of your contributions to your organization. You can set yourself apart in the industry as an expert, which will open doors throughout your career. As a winner, you’ll earn publicity for your brand across our websites and social media audiences, discounted training at Ragan conferences, a custom write-up about your campaign and a trophy.
Who can enter?
Entries may be submitted by organizations worldwide. The only requirement is that entries be submitted in English. The program is open to in-house, agency, independent communication practitioners and vendors in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
What does it take to be a winner?
We look for top-quality work that shows clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit your business or client. Please provide metrics or media coverage that back up your claims, and share creative collateral such as videos, visual design or websites that were a part of your project.
Please look at our past award winners to see what gets recognized and rewarded.
We encourage you to submit the same campaign to multiple categories, if you feel they are relevant. Doing so increases your chances of winning.
What are the entry requirements?
The entry form requires that you submit a synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your project. The synopsis—no more than 1,250 words, please—should include the following sub-headings (when applicable):
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
Campaigns must have been executed within 12 months prior to the date we begin accepting submissions for a given program.
Why are some deadlines extended?
We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?
We try to announce a list of finalists six to eight weeks after the close of the program. The announcement of the winners comes about three to four weeks after the announcement of the finalists. Each announcement will be made with a headline on our website, in our daily email newsletter and on our social media platforms. Emails notify entrants in advance of these announcements. As deadlines are extended, so are expected announcement dates.
If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email him at email@example.com.
Thank You to Our Sponsor
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Hannah Lavelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.