Celebrate Excellence, Drive Change!
Are you ready to gain recognition for your company's exceptional commitment to CSR, ESG or diversity initiatives?
Ragan’s 2024 CSR & Diversity Awards is your opportunity to showcase your organization's outstanding contributions in these critical areas. If your work or your client's work is helping to make the world a safer, healthier, more equitable and sustainable place, we're looking for you.
Ragan will recognize all finalists – and announce category winners – at a special live event in 2024.
Don't miss your chance to shine in the world of CSR and diversity. Enter the 2024 Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity Awards. Your commitment to making the world a better place deserves to be celebrated. Let your story be heard and your impact be acknowledged. Enter now and make a difference.
Employee Volunteer/Community Relations Program
ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
CSR or ESG Event (Virtual or In Person)
Employee Engagement Campaign
Media Relations Campaign
Public Affairs/Issues Management Campaign
Report (CSR, DEI and/or ESG - Print or Digital)
Social Media Campaign
Trust & Transparency in Communications
Cause Advocacy Campaign
Corporate-Community or Nonprofit Partnership
Disaster Prevention or Pandemic Relief
Education or Scholarship Program
Fundraising and Philanthropic Initiative
Global CSR Initiative
Global ESG Initiative
Public Health or Safety Initiative
Cultural Celebration or Event
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment
Event (Virtual or Live)
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Executive Thought Leadership Initiatives
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment
Inclusive Language Initiative
Social Justice Campaign
Social Media Initiatives
PEOPLE AND TEAMS
Agency of the Year
Executive of the Year
Professional of the Year
Team of the Year
HOW TO ENTER
On the entry form, be sure to include a thorough synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your entry. The synopsis should be 350 to 900 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 additional documents, links, videos and URLs to your submission. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.
The award program is open to in-house teams, agencies and individual practitioners in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Vendors may also submit their work or their client’s work. Enter your work, the work of your organization or submit entries on behalf of your clients.
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 email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-960-4407.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between Feb. 1, 2023, and April 19, 2024, inclusive.
The fee for this program is $475 per entry into standard categories, and $550 per entry into Grand Prize categories.
A late fee of $250 per entry will be added to all entries received after 11:59 p.m. Central time, April 19, 2024.
Do you have a campaign, project, individual or team you'd like to enter into multiple categories? Pay the original entry fee, and then only $250 for each additional category!
All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you apply?
Ragan's CSR & Diversity Awards are the pinnacle of recognition in the fields of CSR, ESG and DE&I. By participating in these awards, you will:
- Gain the Recognition You Deserve: Your dedication to CSR and diversity deserves the spotlight. By entering these prestigious awards, you'll secure well-deserved recognition and respect from industry peers and stakeholders.
- Showcase Your Impact: Your CSR and diversity initiatives are making a difference. Share your success stories and show the world how you're positively impacting your employees and communities.
- Network and Learn: By participating, you'll connect with like-minded professionals and leaders in CSR and diversity. Gain valuable insights and inspiration to enhance your future efforts.
- Elevate Your Brand: Winning an award is more than a trophy; it's a powerful branding tool. Highlight your success in marketing materials, attracting new talent and retaining top employees.
- Drive Positive Change: Your participation can inspire others to step up their CSR and diversity efforts. Join this movement, be a role model and catalyze change in your industry.
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 results 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. You'll also save on multiple submissions of the same campaign or project.
Why are some deadlines extended?We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?Ragan will recognize all finalists—and announce category winners—at a special live event in 2024. All entrants will be notified in advance of this live event.
If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please email Brendan Gannon email@example.com or call 312-960-4407.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Hannah Lavelle at 312-960-4628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to trophies or certificates.