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Get ahead by getting recognized with a PR Daily Award!
The PR Daily Awards reflect the incredible talent and leadership in the field of communications and point to the increasing influence of communications in all sectors of the marketplace. You’re invited to share with us the best work from you and your team so we can shine a well-deserved spotlight on your efforts.
This prestigious awards program recognizes the top PR, marketing and social media campaigns and content worldwide. Enter your campaigns, projects and initiatives that captivated and engaged audiences, boosted sales and lifted your brand.
We will honor all finalists—and announce category winners—at a special live event in December 2023. If you’ve been part of impressive comms work this past year, this is THE program for you.
PR Campaign of the Year
Cause-Related Marketing Campaign
Community Relations Campaign
Content Marketing Initiatives
Corporate Communications Campaign
Covid-19 Communications Campaign
Event PR or Marketing Campaign
Financial Communications/Investor Relations
Global PR Campaign
Integrated PR & Marketing
Media Relations Campaign
PR on a Shoestring Budget
Pro Bono Campaign
Public Affairs Campaign
Public Service Campaign
Re-branding or Re-positioning Campaign
Social Justice/Advocacy Campaign
Social Media Campaign
Thought Leadership Communications
Use of Artificial Intelligence
Use of Data and Measurement
Visual Storytelling Initiatives
CAMPAIGNS BY INDUSTRY
Arts, Entertainment and Media Campaign
Beauty, Fashion or Lifestyle Campaign
Consumer Packaged Goods Campaign
Food and Beverage Campaign
Hospitality and Tourism Campaign
Professional Services Campaign
Technology and Information Services Campaign
HEALTHCARE PR AND MARKETING
Marketing Campaign of Year
PR Campaign of Year
Social Media Campaign of Year
VIDEO, PODCASTS, PUBLICATIONS AND MORE
College Education Program of the Year
Online Newsroom or Media Center
PR EVENTS (LIVE OR VIRTUAL)
Press Event or Media Tour
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS BY CHANNEL
PEOPLE AND TEAMS
Marketing Professional of the Year
Media Relations Professional of the Year
PR Executive of the Year
PR Professional of the Year
PR Educator of the Year
Spokesperson of the Year
Young Professional of the Year
PR Agency of the Year
Corporate PR Team of the Year
Government/Nonprofit PR Team of the Year
Marketing Team of the Year
Social Media Team of the Year
PLUS: PR Hall of Fame (must have 20+ years of experience in PR)
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 May 1, 2022, and May 19, 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, May 12, 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?Our PR Daily Awards is the industry's most prestigious awards program, helping you measure the success of your work and prove the value of your contributions to your organization or clients. As a winner, you’ll earn publicity for your brand across our websites and social media audiences, 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 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 December 2023.
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.