Was your organization behind communications campaigns, programs and initiatives that made the world safer, healthier, more equitable and sustainable?
Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards will recognize the work that is positively impacting our communities, whether internally, locally or globally. Show us how corporate social responsibility, environmental, social and governance and diversity, equity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of your mission and values.
As you are leading the charge on diversity, organizational transparency and social good, we want to see how you developed, promoted, executed and told stories about those efforts and how they’ve made a difference for your organization—and beyond.
This awards program will recognize the hard work you and your team put into the immensely important challenge of promoting a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace culture. The Awards will recognize the campaigns, commitments, initiatives and people that were instrumental in ensuring your organization is a welcoming place for all. We’ll shine a spotlight on the communications efforts that kept employees involved and engaged, even during a pandemic.
This year’s CSR & Diversity Awards feature categories that showcase both CSR, DE&I and ESG campaigns, initiatives and programs.
Enter Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards to earn recognition for the important work you, your team and your organization are doing! Winners will be featured in special editorial programming and will receive awards trophies and more.
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 call 312-960-4407 or email email@example.com.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between Jan. 1, 2020, and March 1, 2021, inclusive.
The fee for this program is $425 per entry.
A late fee of $199 per entry will be added to all entries after 11:59 p.m. Central time, March 5, 2021.
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!
How To Enter
Campaign or Initiative Entries: 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 no more than 1,000 words and include the following sub-headings (when applicable):
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
Individual or Team Entries: Tell us in 1,000 words or less about the nominee’s or team's accomplishments in the previous 12 months. Winners will be those who have distinguished themselves among their peers with meaningful achievements. Please include examples of creative campaigns or initiatives that have proved beneficial to your organization or clients. When applicable, please include the following sub-headings:
- 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 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
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, 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?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—and you'll receive discounted rates on additional entries.
Why are some deadlines extended?We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?Finalists will be announced in spring 2021. The announcement of the winners comes about 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 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 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.