PR News' Awards Programs

PR News programs provide PR professionals the opportunity to strategize, learn and network while showcasing their best communications initiatives. Contact Mary-Lou French at for more information on the programs below.


Agency Elite Awards | Entry Deadline: March 4
PR News’ PR Agency Elite Awards set benchmarks of excellence in client PR efforts. To enter, share with us your client success stories and tell us why—through clear explanations of objectives and measures of success—your agency belongs on the PR Agency Elite List.

Platinum PR Awards | PROGRAM WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 31 | 2016 Deadline: April 29
PR News' Platinum PR Awards salute the year’s most outstanding communications initiatives and programs in the highly competitive and dynamic PR arena. This coveted awards program set the industry standard for excellence across all areas of PR.

Top Places to Work in PR Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: June 3
Share why you love your firm or communications department! PR News is seeking your entry for its 2015 class of Top Places to Work in PR. The winners and honorable mentions in each category (agency, corporation, nonprofit/association/NGO) will be announced at an awards event in Fall 2015.

Digital PR Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: July 8
PR News' Digital PR Awards is the industry's top honor in the PR and communications digital space, recognizing outstanding digital initiatives among corporations, agencies and nonprofits.

Rising PR Stars 30 & Under Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: July 22
This program, honoring budding PR leaders and creative practitioners, is open to PR professionals age 30 and under.

PR People Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: September 16
The PR People Awards competition is your opportunity to showcase the top talent, the innovators and passionate professionals who day in and day out are making communications matter in the marketplace.

 Top Women in PR Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: August 19
PR News’ Top Women in PR Awards celebrates the women who have made bold advances in managing crises, developing brand messages, protecting and building brand reputations and creating content for digital platforms in the last year for their own organizations or for clients.

CSR Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: September 30
The CSR Awards program is the industry's best showcase for the most powerful, impactful social responsibility and green campaigns. The finalists in this awards program set new standards of excellence and lead the way for other organizations to follow.

Nonprofit PR Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: October 21
PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards Program is solely dedicated to honoring the most talented communicators and teams in the nonprofit sector.

Diversity in PR Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: November 11
PR News’ Diversity in PR Awards will recognize individual PR professionals, agencies, brands, government agencies, academic institutions, professional associations and nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated commitment to diversity and excelled at communicating their diversity achievements.

Social Media Awards | PROGRAM IS CLOSED | 2016 Deadline: December 9
The Social Media Icon Awards allow you to show off what you've done in the past 12 months and get recognized for all the hard work, interesting content and impressive results that you and your team have accomplished.



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