Visuals have the power to connect with audiences on a uniquely emotional level. They captivate audiences and keep them coming back for more.
PR Daily’s Video & Visual Awards will showcase the individual communicators, teams and agencies that used the power of visuals to tell compelling stories and engage audiences.
Share with us how your videos and visual designs grabbed audience attention—both internally and externally. What stories did they tell? How did they lead to success for your campaigns, projects or initiatives? What made them unique and special? We want to hear it all.
This year’s program offers more than 40 categories covering a wide range of video and visual design attributes and topics. You can enter more than one category to increase your chances of winning—and save on multiple submissions of the same campaign or project.
Scroll down to read more about this year’s program and categories, then check out last year’s winners to see what winning work looks like.
See a full list of categories and eligibility requirements, and read how to enter below.
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, 2018, and Nov. 1, 2019, inclusive.
Each category winner will receive:
- A featured write-up in a Special Edition of Ragan.com
- An elegant trophy
- Fifteen percent off registration to as many conferences as you’d like within one year of the winner announcement
PLUS: Grand Prize winners receive all of the above, as well as a complimentary one-year membership to Ragan Training, our premier portal featuring hundreds of high-quality streaming videos that can be browsed by topic area, keywords or speakers.
VIDEOS BY TOPIC
Charitable or Nonprofit Video
Crisis Management Video
Executive Communication Video
Internal Communications Video
News Story Video
Organization Overview Video
Product Marketing Video
Public Relations Video
*NEW* Public Service Announcement Video
Recruitment or Employer Branding Video
*NEW* Travel, Tourism or Hospitality Video
TV Advertising Campaign
*NEW* Workplace Culture Video
*NEW* Augmented or Virtual Reality Video
Low-Budget Video (Under $2,500)
Use of a Celebrity or Personality
Illustration or Animated Design
Internal Communications Design
*NEW* Motion Graphics
Social Impact Design
Social Media Design
Grand Prize: Best Overall Video
Grand Prize: Visual Design 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:
316 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you apply?Our award programs help you measure the success of your work and prove the value of your contributions to your organization. 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 for your brand across our websites and social media audiences, free training at a Ragan conference of your choice, 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. Most programs are open to in-house, agency and independent communication practitioners in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Our Nonprofit PR Awards are reserved for nonprofit organizations.
What does it take to be a winner?Although each award program is unique, we look for top-quality work that shows clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit your business or client. Please provide metrics or media coverage 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.
What are the entry requirements?The entry form requires that you submit a synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your project. The synopsis—1,000 to 1,250 words, please—should include the following sub-headings (when applicable):
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
Why are some deadlines extended?We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
Who are the judges?We currently work exclusively with an external judging partner. We are not looking for new judges for our programs at this time.
When will I find out results?We try to announce a list of finalists six to eight weeks after the close of the program. The announcement of the winners comes about three to four weeks after the announcement of the finalists. 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 in advance 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 him at email@example.com.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Kristin Farmer at 312-960-4405 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.