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Digital PR and Social Media Awards

Awards to USA, Canada & International Nonprofits, Agencies
for Outstanding Marketing & Communication Campaigns

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Ragan Communications, Inc.

Deadline Date:

05/12/17

Description:

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Awards to USA, Canada and International in-house, agency and independent communication practitioners in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors to recognize outstanding work in digital public relations, communications, and social media. Applicants who apply by May 27 receive a discount on the entry fee.

Applicants are encouraged to enter with their best projects from this past year.

This year’s categories will cover all things digital PR communications and social media. Categories include topics such as digital and social media activity, use of digital and social media, campaigns, use of specific social media tools, and of course our grand prize categories.

Winners will be awarded in the following categories:

1) Digital & Social Media Activity: Award categories include Blog, Contest-Game, Digital Service/Product Launch, Event or Stunt, Intranet, Live Chat, Microsite or Custom Website, and Mobile App.

2) Use of Digital & Social Media: Award categories include Brand Awareness, Cause Advocacy, Community Engagement, Content Marketing/Brand Journalism, Employee Recruitment, Event Promotion, Executive Communications, Healthcare, Media Relations, Reputation Management, Video, Use of Visuals, and Website.

3) Campaigns: Award categories include Email Marketing Campaign, Media Relations Campaign, Multi Media Campaign, PR Campaign, Social Media Campaign, Specialty Campaign, and Viral Campaign.

4) Use Of: Awards will recognize use of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter.

5) Grand Prizes will be issued for Best Digital PR Campaign and Best Social Media Campaign.

Each category winner will receive:
-A featured write-up in a Special Edition of PR Daily
-An elegant trophy
-One complimentary registration to any Ragan event or conference in 2014 or 2015
-The winner of the Grand Prize will also receive a one-year membership to Ragan Training--a premium online training library featuring hundreds of hours of the very best content from Ragan events. Find out more about the site here: http://ragantraining.com/

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156310

Term of Contract:

This year’s program is open to any work in digital media and digital public relations executed between January 1, 2014, and May 20, 2015.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

These awards are open to in-house, agency and independent communication practitioners in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Enter your work, the work of your organization or submit entries on behalf of your client.

Companies from around the world are welcome to enter as long as the entry is submitted in English.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply online here: https://ragan.nonprofitcms.org/awards/Organizations/main/Home

Deadlines/Entry Fees:
Early Deadline: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (Save $50 per entry!)
Late Entry Deadline: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Staff will try to announce a list of finalist about 8 to 10 weeks after the close of the program. The announcement of the winners is usually about 3 or 4 weeks after this announcement.

The entry fee for this program is $295 per entry (entry fee for the Grand Prize category is $395). A late fee of $100 per entry may be added to entries after June 10, 2015.

Please note: Entry fees are non-refundable.

A late fee of $100 per entry may be added to all entries after June 25, 2014.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Danielle Schultz
312.960.4304
danielles@ragan.com

Staci Diamond
312.960.4671
stacid@ragan.com

Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc.
316 N Michigan Ave, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601

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