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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Awards Programs

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    Education A-List

    The Education A-List  recognizes the best institutions of higher education for career advancement in PR and marketing communications. Colleges and Universities are invited to apply, free of charge.

    Entry Deadline: Aug. 13, 2021

    View the 2021 Education A-List

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    CSR & Diversity Awards

    The Diversity Awards strive to amplify the voices and talents of communicators from diverse communities. In addition, they celebrate PR pros’ efforts to build a more inclusive industry. The CSR Awards showcase innovative examples of organizations giving back to communities via corporate social responsibility.

    Entry Deadline: Sep. 17, 2021
    Late Deadline: Sep. 24, 2021

    View the 2021 CSR & Diversity Awards Finalists

    CSR Professional of the Year
    CSR Team of the Year
    CSR Agency of the Year
    Ally Award
    Mentor of the Year
    Outstanding Educator of the Year
    Outstanding HBCU Educator of the Year
    Undergraduate Student of the Year
    Graduate Student of the Year

    HBCU Student of the Year

    Diversity Team of the Year
    Asian/Asian Pacific Islander Pioneer
    Black Pioneer
    Indigenous Persons Pioneer
    Latinx Pioneer
    LGBTQIA2+ Pioneer
    Persons with Disabilities Pioneer
    Community Affairs
    Corporate-Community Partnership
    Corporate CSR Program
    Diversity & Inclusion Program
    Employee Volunteer Program
    Environmental Stewardship
    Recruiting Program
    Mentoring Program
    Scholarship Program
    Sustainability/CSR Report

    Activism Campaign
    Campaign by a Black-Owned Business
    Campaign by a Latinx-Owned Business
    Campaign by A Non-US Based Company
    Campaign by an AAPI Owned Business
    Cause Branding Campaign
    CSR Event
    CSR on a Shoestring Budget
    Diversity & Inclusion Campaign
    Diversity & Inclusion Series
    Diversity and Inclusion Event
    Foreign Language Campaign
    In-House Diversity and Inclusion Campaign
    LGBTQIA2+ Centered Campaign
    Most Impactful Response to Racial Injustice
    Philanthropy Communications
    Social Good/Responsibility Campaign
    Video Storytelling
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    Nonprofit Awards

    PRNEWS’ Nonprofit Awards honor the most talented communicators that work hard to make the world a better place via nonprofit initiatives.

    Entry Deadline: Nov. 5, 2021
    Late Deadline: Nov. 12, 2021

    View the 2021 Nonprofit Awards Finalists

    Communicator of the Year - Association
    Communicator of the Year - Charity
    Communicator of the Year - Education/University
    Communicator of the Year - Government
    Nonprofit Team of the Year
    Advocacy Campaign and Lobbying Efforts
    Annual Publication or Brochure
    Corporate/Nonprofit Partnership
    Crisis Management
    Diversity and Inclusion Campaign
    Employee/Internal Communications
    Event PR
    External Publication or Report
    Fundraising Campaign
    Internal Publication
    Media Relations
    Member Communications
    PR on a Shoestring Budget
    PR or Marketing Campaign
    Social Media Campaign
    Social Responsibility Campaign/Initiatives
    Volunteer Program
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    Digital & Social Media Awards

    PRNEWS and sister brand, The Social Shake-Up, present the Digital & Social Media Awards honoring the year’s most outstanding digital and social media communicators and their campaigns.

    Entry Deadline: Dec. 3, 2021
    Late Deadline: Dec. 10, 2021

    View the Digital & Social Media Awards 2021 Winners

    Digital Communicator of the Year
    Digital Team of the Year
    Digital Firm of the Year
    Digital Leader of the Year
    Social Media Team of the Year
    Branding Campaign
    Campaign to Increase Followers
    Content Marketing Campaign
    Crisis Management Campaign
    Cross-Platform/Multichannel Campaign
    Digital Marketing Campaign ($250k and Under)
    Digital Marketing Campaign ($250k+)
    Digital Newsroom
    Digital PR Campaign
    Digital Product Launch
    Game Changer Campaign
    In-House Digital Marketing Campaign
    In-House Digital PR Campaign
    Influencer Campaign
    Mobile App
    Social Good Campaign
    Social Listening
    Social Media Crisis Management or Response
    Site Launch
    Site Redesign
    Video or Video Series
    Viral Campaign
    Facebook - Facebook Ads
    Facebook - Facebook Live Campaign
    Facebook - Marketing or PR Campaign
    Facebook - Community/Engagement
    Facebook - Original Content
    Facebook - Use of Video
    LinkedIn - Marketing or PR Campaign
    LinkedIn - Original Content
    LinkedIn - Use of Video
    LinkedIn - Community/Engagement
    Twitter - Marketing or PR Campaign
    Twitter - Community/Engagement
    Twitter - Use of Twitter Live
    Twitter - Original Content
    Twitter - Use of Video
    Instagram - Marketing or PR Campaign
    Instagram - Community/Engagement
    Instagram - Original Content
    Instagram - Use of Video
    Instagram - Use of Instagram Stories
    Instagram - IGTV or Instagram Live
    Snapchat - Marketing or PR Campaign
    Snapchat - Community/Engagement
    Snapchat - Original Content
    Snapchat - Use of Video
    Youtube - Marketing or PR Campaign
    Youtube - Community/Engagement
    Youtube - Original Content
    Youtube - Individual Video
    TikTok - Marketing or PR Campaign
    TikTok - Community/Engagement
    TikTok - Original Content
    TitkTok - Individual Video
  • Platinum PR Awards

    The most prestigious awards program of the year is here.

    And no, it’s not the Oscars—it’s the Platinum PR Awards presented by PRNEWS. For over two decades, the Platinum PR Awards have been hailed as the most coveted and competitive award in the communications space. The winners of this world- renowned recognition represent the best of the best—those that have reached the pinnacle of both innovation and industry knowledge. The individuals, teams and campaigns honored as preeminent forces in PR not only earn the sought-after Platinum Awards trophy but also a place in public relations history.

    Have questions? Check out this in-depth look at the Platinum PR Awards.

    Entry Deadline: Jul. 16, 2021
    Late Deadline: Jul. 23, 2021

    View the 2020 Platinum PR Winners

    View the Call for Entries Page


    Categories include:

    CEO of the Year
    Corporate Spokesperson of the Year
    Crisis Manager of the Year
    Marketer of the Year
    Measurement Expert of the Year
    Media Relations Professional of the Year
    PR Intern of the Year
    PR Professional of the Year: Agency
    PR Professional of the Year: Corporate
    PR Professional of the Year: Nonprofit
    PR Student of the Year
    PR Team Leader of the Year
    PR Trainer/Educator of the Year
    Marketing Team of the Year
    Agency of the Year: Boutique (5 or fewer employees)
    Agency of the Year: Small (6 to 25 employees)
    Agency of the Year: Medium (25 to 100 employees)
    Agency of the Year: Large (101 or more employees)
    PR Team of the Year
    24-Hour Campaign
    Campaign of the Year > Ecommerce
    Campaign of the Year > Education
    Campaign of the Year > Entertainment
    Campaign of the Year > Finance/Fintech
    Campaign of the Year > Healthcare
    Campaign of the Year > Sports
    Campaign of the Year > Travel/Hospitality/Tourism
    Campaign of the Year > Other
    Community Engagement
    Community Relations
    Content Marketing
    Cause-Related Marketing
    Crisis Management
    Employee Event
    Employee Relations
    Event PR/Marketing
    External Publication (print or online)
    Global PR Campaign
    Government and Regulator Relations
    Integrated Communications, Marketing & PR
    Internal Publication (print or online)
    Investor Relations
    Marketing Communications
    Media Event
    Media Relations: Agency
    Media Relations: Corporation
    Media Relations: Nonprofit
    Multicultural Campaign
    On a Shoestring Campaign
    Online Press Room/Media Center
    Product Launch, Consumer
    Product Launch, B2B
    Public Affairs
    Platinum "Best-In-Show" Award
    Use of Data and Measurement
    Virtual Event
    Visual Storytelling Campaign
  • Agency Elite Top 100

    PRNEWS’ Agency Elite Top 100 recognizes the top communications, marketing, and digital agencies. PR and comms agencies are invited to enter, free of charge, into this most exclusive club…THE AGENCY ELITE.

    Entry Deadline: Jun. 11, 2021

    Agency Elite Summit

  • 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: May 7, 2021
    Late Deadline: May 14, 2021

    View the 2021 Honorees
    Virtual Gala: July 28