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You made the magic happen.
Your individual or team work was the key to success for your organization or client(s), and we want to recognize your efforts. Ragan’s and PR Daily’s Communicators of the Year and 30 Under 30 Awards will honor the individuals and teams behind the scenes of communications victories.
Most of our awards programs showcase the end result: the communications campaigns and projects. Our Communicators of the Year and 30 Under 30 Awards recognizes you, the individual communicator or team, and your hard work creating these impressive campaigns or projects.
Were you the mastermind behind engaging campaigns or initiatives? Did you or your team dream up—and deliver upon—ambitious communications work that pushed the envelope and delivered for your organization or client(s)?
Your organization or client(s) have you to thank for their success this past year. Enter Ragan’s and PR Daily’s Communicators of the Year and 30 Under 30 Awards by Dec. 3 to earn the recognition you deserve for your hard work!
HALL OF FAME
Hall of Fame Honorees
RISING STARS OF THE YEAR (30 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER)
Rising Star of the Year Honorees
COMMUNICATORS OF THE YEAR
Academic/Higher Learning Communicator of the Year
Agency Leader of the Year
Blogger/Columnist of the Year
Community Relations Professional of the Year
Content Marketer of the Year
Corporate Communications Professional of the Year
Crisis Communicator of the Year
CSR/ESG Professional of the Year
Digital Communicator of the Year
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Communicator of the Year
Editor of the Year
Educator/Trainer of the Year
Financial Communicator of the Year
Government Communicator of the Year
Health Care Communicator of the Year
HR Communicator of the Year
Influencer of the Year
Intern of the Year
Internal Communicator of the Year
Intranet Expert of the Year
Investor Relations Professional of the Year
Marketer of the Year
Measurement/Data Professional of the Year
Media Relations Professional of the Year
Mentor of the Year
Nonprofit Communicator of the Year
Podcaster of the Year
PR Professional of the Year—Agency
PR Professional of the Year—Corporate
PR Professional of the Year—Nonprofit
PR Team Leader
Publicist of the Year
Public Affairs Professional of the Year
Social Media Communicator of the Year
Speechwriter of the Year
Spokesperson of the Year
Team Builder of the Year
Tech Communicator of the Year
Video/Visual Communicator of Year
Wellness Communicator of the Year
TEAMS OF THE YEAR
Agency Team of the Year—Single Campaign
Agency Team of the Year—Multiple Campaigns
Communications Team of the Year—Less than 25 team members
Communications Team of the Year—25 team members or more
Creative/Digital Team of the Year—1 to 9 people
Creative/Digital Team of the Year—10 to 24 people
Creative/Digital Team of the Year—25 people or more
Editorial/Content Team of the Year—1 to 9 people
Editorial/Content Team of the Year—10 to 24 people
Editorial/Content Team of the Year—25 people or more
Internal Communications Team of the Year—1 to 9 people
Internal Communications Team of the Year—10 to 24 people
Internal Communications Team of the Year—25 people or more
Marketing Team of the Year—1 to 9 people
Marketing Team of the Year—10 to 24 people
Marketing Team of the Year—25 people or more
Public Relations Team of the Year—1 to 9 people
Public Relations Team of the Year—10 to 24 people
Public Relations Team of the Year—25 people or more
Social Media Team of the Year—1 to 9 people
Social Media Team of the Year—10 to 24 people
Social Media Team of the Year—25 people or more
HOW TO ENTER
Individual or Team Entries: Tell us in 300 to 1,000 words about the nominee’s or team's accomplishments in the previous 12 months. Please include specific initiatives or projects that have distinguished the nominee or team among their peers. When applicable, please include the following sub-headings:
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
Hall of Fame Entries: In 300 to 1,000 words, describe specific lifetime achievements and/or examples of the nominee’s impact within their department and beyond throughout their entire career. The list of Hall of Fame honorees will be those who have distinguished themselves among their peers with meaningful lifetime achievements.
You also may include other information that you feel strengthens your entry.
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 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 and teams in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Enter your work, the work of your team or submit entries on behalf of your clients or colleagues.
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 Dec. 1, 2020, and Dec. 1, 2021, inclusive.
The price of each entry is $425.
For entries submitted between Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, 2021, there will be a $199 late fee added per entry.
Payment in full must accompany the entry. All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.
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 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 and a trophy.
Who can enter?Nominations may be submitted on behalf of individuals or teams, worldwide. Self-nominations, as well as nominations on behalf of colleagues or clients are accepted. The only requirement is that entries be submitted in English. This program is open to communication practitioners and teams 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. If applicable, 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 the nominee's projects. Please look at our past award winners to see what gets recognized and rewarded.
What are the entry requirements?Tell us in 300-1,000 words or less about the nominee’s or team's accomplishments in the previous 12 months; Hall of Fame entries honors lifetime achievements. See the How To Enter section for further information. The winning list of Communicators of the Year and 30 Under 30 honorees will be those who have distinguished themselves among their peers with meaningful achievements. You may also include supporting materials you believe will help our judges evaluate your nomination.
Why are some deadlines extended?We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?Honorees will be announced in spring 2022. Announcements 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.
If you are interested in sponsoring Ragan's & PR Daily's Communicators of the Year & 30 Under 30 Awards, 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.