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Are you ready to shine a spotlight on your outstanding media relations achievements? Look no further than the prestigious PR Daily Media Relations Awards.
PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards will showcase your innovative strategies for securing media coverage, your ability to remain calm during a crisis, your knack for crafting engaging stories and more. This is the premiere program for recognizing the best media relations campaigns, events and initiatives from the past year.
The program offers a diverse range of categories that reflect the multifaceted nature of media relations. Whether you excel in crisis communications, media pitching, social media engagement, or influencer partnerships, there's a category that perfectly aligns with your expertise. If you’ve been a part of campaigns and initiatives that led to success for your organization or client, we want to hear about it.
PR Daily will honor all finalists—and announce category winners—at a special live event in December at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Winners will also receive editorial recognition on the Ragan networks, an awards trophy and profile and a marketing tool kit to help promote you and your team’s accomplishments.
Enter PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards to earn recognition for your work from the past year!
Media Relations Campaign of the Year: Over $50,000
Media Relations Campaign of the Year: Under $50,000
Media Relations Campaign of the Year: Under $10,000
Media Relations Professional of the Year
Brand Messaging or Positioning
Content Marketing and Brand Journalism
Crisis or Reputation Management
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Data-Driven and Measurement
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Exclusive Content Strategy
Global Media Relations
Governmental or Public Affairs Media Relations
Innovation in Media Relations
Integrated Marketing Communications
New Product or Service Launch
Press Event or Media Tour
Stunt or Special Event
Traditional and New Media Integration
Use of a Celebrity or Personality
HOW TO ENTER
On the entry form, be sure to include a thorough synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your entry. The synopsis should be 350 to 900 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 additional documents, links, videos and URLs to your submission. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.
The award program is open to in-house teams, agencies and individual 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 email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-960-4407.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between Aug. 1, 2022, and Aug. 18, 2023, inclusive.
The fee for this program is $475 per entry into standard categories, and $550 per entry into Grand Prize categories.
A late fee of $250 per entry will be added to all entries received after 11:59 p.m. Central time, Aug. 18, 2023.
Do you have a campaign, project or team you'd like to enter into multiple categories? Pay the original entry fee, and then only $250 for each additional category!
All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you apply?
The Ragan Media Relations Awards are the pinnacle of recognition in the field of media relations. By participating in these awards, you will:
- Elevate Your Brand: Gain well-deserved recognition for your organization's media relations efforts, demonstrating your expertise and commitment to excellence.
- Stand Out from the Crowd: Differentiate yourself from competitors and peers by highlighting your successful media relations strategies and campaigns.
- Inspire Your Team: Celebrate the hard work and dedication of your media relations team, motivating them to continue pushing boundaries and achieving extraordinary results.
- Gain Industry-wide Exposure: Showcase your achievements to a global audience of industry leaders, journalists, and influencers, amplifying your reach and opening doors to new opportunities.
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?We look for top-quality work that shows clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit your business or client. Please provide metrics or results 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. You'll also save on multiple submissions of the same campaign or project.
Why are some deadlines extended?We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?Ragan will recognize all finalists—and announce category winners—at a special live event in December 2023. All entrants will be notified in advance of this live event.
If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email email@example.com.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, 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.