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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    Agency Elite Top 100

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

    Entry Deadline: Sep. 29, 2023
    Late Deadline: Oct. 6, 2023

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    View the 2023 Agency Elite Top 100



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    PRNEWS Impact Communications Awards

    The PRNEWS Impact Communications Awards honor communicators who use their platforms for the betterment of their communities - as well as the global community at large – and the campaigns, initiatives, professionals, teams, rising stars, and lifetime pioneers that are helping to usher in a diverse, equitable future and redefine organizations’ role in the fight for global change.

    Entry Deadline: Oct. 13, 2023
    Late Deadline: Oct. 20, 2023

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    CSR Professional of the Year

    CSR Team of the Year

    CSR Agency of the Year

    Diversity Team of the Year

    DEIB+ Professional of the Year (NEW!)

    ESG Professional of the Year (NEW!)

    ESG Team of the Year (NEW!)

    ESG Agency of the Year (NEW!)

    Ally Award

    Mentor of the Year

    Women's Empowerment Champion

    Diverse-Owned Agency of the Year (NEW!)

    Employee Resource Group (NEW!)

    Pioneer Award


    Cause Branding Campaign

    Community Affairs

    Corporate-Community Partnership

    Corporate CSR Program

    Diversity & Inclusion Program

    Employee Development Initiative

    Employee Volunteer Program

    Environmental Stewardship or ESG Program

    Mentoring Program

    Recruiting Program

    Scholarship Program:

    Sustainability/CSR Report

    Stakeholder Engagement


    Activism Campaign

    Campaign by a Diverse-Owned Business

    Cause Branding Campaign

    CSR Event

    CSR on a Shoestring Budget

    DEIB+ Campaign

    DEIB+ Event

    DEIB Series

    Disability Awareness Campaign (NEW!)

    Education Campaign

    ESG Campaign (NEW!)

    Foreign Language Campaign

    Fundraising Campaign

    Gender Equality Campaign (NEW!)

    Global Campaign (NEW!)

    Human Rights Campaign

    Humanitarian Aid Campaign (NEW!)

    In-House Campaign

    LGBTQIA2+ Campaign

    Mental Health Campaign (NEW!)

    Multi-Platform Campaign (NEW!)

    Philanthropy Communications

    Pro-Bono Campaign

    Public Health/Safety Campaign (NEW!)


    Racial Equality Campaign (NEW!)

    Social Good/Responsibility Campaign

    Social Justice Campaign (NEW!)

    Sustainability Campaign

    Transparency or Trust Campaign/Initiative

    Video Storytelling

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    Digital Awards

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

    Digital and social media campaigns spanning all areas of PR, communication and marketing, including branding, influencer marketing, media relations, crisis communications, and more are invited to enter.

    Entry Deadline: Nov. 3, 2023
    Late Deadline: Nov. 10, 2023

    2024 Categories Announced Soon! 

    View the 2023 Digital Awards Winners



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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.

    This awards program is open to all individuals and teams worldwide at nonprofit organizations including associations, government organizations, universities and sole practitioners. Agencies and PR firms who are entering on behalf of a nonprofit client are also eligible.

    Entry Deadline: Dec. 1, 2023
    Late Deadline: Dec. 8, 2023

    2024 Categories Announced Soon! 

    View the 2023 Nonprofit Winners

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    Top Women Awards

    PRNEWS’ Top Women Awards celebrates the innovating, ceiling-breaking, game changing women dominating the communications industry. If you know a female leader who fights for her voice to be heard, navigates a team through a crisis with poise and inspires others to work smarter, she belongs on the annual Top Women list.

    Entry Deadline: Feb. 2, 2024
    Late Deadline: Feb. 23, 2024

    View the 2023 Honorees

  • People of the Year Awards

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

    This impressive roster of powerful PR players includes leaders and up-and-comers from Bospar, State Farm, Factory PR, Aflac, The Levinson Group, Ruder Finn, USPS and more. Congratulations to all of our 2023 honorees!

    Entry Deadline: Jun. 16, 2023
    Late Deadline: Jun. 23, 2023

    View the 2023 People of the Year Honorees

  • Platinum Awards

    2023 Finalists Announced! 

    For over two decades, the Platinum Awards have been hailed as the most coveted and competitive award in the communications space. Join PRNEWS on October 18 in NYC to celebrate our 2023 finalists who represent the best of the best—those who have reached the pinnacle of innovation and industry knowledge.


    Entry Deadline: May 6, 2023
    Late Deadline: May 20, 2023

    View the 2023 Platinum Finalists


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    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)

    Agency of the Year: LGBTQIA2+

    Agency of the Year: Minority Owned

    Agency of the Year: Women Owned

    In House Team of the Year


    24-Hour Campaign

    Activism/Advocacy Campaign



    Branding Reputation Campaign

    Campaign of the Year > Automotive

    Campaign of the Year > B2B

    Campaign of the Year > Beauty & Fashion

    Campaign of the Year > Cannabis/CBD

    Campaign of the Year > CPG

    Campaign of the Year > Ecommerce

    Campaign of the Year > Education/EDTECH

    Campaign of the Year > Entertainment

    Campaign of the Year > Finance/Fintech

    Campaign of the Year >Environment/Sustainability

    Campaign of the Year > Healthcare/Pharmaceutical

    Campaign of the Year > Retail

    Campaign of the Year > Restaurant/F&B

    Campaign of the Year > Sports

    Campaign of the Year > Travel/Hospitality/Tourism

    Campaign of the Year > Technology

    Campaign of the Year > Other

    Cause-Related Marketing

    Community Engagement

    Community Relations

    Content Marketing

    Community Relations

    Conference Marketing/PR Campaign

    Content Marketing Campaign

    Crisis Management Campaign

    Customer Relations

    Experiential Event

    External Publication (print or online)

    Employee Event

    Global PR Campaign

    Government and Regulator Relations

    In-House Campaign

    Influencer Campaign

    Integrated Communications, Marketing & PR

    Internal Publication (print or online)

    Investor Relations

    Launch Event

    Legislative and Regulatory Relations

    Marketing Communications

    Media Event

    Marketing Communications

    Media Relations Campaign: Corporation

    Media Relations Campaign: Nonprofit

    Multicultural Campaign

    On a Shoestring Campaign

    Platinum "Grand Prix" Award


    Pop-Up Experience

    PR Stunt

    Press Room

    Product Launch, B2B

    Product Launch, Consumer

    Public Affairs


    Use of Data and Measurement

    Video Series

    Visual Storytelling Campaign
  • SSU Social Media Marketing Awards Entry Deadline

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

    Entry Deadline: Mar. 17, 2023
    Late Deadline: Mar. 24, 2023

    View the 2023 Winners here.