The 2024 ICCO Global Awards warmly welcomes entries from all interested participants.

Key dates:

  • Early bird entry deadline – 19th September
  • Standard entry deadline – 3rd October
  • Final entry deadline – 15th October
  • Judging – 18th October – 28th October
  • Shortlist announced – 30th October
  • Awards ceremony – 27th November

“To be recognised globally for the impact you create is rewarding in itself. The pride it creates in your team is an added bonus.”

Team Award Categories:

This category is open to networks with over 50 members of staff, whether multi-discipline or niche. As with all team categories, judges will look for evidence of financial performance, staff and client retention, diversity and innovation.

*Judges will be looking for evidence and data on: the make-up of your workforce, both gender and ethnicity; talent management and mentoring programmes for under-represented groups.

(Regions) Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, Americas

This category is open to networks with under 50 members of staff, whether multi-discipline or niche. As with all team categories, judges will look for evidence of financial performance, staff and client retention, diversity and innovation.

*Judges will be looking for evidence and data on: the make-up of your workforce, both gender and ethnicity; talent management and mentoring programmes for under-represented groups.

(Regions) Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, Americas

This award recognises PR agencies or in-house PR teams championing diversity, inclusivity and change within the industry. This could include both internal or client work to attract and retain a more diverse workforce, to ensure that talent from all backgrounds are reaching leadership levels, or to engage with, and learn from, diverse audiences in new ways that deliver measurable communications or business success.

Individual Award Categories:

An award for an individual who has shown great leadership and achieved greatness with excellent results. This award will be given to an individual (or joint agency heads) who has/have delivered outstanding performance to clients, made a significant contribution to the industry and to their consultancy. Nominations for this award can be made by the individual themselves or a colleague. Organisations are also allowed to submit any number of entries.

An award for any young individual (under 30 years old) with the greatest potential to become industry leader of the future – and who has achieved greatness already. Nominations for this award can be made by the individual or a colleague, and organisations can enter any number of entries.

World’s Best PR Campaign Award Categories:

Identifies work across the automotive and transport PR sector. This can include motor manufacturers, trade bodies, or work aimed at customers and driving sales. Work could cover campaigns relating to, transport and automotive services, initiatives, and products.

This award recognises work that involves the promotion of products and services from one business to another. Entries can relate to a niche business sector or to the business community at large.

This award recognises campaigns that use the broadcast medium effectively, either on its own or as part of an integrated programme of PR and targeted marketing activity.

This award recognises work that involves the promotion of products or services to consumers, delivered by the private, public or charity sectors.

This award recognises work in a crisis situation managing difficult issues. This might be by promoting an alternative perspective, or indeed by keeping an issue out of the media altogether. Judges are especially aware of the need for discretion in this category. 

This award showcases work furthering efforts towards a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society. This could include both internal or client work and might be focused on ethnicity, age, disability, sexuality, gender identity, religious belief, socioeconomic background, educational attainment, neurodiversity or any other aspect of diversity.

This award recognises campaigns that include a large element of digital and new media work, whether on their own or as part of an integrated programme of PR and targeted marketing activity.

This award recognizes an outstanding internal communications campaign. This could be delivered by an organisation of any size to its employees, or by a brand to its staff, or by an agency on behalf of an organisation.

This award is for any campaign involved in promoting a more environmentally friendly and sustainable planet. This could be a product feature, fundraising, research, awareness raising, scientific work, new technology and could be client work or internal campaign.

This can be any event, product launch or experiential pop-up that engaged with the target audience in a creative, thoughtful and demonstrably impactful way.

This award recognises work across the entire range of healthcare and well-being PR, including private healthcare, pharma and medical research. 

A campaign targeted at any financial audience, in a b2b or a b2c environment.  This could include specific investor relations, IPOs, crisis, fintech services and products, and broader financial issues. Content of entries will remain confidential.

A campaign that used one or more influencers in the most appropriate, relevant and impactful way to reach their core audience and achieve outstanding results.

This award recognises campaigns that use targeted media relations to achieve excellent results.

This award recognises work by or on behalf of charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Any campaign that incorporated a political issue, public awareness or that could be classified as lobbying, government relations or had the intention to change government policy or view.

This award recognises work that promotes an organisation’s corporate social responsibility programme, via either a one-off campaign or on-going work.

This award recognises work focused on telecoms, IT or web-based products, services or brands, targeted at the business, not-for-profit or consumer markets.

*New award* This award is for any campaign that applies the latest AI technology available in a practical way to support the creativity, messaging, measurement or execution of the campaign.

This can be a campaign from any sector. The award goes to any campaign that demonstrated the best strategic vision, methodical planning and use of appropriate, relevant and useful evaluation metrics that clearly demonstrate impact.

Special ICCO Global Award

Entry into this category is free in 2023.

This award recognizes the best projects (non-profit, CSR) and initiatives by PR industry bodies, networks, and PR consultancies fostering and supporting the reputation of the PR industry and its contribution to modern society challenges, such as

· Freedom of Speech, Media and Public Information

· Combatting Mis- and Disinformation

· Media literacy and education

· New technology and digital media ethics

· Safety of Journalists and public communicators

· General reputation of the PR industry

Judges will take into consideration the goals, strategy, impact, evaluation and possibility of introducing the initiative in other countries and regions.

 

Please click the button below to submit entries into any of the above categories. The link will take you to the ICCO Global Awards entry portal. Click here to access the Rules of Entry for information on how to prepare your submission/ submissions.