Entry Deadline: November 8, 2019
Late Deadline: November 15, 2019

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Does your work focus on making the world a better place? 

PRNEWS’ CSR & Nonprofit Awards program is dedicated to honoring the most talented communicators and teams that work hard to make the world a better place via corporate social responsibility and nonprofit initiatives. If your team has set new standards of excellence and are leading the way for others to follow, show us what you’ve done and get recognized for all your hard work.

The CSR & Nonprofit Awards are presented by the leading industry publication PRNEWS and are judged by a blue-chip panel of communications experts. Finalists will be celebrated at the CSR and Nonprofit Awards Luncheon in the Spring of 2020.

CSR Awards About


  • Advocacy Campaign and Lobbying Efforts
  • Annual Publication or Brochure
  • Annual Report
  • Cause Branding Campaign
  • Community Affairs
  • Corporate Partnership
  • Corporation (1,000-10,000 employees)
  • Corporation (10,000-25,000 employees)
  • Corporation (less than 1,000 employees)
  • Corporation (more than 25,000 employees)
  • Crisis Management
  • Digital PR & Marketing
  • Diversity Communications
  • Employee Relations
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Event
  • Green Campaign
  • Media Relations
  • Philanthropy Communications
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Social Good/Responsibility Campaign
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Sustainability/CSR Report
  • Video Initiative
  • Volunteer Program
  • Agency CSR A-List
  • Nonprofit Team of the Year
  • Professional of the Year

Entry Process

Entry Deadline

November 8, 2019

Late Deadline

November 15, 2019

The entry process is completed solely online:

You will create a new log in or log into your existing account on the entry portal. You will be guided through the registration process where all questions are required. You will be promoted to upload any supporting materials and accepted file formats will be specified. You can save the entry form and revisit at any time. An entry is complete when payment is fulfilled and the entry is submitted. Entrants are unable to revise or revisit an entry at any time after submission.

Entry Form Requirements:

A synopsis describing campaign content is required in the following areas:

  • Objectives
  • Strategy
  • Tactics
  • Execution
  • Evaluation of Success

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Supporting Materials

Supporting Materials can include anything that best represents the success of your work.

Examples include:

  • Websites
  • ROI Stats
  • Media Coverage
  • Press Materials
  • Testimonials
  • Research Documents
  • Videos
  • Photos

Who's Eligible?

The PRNEWS CSR & Nonprofit Awards are open to all agency, corporation, nonprofit/association, and government organizations. To be eligible, the campaigns or PR initiatives you are highlighting must have taken place (either in part or in full) between November 1, 2018, and November 1, 2019. 

National and international entries are accepted.

Entry Fees

The price of one entry is $425 through the entry deadline of November 8. A late fee of $275 will be applied to all entries submitted after then. If you enter one campaign in multiple categories, each additional entry will receive a $150 discount.

Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.




Submission Questions

For questions about the Nonprofit Awards, contact:

Mary-Lou French

Sponsorship and Advertising Questions

For information on sponsoring the CSR & Nonprofit Awards, contact:

Mike Coon