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Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards is dedicated to honoring communications work that is positively impacting communities, whether internally, locally or globally.
Were you or your team part of communications campaigns, programs and initiatives that made the world safer, healthier, more equitable and sustainable? We’re looking for organizations where CSR, ESG and DE&I are woven into the fabric of their mission and values.
We want to hear how you developed, promoted, executed and told stories about your CSR and ESG efforts and how they’ve made a difference for your organization—and beyond. This awards program will also recognize the passionate work you and your team were part of that promoted a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace culture.
Winners will be announced at a special awards luncheon in July 2022. They will also be featured in special editorial programming, receive an elegant trophy and more.
Enter Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards to earn recognition for the important work you, your team, your organization or clients are doing!
Employee Volunteer Program
Green and Environmental Stewardship
Trust & Transparency in Communications
ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
CSR Campaign of the Year
CSR On a Shoestring Budget
CSR or ESG Event (Virtual or In Person)
ESG Program of the Year
Internal Communications Campaign
Media Relations or PR Campaign
Report (Annual or One-time) (Print or Digital)
Social Media Campaign
Video or Visual Design
Cause Advocacy Campaign
Corporate-Community or Nonprofit Partnership
Disaster Prevention or Pandemic Relief
Education or Scholarship Program
Fundraising and Philanthropic Initiative
Global CSR Initiative
Public Health or Safety Initiative
PEOPLE AND TEAMS
CSR Agency of the Year
CSR Team of the Year
CSR Professional of the Year
ESG Team of the Year
ESG Professional of the Year
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment
Campaign by/for an AAPI-Owned Business
Campaign by/for a Black-Owned Business
Campaign by/for a Latinx-Owned Business
Campaign by/for a LGBTQIA2+ Owned Business
Campaign by/for a Women-Owned Business
Community Relations and Engagement
Cultural Celebration or Event
Event (Virtual or Live)
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Inclusive Language Initiative
Newsletter (Print or Digital)
Social Justice Campaign
Social Media Initiatives
PEOPLE AND TEAMS
DE&I Professional of the Year
DE&I Team of the Year
HOW TO ENTER
On the entry form, please include a thorough synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your entry. Tell us why your campaign, initiative, individual or team should be selected as the winner. We ask that the synopsis is a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 1,000 words and includes the following sub-headings (when applicable).
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
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.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-960-4407.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between Feb. 1, 2021, and Feb. 18, 2022, inclusive.
The fee for this program is $425 per entry.
A late fee of $199 per entry will be added to all entries received after 11:59 p.m. Central time, Feb. 18, 2022.
Do you have a campaign, initiative, individual 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.
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 community, 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?This awards program recognizes companies, organizations, individuals 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 initiatives, campaigns, individuals or teams that show clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit their communities, business or client. Please provide metrics and results that back up your claims, and share creative collateral such as photos, videos, 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 program, initiative, individual or team 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 CSR, ESG or DE&I 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 nomination.
Why are some deadlines extended?We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?Winners will be announced at special awards luncheon in July. 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 email Brendan Gannon at email@example.com or call 312-960-4407.
If you are interested in sponsoring this awards program, please contact Hannah Lavelle at 312-960-4628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to trophies or certificates.