This program is now closed.
Learn more about current programs here.
Does the challenge of internal communications excite you? Are you always seeking new ways to engage your staff and share information in an innovative manner? We can’t wait to see your work. One of our most popular award programs, Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards draws the finest internal communicators in the world.
We want to see how your strategy attracted the newest generation of the work force. You told your brand’s story and put your organization on the map as one of the best employers in your industry—show us how you did it. Share with the world how your employee communications interact with a growing, changing workforce.
You know you made a difference. Now we want to know how you made yourself the best in the industry. Show the world your daring plan, your bold execution, your astounding success.
This year’s program offers more than 25 categories covering digital and print publications, videos, intranet, employee communications and more. Enter more than one category to increase your chances of winning.
Scroll down to read more about this year’s program and categories. Want to know how your ideas and execution stack up? See last year’s winners here.
CONTENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
*NEW!* Digital Signage
*NEW!* Recruitment Campaign
Use of Social Media
Corporate Social Responsibility Program
Brand Ambassador Program
Employee Education Program
*NEW!* Internal Event Strategy
Value to Employees
PUBLICATIONS (ELECTRONIC AND PRINT)
Interview or Profile
Most Improved Design
*NEW!* Training or Orientation Video
Employee Communication Campaign 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 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:
10 S. LaSalle St., Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60603
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 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, 2017, and Aug. 1, 2018, inclusive.
The fee for this program is $395 per entry.
Entry fee for the Grand Prize category is $495.
Early bird submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Aug. 30, 2018 to receive the $50 discount.
A late fee of $100 per entry will be added to all entries after 11:59 p.m. Central time, Sept. 21, 2018.
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.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact on sponsorship team at firstname.lastname@example.org.