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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    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.

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

     Start your 2023 nomination

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    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: Oct. 6, 2023
    Late Deadline: Oct. 13, 2023

    View the 2023 Agency Elite Top 100


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    Social Impact Awards

    The Social Impact 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


    CSR Professional of the Year

    CSR Team of the Year

    CSR Agency of the Year

    Sustainability Leader of the Year



    Ally Award

    Graduate Student of the Year

    HBCU Student of the Year

    Mentor of the Year

    Outstanding Educator of the Year

    Outstanding HBCU Educator of the Year

    Undergraduate Student of the Year

    Women’s Empowerment Champion



    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

    Environmental Stewardship or Best ESG Program

    Employee Development Initiative

    Employee Volunteer Program

    Scholarship Program

    Sustainability/CSR Report

    Diversity & Inclusion Program

    Recruiting Program

    Mentoring Program



     Activism Campaign

    Best Health/Public Safety

    Best Human Rights Campaign

    Best Literacy /Education Campaign

    Best Sustainability Campaign

    Best Transparency or Trust Campaign/ Initiative

    Cause Branding Campaign

    CSR Event

    CSR on a Shoestring Budget


    Global CSR

    Philanthropy Communications

    Pro Bono


    Social Good/Responsibility Campaign

    Video Storytelling

    Best Mobility Campaign

    Campaign by a Black-Owned Business

    Campaign by a Latinx-Owned Business

    Campaign by an LGBTQ-Owned Business

    Campaign by a Non-US Based Company

    Campaign by a Women-Owned Business

    Campaign by an AAPI Owned Business

    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


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    Digital Awards

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

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

    View the 2023 Digital Awards Winners



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

    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

  • Platinum Awards Entry Deadline

    For over two decades, the Platinum 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.


    Entry Deadline: May 5, 2023
    Late Deadline: May 31, 2023

    Start your 2023 entry

    View the 2022 Platinum PR Winners

    Extended Deadline: May 31, 2023


    Categories include:

    About WordPress


    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

    Start your 2023 Entry

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    Digital Agency of the Year
    Digital Communicator of the Year
    Digital Team of the Year
    Social Media Agency of the Year
    SEO Maven of the Year
    Social Media Team of the Year
    Social Media Marketer of the Year
    Activism/Advocacy Campaign
    Best use of Artificial Intelligence
    Brand Awareness
    Brand Partnership
    Brand Voice
    Cause-Related Campaign
    Celebrity Partnership
    Crisis Response Campaign
    Customer Service
    Diversity and Inclusion Campaign
    Employee Engagement
    Event Marketing Campaign
    Experiential Campaign
    Fundraising Campaign
    Global Campaign
    Integrated Campaign
    Launch Campaign
    Live Video
    Local Campaign
    Long Form Video
    Micro Influencer Campaign
    Macro Influencer Campaign
    Mega Influencer Campaign
    Mid-Tier Influencer Campaign
    NIL (Name/Image/Likeness) Campaign
    On a Shoestring Campaign
    Public Service Announcement
    Rebrand Campaign
    Repurposed Content
    Search Marketing Campaign
    Short Form Video
    Social Listening
    Sponsored/Paid Content
    Use of Social Commerce
    User-Generated Content
    Video Ad
    Video Series
    Viral Marketing Campaign
    Visual Storytelling Campaign
    Other Platform