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Awards Timeline

Entry Deadline:
November 4, 2016

Extended Deadline:
November 16, 2016

Awards Luncheon:
December 6, 2016 in D.C.

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PR News' Diversity & Inclusion Awards celebrate the individuals championing diversity in the workplace as well as the agencies, corporations and nonprofits who are displaying their commitment to diversity through client work and in-house campaigns. Enter Today!

This program is open to agencies that created diversity initiatives on behalf of clients as well as HR and communications teams at corporations, government associations, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations. Self-nominations are accepted for the Diversity & Inclusion Leader award. PR News will celebrate the winners at the December 6 PR News Winter Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Categories

Diversity & Inclusion Leader: PR, communications, marketing and HR professionals of all titles and years of experience who have demonstrated leadership in building diversity in the workplace.

Diversity Campaigns: Innovative campaigns that have furthered the advancement of diversity and inclusion. Agencies that have developed diversity campaigns on behalf of clients as well as communications and HR teams at corporations, government associations, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations that have developed successful diversity campaigns in-house are eligible to enter.

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Who Should Enter

Diversity & Inclusion Leader Category: PR, communications, marketing and HR professionals of all titles and years of experience who have demonstrated leadership in building diversity in the workplace. Individuals can be from organizations of all types worldwide.

Diversity Campaign Category: Agencies that have developed diversity campaigns on behalf of clients as well as communications and HR teams at corporations, government associations, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations that have developed successful diversity campaigns in-house are eligible to enter. Both domestic and international organizations are eligible.

Please note that the names and identities of all nominators will remain confidential, but the information provided will be used for judging purposes and for coverage in PR News Online.

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Deadlines / Entry Fees

Entry Deadline: November 4, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Late Deadline: November 16, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. EST
All entries must be finalized by November 16, 2016.

Entry Fees:
The price of each primary entry is $425. There is a late entry surcharge of $275 per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry.

For entries submitted between November 5 and November 16, 2016 please add a $275 late fee per entry. Finalists will be notified in November 2016 and honored during at PR News' Winter Awards Luncheon on December 6, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

If you would like to pay by check, please mail the check to:

Mary Lou French / Diversity & Inclusion Awards
Access Intelligence
9211 Corporate Blvd., 4th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

How are the entries judged?

Entries are judged by a blue-chip panel of PR executives, as well as by the staff of PR News. We evaluate your entry based on the criteria listed in your entry synopsis. The honorees will also be selected by a panel of PR executives, the staff of PR News as well as your peers.

Who is eligible to win an award?

We are celebrating public relations, marketing, communications and HR professionals of all titles and years of experience, as well as all innovative diversity campaigns from corporations, agencies, agencies on behalf of clients who created diversity initiatives, nonprofit organizations, associations and educational institutions committed to the advancement of diversity.

When and where will the Awards Luncheon be held?

Winners will receive their award during PR News' Winter Awards Luncheon on December 6, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Where can I find past winners?

You can view the honorees from last year's awards program here.

What is your tax ID number?

52-2270063

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Contact & Sponsorship Information

For questions regarding PR News' Diversity & Inclusion Awards, contact Marketing Manager Rachel Scharmann at rscharmann@accessintel.com; 301-354-1713. For sponsorship information, contact Account Executive Lindsay Silverberg at lindsay@prnewsonline.com; 301-354-1716.

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