Welcome to the first annual Workplace Wellness Awards, benchmarking the most effective corporate wellbeing programs worldwide. You know that employee wellbeing and organizational health go hand in hand. You know that being mindful of employees’ mental, physical and professional health is not a nice-to-do thing. It is a strategic imperative for corporations.

Show us how you are helping your employees be their best selves and how your initiatives are translating into a more productive, engaged and healthy workforce. By entering Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Awards you are contributing to the body of knowledge around impactful corporate wellbeing programs and you will help boost awareness of this critical area of organizational sustainability and growth.

The Awards are open to organizations worldwide and will be judged by a panel of industry experts. Winners will be announced in the Spring of 2021 and will receive an award trophy, editorial coverage, exposure through press releases, social media and digital marketing.

Get the recognition you and your team deserve by entering Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Awards today!



 Large Organization (more than 1,000 employees)

 Mid-Size Organization (between 100-999 employees)

 Small Organization (less than 100 employees)



Recognizing strong infrastructure and systems in place to foster a healthy workplace.


Offerings that effectively help employees manage their economic life and thrive financially.


A campaign or ongoing initiative focused on employees’ mental and emotional wellbeing.


Fitness programs, obesity, diabetes and other programs to improve employees’ physical health.


Career training and professional development initiatives that are moving the needle for your employees.


Initiatives that promote a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace.


 CEO of the Year

Saluting the top executives who walk the talk of wellness and support meaningful initiatives year-round.

 Coach of the Year

Recognizing your top coaches spanning physical, financial and mental health initiatives.


It’s one thing to have a great wellness program and another to communicate it to the masses. Who’s leading the wellness communications at your organization?

 HR Leader

Saluting those in Human Resources who are championing wellness strategy and managing a team executing the plan.

 Teams of the Year

Collaboration across departments (HR, Finance, Marketing, Communications, C-Suite) is critical to an effective wellness strategy. What does your wellness team look like?

 Wellness Professional

Recognizing individuals whose main responsibility is furthering their organization’s wellness strategy and initiatives. We’ll be honoring wellness professionals at all levels and at organizations of all sizes.


 Technology & Tools

This category recognizes the product or services that help organizations achieve their wellness goals. If you are a service provider in the corporate wellbeing and benefits space, share how you are helping facilitate, accelerate and improve your partners’ wellness initiatives.


On the entry form, be sure to include a thorough synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your project. We ask that the synopsis be a maximum of 1,250 words and include the following sub-headings (when applicable):

  • Goals
  • Strategy and tactics
  • Execution
  • Evaluation: success, results or ROI

Be sure to follow the guidelines laid out in the category descriptions, as the judges will look for those elements when they select the winners.

You will be able to upload additional documents, links, videos and URLs to your submission. We encourage you to include press releases, design concepts, videos, analytics, testimonials and anything else you feel will give us a better sense of your project. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.

Supporting documents that can’t be uploaded to the system should be mailed to:

Brendan Gannon 
Ragan Communications 
10 S. LaSalle St., Suite 310 
Chicago, IL 60603


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.

Contact Brendan Gannon to find the perfect category for your campaign or project. You can call 312-960-4407 or email brendang@ragan.com.

This year’s program is open to any work executed between Sept. 1, 2019, and Dec. 4, 2020, inclusive.


The fee for this program is $425 per entry.

A late fee of $199 per entry will be added to all entries after 11:59 p.m. Central time, Dec. 4, 2020.

Do you have a campaign, project or tool you'd like to enter into multiple categories? Pay the original entry fee, and then only $199 for each additional category!

W-9 Form / Tax ID Number Request

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you apply?
Our award programs help you measure the success of your work and prove the value of your contributions to your organization. You can set yourself apart in the industry as an expert, which will open doors throughout your career. As a winner, you’ll earn publicity for your brand across our websites and social media audiences, a custom write-up about your campaign and a trophy.
Who can enter?
Entries may be submitted by organizations worldwide. The only requirement is that entries be submitted in English. The program is open to in-house, agency, independent communication practitioners and vendors in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
What does it take to be a winner?
We look for top-quality work that shows clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit your business or client. Please provide metrics or media coverage that back up your claims, and share creative collateral such as videos, visual design or websites that were a part of your project. Please look at our past award winners to see what gets recognized and rewarded. We encourage you to submit the same campaign to multiple categories, if you feel they are relevant. Doing so increases your chances of winning. You'll also save on multiple submissions of the same campaign or project.
Why are some deadlines extended?
We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?
Winners will be announced in Spring of 2021. Emails notify entrants of these announcements.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email brendang@ragan.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Christine Hess at 917-821-8840 or email christineh@ragan.com.

Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to trophies or certificates.