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PR TELLS THE STORY.
THE PR DAILY AWARDS TELLS YOUR STORY.
Public relations professionals played a crucial role in delivering engaging communications this past year. Your work helped organizations and clients deliver influential messaging.
Enter the industry’s most esteemed recognition program from the brand you know and trust: PR Daily. Ragan’s PR Daily Awards will honor the best in public relations from the past year. The awards program will showcase the PR campaigns, events, initiatives, publications and more that led to success for your clients or organization. We're also featuring more than a dozen categories exclusively recognizing the best work in Health Care PR and Marketing.
Proving the value of your PR initiatives has never been more critical to positioning you and your team for future success. Winning a PR Daily Award is a testament to your hard work and innovation. Enter the industry’s top benchmarking program and showcase PR’s influence within the organization and the marketplace.
You and your team deserve the recognition! Ragan will recognize all finalists—and announce category winners—at a special Awards Luncheon in November.
Want to see what winning works looks like? Take a look at last year’s winners.
See a full list of categories and eligibility requirements and read how to enter below.
HALL OF FAME
Hall of Fame PR Campaign
PR Campaign of the Year
Arts & Entertainment Campaign
Beauty, Fashion or Lifestyle Campaign
Cause-Related Marketing Campaign
Community Engagement Campaign
Community Relations Campaign
Content Marketing Initiatives
Corporate Communications Campaign
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Campaign
Covid-19 Communications Campaign
Crisis Communication Campaign
DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Communications
Email Marketing Campaign
ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Communications
Event PR or Marketing Campaign
Food or Beverage Campaign
Global PR Campaign
Integrated PR & Marketing
Investor Relations Campaign
Media Relations Campaign
PR on a Shoestring Budget
Public Affairs Campaign
Public Service Campaign
Re-branding or Re-positioning
Reputation Management Campaign
Social Justice Campaign
Social Media Campaign
Sports or Outdoor Campaign
Thought Leadership Communications
Travel, Hospitality or Tourism Campaign
Use of Data and Measurement
Visual Storytelling Campaign
BLOGS, PODCASTS & PUBLICATIONS
Online Newsroom or Media Center
PR EVENTS (LIVE OR VIRTUAL)
Covid-19 Related Event
Press Event or Media Tour
Product or Service Launch
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS BY CHANNEL
PEOPLE AND TEAMS
Marketing Professional of the Year
Media Relations Professional of the Year
PR Intern of the Year
PR Leader of the Year
PR Professional of Year
Spokesperson of the Year
PR Agency of the Year
Agency PR Team of the Year
Corporate PR Team of the Year
Government/Nonprofit PR Team of the Year
Marketing Team of the Year
HEALTH CARE PR AND MARKETING
Social Media Campaign
Thought Leadership Communications
Health Care Communications Campaign of the Year
HOW TO ENTER
Take a moment to complete the entry form:
- On the online entry form, be sure to include a thorough synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your project. Tell us in 300-1,000 words why your work is deserving of recognition. When applicable, include the following sub-headings:
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
- Go here to complete the online entry form.
You will be able to upload additional documents to your submission and/or anything else you feel will give the judges a better sense of your work. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.
These awards are open to in-house, agency and independent communication 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 call 312-960-4407 or email email@example.com.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between June 1, 2021, and June 17, 2022, inclusive.
The fee for this program is $425 per entry into standard categories. The entry fee into the Hall of Fame or Grand Prize categories is $475 per entry.
A late fee of $199 per entry will be added to all entries received after 11:59 p.m. Central time, June 22, 2022.
Do you have a campaign, project, person or team you'd like to enter into multiple categories? Pay the original entry fee, and then only $199 for each additional category!
All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you apply?Our awards program helps you measure the success of your work and prove the value of your contributions to your organization or clients. 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 across our websites and social media audiences, a custom write-up about your success, an elegant trophy and more. Ragan will also recognize all finalists—and announce category winners—at a special awards luncheon in November.
Who can enter?Global organizations are welcomed—this awards program recognizes organizations and teams, worldwide, as long as the entry is submitted in English. 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.
What does it take to be a winner?We are looking for top-quality campaigns, projects, content, people and teams that show clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit their business or client. Please provide metrics and results that back up your claims, and share creative collateral such as photos, videos, URLs, documents or testimonials of your work. Please look at our past award winners to see what gets recognized and rewarded. We encourage you to submit the same work into multiple categories, if you feel they are relevant. Doing so increases your chances of winning.
What are the entry requirements?Tell us in 300-1,000 words about your work in the previous 12 months. See the How To Enter section for further information. You may also include supporting materials you believe will help our judges evaluate your entry.
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 eight weeks after the close of the program. Winners will then be announced at a special Awards Luncheon in November. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to trophies or certificates.
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.