PRNews Awards

PRNEWS Awards spotlight the people, organizations and brands challenging assumptions, pushing boundaries and embracing the seemingly impossible to create winning campaigns. PRNEWS Awards community is comprised of communicators and marketers from corporations, agencies and nonprofits worldwide.

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Award Questions:
Contact Awards Manager Mary-Lou French at prnewsawards@accessintel.com

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Awards Programs

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    Digital PR Awards

    PRNEWS’ Digital Awards honor the year’s most outstanding digital communicators and their campaigns.

    Entry Deadline: Mar. 6, 2020
    Final Deadline: Mar. 13, 2020

    Winners Announced Online in May

    Categories include:

    Best Campaigns
    Branding Campaign
    Digital Marketing Campaign (100K and Under)
    Digital Marketing Campaign (100K-200K)
    Digital Marketing Campaign (200K-500K)
    Digital Marketing Campaign (500K+)
    Digital PR Campaign
    Media Relations Campaign
    Location-Based Campaign
    Public Affairs Campaign
    Social Listening Campaign
    Viral Campaign

    Best Use of a Specific Channel
    Digital-Out-Of-Home
    Email
    Podcast
    Video

    Top People
    Digital Communicator of the Year
    Digital Firm of the Year

    Best Use of a Social Platform
    Facebook
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Pinterest
    Snapchat
    TikTok
    Twitter

    Best Website/App

    Site Launch
    Site Redesign
    Microsite/Custom Site
    Mobile App

    Other

    Annual Report
    Cause marketing/CSR
    Content Marketing
    Contest/Game
    Crisis Management
    Employee Communications
    Influencer Campaign
    Product Launch
    Online Community
    Online Newsroom
    Game Changer Campaign

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    Top Places to Work in PR

    PRNEWS’ Top Places to Work in PR Awards honor the organizations that create a positive work environment that epitomize work-life balance, diversity and inclusion, and giving back to the community.

    Entry Deadline: Apr. 10, 2020
    Final Deadline: Apr. 17, 2020
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    Platinum PR Awards

    Entry Deadline: Jun. 5, 2020
    Final Deadline: Jun. 12, 2020

    Award Ceremony: September 30 in NYC

    Categories include:

    • 24-Hour Campaign
    • Activism Campaign
    • Agency of the Year
    • Anniversary
    • Annual Report
    • Best Launch - Consumer
    • Best Use of Artificial Intelligence/Virtual Reality
    • Best Use of Facebook
    • Best Use of Pinterest
    • Best Use of Snapchat
    • Best Use of Twitter
    • Best Use of YouTube
    • Blog
    • Boutique Firm (5 or fewer employees)
    • Brand Turnaround Campaign
    • Branding
    • Cause-Related Marketing
    • CEO of the Year
    • Community Engagement
    • Community Relations
    • Content Marketing
    • Corporate Communications
    • Crisis Management
    • Digital Communications
    • Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
    • Employee Event
    • Employee Relations
    • Entertainment Communications
    • Event Marketing
    • External Publication (print or online)
    • Financial/Investor Relations
    • Global PR Campaign
    • Healthcare Communications
    • Influencer Communications
    • Instagram Campaign
    • Integrated Communications, Marketing & PR
    • Internal Publication (print or online)
    • Large PR Firm of the Year
    • LinkedIn Communications
    • Live Streaming
    • Marketing Communications
    • Marketing Team of the Year
    • Measurement
    • Media Event
    • Media Relations
    • Medium PR Firm of the Year
    • Multicultural Campaign
    • On a Shoestring Campaign
    • Online Press Room/Media Center
    • PESO Campaign
    • Podcast
    • PR Professional of the Year
    • PR Team of the Year
    • Press Release
    • Pro Bono Campaign
    • Product Launch
    • Product Launch - B2B
    • Programmatics
    • PSA
    • Public Affairs
    • Re-Branding/Re-Positioning
    • Satellite Media Tours
    • Small PR Firm of the Year
    • Social Good Campaign
    • Social Listening
    • Social Media Campaign
    • Speech/Series of Speeches
    • Sports Marketing
    • Startup Communication Campaign
    • Trade Show/Event PR
    • Travel & Tourism Marketing
    • University Communications Program
    • Use of Data Insights
    • Video Program
    • Visual Storytelling Campaign
    • Website Marketing
    • Word of Mouth Marketing
    • GameChanger Award
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    Agency Elite Awards

    PRNEWS’ Agency Elite Awards recognize the top communications, marketing, and digital agencies.

    Entry Deadline: Jul. 10, 2020
    Final Deadline: Jul. 17, 2020

    Winners Announced Online in September

    Categories include:

    • Agency People > Account Lead
    • Agency People > Administrative Assistant/Gatekeepers
    • Agency People > General Manager/Partner
    • Agency People > Innovator
    • Agency People > Manager/Supervisor
    • Agency People > PR
    • Best in Show! > Agency of the Year - International (Outside North America)
    • Best in Show! > Agency of the Year - North America
    • Best in Show! > Boutique Agency of the Year (<5)
    • Best in Show! > Medium Agency of the Year
    • Client Campaigns > Branding
    • Client Campaigns > Cause-Marketing/Social Good
    • Client Campaigns > Community Relations
    • Client Campaigns > Content Marketing
    • Client Campaigns > Crisis Management
    • Client Campaigns > Government/NGO
    • Client Campaigns > Integrated Communications
    • Client Campaigns > Marketing Communications
    • Client Campaigns > Media Relations
    • Client Campaigns > Multicultural Marketing
    • Client Campaigns > Nonprofit/Association
    • Client Campaigns > Pro Bono Campaign
    • Client Campaigns > Product Launch
    • Client Campaigns > Product Relaunch/Repositioning
    • Client Campaigns > Public Affairs/Issues Management
    • Client Campaigns > Publicity
    • Client Campaigns > Social Media
    • Client Campaigns > Thought Leadership
    • In Agency Campaigns > Best for Diversity & Inclusion
    • In Agency Campaigns > Best Training/Education Program
    • In Agency Campaigns > Fastest Growing Agency of the Year
    • In Agency Campaigns > Internal Communications
    • Sector Campaigns > Beauty & Fashion
    • Sector Campaigns > Business to Business
    • Sector Campaigns > Environmental
    • Sector Campaigns > Financial
    • Sector Campaigns > Healthcare
    • Sector Campaigns > Hospitality/Tourism
    • Sector Campaigns > Sports
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    PR People Awards

    PRNEWS’ PR People Awards highlight the top talent whose work is making an impact in the field of communications.

    Entry Deadline: Aug. 14, 2020
    Final Deadline: Aug. 21, 2020

    Award Ceremony: December in D.C.

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    Top Women in PR Awards

    PRNEWS’ Top Women in PR Awards celebrate the talented women in PR and communications that continually set the bar higher.

    Entry Deadline: Oct. 9, 2020
    Final Deadline: Oct. 16, 2020

    Award Ceremony: November 10 in NYC

  • CSR & Nonprofit Awards

    PRNEWS’ CSR & Nonprofit Awards honor the most talented communicators that work hard to make the world a better place via corporate social responsibility and nonprofit initiatives.

    Entry Deadline: Nov. 6, 2020
    Final Deadline: Nov. 13, 2020

    Award Ceremony: March in D.C.

    Categories include:

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

    The Social Media Awards are presented by PRNEWS’ sister brand, The Social Shake-Up and recognize the most innovative social media campaigns and the movers and shakers behind them.

    Entry Deadline: Dec. 4, 2020
    Final Deadline: Dec. 11, 2020

    Winners Announced Online in April

    Categories Include:

    • LINKEDIN > Best Marketing Campaign
    • LINKEDIN > Best PR Campaign
    • LINKEDIN > Campaign to Increase Followers
    • LINKEDIN > Best Original Content
    • FACEBOOK > Best Facebook Live Campaign
    • FACEBOOK > Best Marketing Campaign
    • FACEBOOK > Best PR Campaign
    • FACEBOOK > Best Promoted Post
    • FACEBOOK > Campaign to Increase Followers
    • FACEBOOK > Community/Engagement
    • FACEBOOK > Contests/Games
    • FACEBOOK > Profile Page
    • FACEBOOK > Social Good Campaign
    • FACEBOOK > Use of Video
    • FACEBOOK > Best Use of Stories
    • TWITTER > Best Marketing Campaign
    • TWITTER > Best PR Campaign
    • TWITTER > Best Tweet Content
    • TWITTER > Best Use of Hashtags
    • TWITTER > Campaign to Increase Followers
    • TWITTER > Crisis Management Campaign
    • TWITTER > Customer Service
    • TWITTER > Most Engaged Followers
    • TWITTER > Social Good Campaign
    • TWITTER > Best Twitter Account Overall
    • TWITTER > Best Use of Twitter Live
    • INSTAGRAM > Best Contest
    • INSTAGRAM > Best Influencer
    • INSTAGRAM > Best Marketing Campaign
    • INSTAGRAM > Best PR Campaign
    • INSTAGRAM > Best Story
    • INSTAGRAM > Best Use of a Photo
    • INSTAGRAM > Campaign to Increase Followers
    • INSTAGRAM > Best IGTV
    • SNAPCHAT > Snapchat Campaign
    • SNAPCHAT > Best Marketing Campaign
    • SNAPCHAT > Best Use of a Contest
    • SNAPCHAT > Best Use of a Filter
    • YOUTUBE > Best Channel
    • YOUTUBE > Best Marketing Campaign
    • YOUTUBE > Best PR Campaign
    • YOUTUBE > Individual Video
    • Best App
    • Best Blog
    • Best Up and Coming Network
    • Best Use of Technology
    • Best Use of TikTok
    • Social Leading to SEO Growth
    • DIGITAL LEADER OF THE YEAR
    • BEST SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM