The 2nd annual Diversity Distinction in PR Awards supported by the Council of Public Relations Firms in association with PRWeek are now open. These awards honor excellence in promoting ethnic diversity within the PR sector. They support and inspire professionals of diverse backgrounds and those who strive to encourage and strengthen diversity across the PR workforce.
Recognition will be awarded in three areas, with additional categories for corporations, and small and large PR firms this year:
Best Diversity Initiative - Open to PR agencies only
This award honors a communications firm's successful initiative to improve ethnic diversity so that it permeates all levels and divisions of the organization.
Two winners will be rewarded. (1) Firms with $10M or less in annual revenues; (2) Firms with $10M-plus in annual revenues
Diversity Champion - Open to all PR professionals
Celebrates an exceptional individual - from a communications firm, an in-house PR team, or academia - who is a role model and champion of diversity in the industry through his or her actions.
One winner but the individual may work at an agency, corporation, in academia, or a nonprofit.
Best Community Initiative - Open to agencies & corporations
Entries should relate to an organization's leadership or support of a community service project or organization that works to promote diversity, fight discrimination, or toward the empowerment of a local neighborhood or group.
Two winners will be rewarded. (1) An organization/corporation (2) A PR firm.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 28, at 2pm EST. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judging of Awards
The panel of judges for the Diversity Distinction in PR Awards will comprise a diverse group of respected professionals working in the fields of communications and diversity and inclusion, chaired by the editor-in-chief of PRWeek.
Judging will take place at the offices of PRWeek in New York City.
The winning entries will be written up in a feature in the November issue of PRWeek and featured on PRWeekUS.com.