Ragan Communications is a well-known firm for PR professionals. "Ever since the launch of The Ragan Report in 1970, Ragan has provided the professional communicator and executives with timely, practical, and relevant information that few others can match."
Now its companion site, PR Daily, is launching a PR contest that covers all sorts of topics. Here's the scoop:
We're introducing our first-ever PR Daily Awards competition. And it's a doozy.
We're handing out more than $50,000 in free registrations to any of our conferences—including next year's Social Media Summit in Las Vegas, our September event at NASA, our October Best Practices Conference at Microsoft's world headquarters, our Health Care Social Media Summit at The Mayo Clinic and many more.
Use your prize for yourself, your colleagues or your clients.
We’ll also feature winning entries on the home page of PR Daily itself and in a special print edition of our flagship corporate communications and PR magazine.
Share your success with your colleagues, your clients, your prospects and the world by entering our competition by Feb. 3.
- Work in public relations executed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.
- Open to in-house and agency public relations practitioners in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
- Agencies and vendors can also enter on behalf of clients.
There are many categories, including best Op-Ed article, blog, speech, online press site, YouTube Channel, and best cause-related marketing. Check the site for the full list and details!
Here's the catch: The fee is $250 per entry. HOWEVER, I contacted Ragan's to ask if there was a nonprofit entry rate, and there is -- $150. Better, but still out of reach for many of you (although you could ask your Friends or Foundation to cover the cost). To get the nonprofit rate, contact Lauren Yanow and she’ll help you out. You can reach her at or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can enter online; do it by Feb. 3!