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Ragan’s annual, highly anticipated Employee Communications Awards celebrates and recognizes the most outstanding internal comms campaigns and initiatives from the past year. This prestigious award program shines a spotlight on companies and individuals who have excelled in fostering effective communication, engagement and collaboration within their organizations.
As the corporate landscape rapidly evolves, effective internal communication has become a cornerstone for success. The Employee Communications Awards provides a platform for you to showcase your innovative strategies, compelling campaigns and inspiring initiatives that have transformed your organization's internal communication practices. We want to hear your success stories and recognize your efforts in driving meaningful connections with your workforce.
Entering the Employee Communications Awards is not just an opportunity to showcase your achievements—it's a chance to gain well-deserved recognition, inspire others in the field and elevate your organization's reputation as a leader in internal communication. Don't miss out on this incredible chance to celebrate your hard work and dedication. Join us as we recognize excellence and submit your entry today for a chance to be honored at the special industry event in early 2024.
Best Overall Intranet
Best Remote Work Experience/Culture
Employee Communications Campaign of the Year
Employee Communications Professional of the Year
Employee Communications Team of the Year
Alignment with External Communications
Innovation in Internal Communications
Interview or Profile
Measurement and Data
Mission and Values Communication
Partnership with Human Resources
Social Justice Communication
EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE CAMPAIGNS/INITIATIVES
Amazing Workplace Culture
Brand Ambassador Program
Employee Education/Training Program
Employee Recognition or Reward Program
Employee Resource Groups
Employee Volunteer Program
Employee Well-Being Program
Hybrid Workplace Strategy
Internal Event Strategy
Leadership Development Program
Talent Management Strategy
Total Rewards Program
Best Intranet Design
Instructional or Educational Content
Internal Social Network
Launch or Relaunch
REMOTE CULTURE CAMPAIGNS/INITIATIVES
Virtual Employee Engagement
Virtual Executive Communication
Virtual Team Meetings
Virtual Town Hall
Virtual Well-Being Programs
Company Overview Video
Training or Orientation Video
Best Employee App
Best Digital Collaboration Tool
Best HR Tool/Service
Best Wellness Tool/Service
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 email@example.com or call 312-960-4407.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between Sept. 1, 2022, and Sept. 22, 2023, 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, Sept. 22, 2023.
Do you have a campaign, project 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 Employee Communications Awards are the pinnacle of recognition in the fields of internal communications and employee experience. By participating in these awards, you will:
- Elevate Your Brand: Gain well-deserved recognition for your organization's internal comms and employee engagement efforts, demonstrating your expertise and commitment to excellence.
- Stand Out from the Crowd: Differentiate yourself from competitors and peers by highlighting your successful employee communications strategies and campaigns.
- Inspire Your Team: Celebrate the hard work and dedication of your internal comms team, motivating them to continue pushing boundaries and achieving extraordinary results.
- Gain Industry-wide Exposure: Showcase your achievements to a global audience of industry leaders, journalists and influencers, amplifying your reach and opening doors to new opportunities.
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 early 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 call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Hannah Lavelle at 312-960-4628 or email email@example.com.
Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to trophies or certificates.