Entry Deadline: June 3, 2022

There have been many powerful stories to tell this past year—we want to hear about yours.

PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards celebrates the best work from organizations, agencies and independent consultants. We’re looking for creative content that told stories strategically. We want to know how you crafted engaging narratives that captivated audiences—in any medium.

This awards program will spotlight the content creators in marketing and communications who write, edit, film, curate, broadcast, publish or just plain create superb content to promote their brand, organization or client.

Tell us about content you created to meet a larger marketing goal, such as building brand awareness or attracting and retaining the industry’s best talent. You can also submit the content and campaigns themselves. We invite you to enter as many categories as you’d like in this year’s competition. Pro tip: You’ll save on multiple entries of the same project or campaign.

What makes a winner? Learn more about last year’s winners to see how your work measures up.

CATEGORIES

GRAND PRIZE

 Campaign of the Year

 Strategy of the Year

 Marketing Agency of the Year

 PR Firm of the Year

CONTENT MARKETING ASSETS

 Annual Report

 Brand Journalism/Online Newsroom

 Branded Blog

 Branded Content Site

 Branded Content Series (Print or Digital) – B2B

 Branded Content Series (Print or Digital) – Consumer

 Branded Podcast

 Community – Most Engaged

 Digital Publication

 Email Newsletter

 Event (Live or Virtual)

 Individual Blog Post

 Infographics

 Interactive Content

 Interview or Profile

 Microsite

 Multiplatform/Omnichannel Content

 Original Use of Social Media

 Photography

 Photography Series

 Print Publication

 Sponsored/Branded Content

 Use of Facebook

 Use of Instagram

 Use of LinkedIn

 Use of TikTok

 Use of Twitter

 Use of YouTube

 User-Generated Content

 Video

 Video Series

 Virtual/Augmented Reality Content

 White Paper/Special Report

CONTENT MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

 B2B Campaign

 Consumer Products Campaign

 Covid-19 Campaign

 Crisis Communications

 DE&I Communications

 Distribution Strategy

 Education Campaign

 Employee Communications Initiatives

 Financial Services Campaign

 Food and Beverage Campaign

 Health and Wellness Campaign

 Influencer Content Marketing

 Media and Entertainment Campaign

 Media Relations Campaign

 Newsjacking or Trend-Related Content Marketing

 Product Launch

 Social Justice Campaign

 Sustainability/ESG

 Technology Campaign

 Thought Leadership Campaign

 Travel, Hospitality and Tourism Campaign

 Other

CONTENT MARKETING FOR THE PURPOSE OF

 Brand Awareness

 Customer Engagement

 Employee Engagement

 Executive Communications

 Experiential Marketing

 Lead Generation

 Reputation Management

 Talent Recruitment or Retention

PEOPLE AND TEAMS

 Agency/Client Collaboration

 Content Marketers of the Year

 In-House Branded Studio

 Team 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:
    • Goals
    • Strategy and tactics
    • Execution
    • 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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 brendang@ragan.com.

This year’s program is open to any work executed between June 1, 2021, and June 1, 2022, inclusive.

ENTRY FEES

The fee for this program is $425 per entry into standard categories. The entry fee into the 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 3, 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.

W-9 Form / Tax ID Number Request

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.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email brendang@ragan.com.

Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to trophies or certificates.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Hannah Lavelle at 312-960-4628 or email hannahl@ragan.com.