Celebrating the best in nonprofit communications!
Were you part of communication efforts that were instrumental in the success of your nonprofit organization or client?
PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Awards shine a spotlight on the meaningful work you and your team are doing to advocate for, build awareness of or raise funds for important nonprofit causes, initiatives or organizations; they are a celebration of the passion that drives your organization.
Whether it's a groundbreaking campaign, innovative storytelling or impactful community engagement, if you are passionate about making a meaningful impact through your nonprofit's or your nonprofit client’s communication efforts, this awards program is the perfect platform to showcase your work.
By participating, you’re joining a network of like-minded nonprofits, industry experts and potential collaborators. PR Daily will host a special live event in September in New York City, where we will recognize all finalists and announce category winners. This special industry event is the perfect opportunity to network and celebrate with your peers, opening doors to partnerships, funding avenues and insights that could propel your mission forward.
Enter PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Awards to showcase your influential work!
Nonprofit Communications Campaign of the Year
Nonprofit Communications Professional of the Year
Nonprofit Communications Rising Star of the Year
Nonprofit Communications Team of the Year
Corporate-Nonprofit Partnership of the Year
CAMPAIGNS AND COMMUNICATION
Advocacy or Awareness Campaign
Branding or Rebranding Campaign
Content Marketing Strategy
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Communications
Donor Relations Strategy
Email Marketing Campaign
Event PR and Marketing
Executive Visibility Campaign
Global Communications Campaign
Innovation in Nonprofit Communications
Media Relations Campaign
Personalized Communications Strategy
PR or Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
Public Affairs Campaign
Social Media Campaign
Use of Artificial Intelligence
Use of Augmented and Virtual Reality
CSR or ESG Report
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 April 1, 2023, and April 19, 2024, inclusive.
The fee for this program is $425 per entry into standard categories, and $475 per entry into Grand Prize categories.
A late fee of $199 per entry will be added to all entries received after 11:59 p.m. Central time, April 12, 2024.
Do you have a campaign, project, 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?
PR Daily's Nonprofit Communications Awards are the pinnacle of recognition in the fields of nonprofit comms. By participating in these awards, you will:
- Recognition and Credibility: Winning or even being nominated for an award enhances your organization's credibility and recognition within the nonprofit sector. It can serve as a stamp of approval for the quality and impact of your communication efforts.
- Showcasing Achievements: Awards provide an opportunity to showcase your nonprofit's achievements in communication. It allows you to highlight successful campaigns, innovative strategies, and the positive outcomes of your initiatives.
- Networking Opportunities: Participation in awards events often comes with networking opportunities. Connecting with other nonprofits, industry experts, and potential collaborators can open doors to new partnerships, funding opportunities, and valuable insights.
- Boosting Team Morale: Being recognized for excellence in nonprofit communications can boost the morale of your team. It acknowledges their hard work, dedication, and creativity, motivating them to continue striving for excellence in their communication efforts.
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 September of 2024. 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 email Brendan Gannon email@example.com or call 312-960-4407.
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.