The 4th Annual Anthem Awards Early Entry Deadline is May 24!


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6 Reasons to Enter the 4th Annual Anthem Awards

Submit your impact work before the Early Entry Deadline on Friday, May 24, 2024.

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Entries are officially open for the 4th Annual Anthem Awards!

Whether standing at the picket line or behind the scenes of an NGO, on camera as an edutainer-activist or in a seat at the corporate table, social impact professionals do the heavy lifting required to solve global issues. Impact work helps society take new leaps, changing long held beliefs and uplift new voices. Our mission for the 4th Annual Anthem Awards is to elevate impact in all of its forms – from grassroots organizations to large-scale national campaigns. 

The Anthem Awards accepts work across five areas of impact work, made to address the following causes: Diversity Equity & Inclusion; Education Art & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology and Sustainability Climate & Environment.

By participating in The Anthem Awards, you can:

1. Champion Your Work and Cause

Putting your work on the Anthem Awards stage champions your team’s purpose-driven work. It shows that they have had a significant impact by solving important issues, and raising awareness in the community. This also helps draw attention and interest from leaders across the globe.

2. Gain Massive PR and Marketing Exposure

By entering, your team has the chance to stand out and reach new audiences on a global stage. The 3rd Annual Anthem Awards received over 1.08 billion media impressions and received coverage by notable media outlets, including Billboard and Variety.

3. Reward Your Team and Attract Great Talent

When you enter The Anthem Awards, you show your team that their work is driving major progress across their industries. And if you win, it celebrates the contributions of everyone involved in your project. This not only champions your colleagues, it also helps attract and recruit mission-driven talent to your team. 

4. Stand Out with the Best of the Impact Industry

By participating in The Anthem Awards, you put your team in a position to stand alongside inspiring advocates, movement leaders, and impact-driven companies. The Anthem Awards has honored a vast range of incredible individuals, teams, and companies, including AARP, DEPT®, EY, Fundación Mundo Sano, Johns Hopkins University, KIND Snacks, PepsiCo, Patagonia, TANK Worldwide, and individuals like Gloria Steinem, Aurora James, and Jesper Brodin

5. Retain Clients and Develop New Partnerships

Winning an Anthem Award shows current and potential customers, partners, and cohorts that you are making products and services with purpose. Having your work recognized will also introduce your organization to potential new partners, donors, clients, and volunteers.

6. Your Work Seen by Leaders in the Impact Industry 

The Anthem Awards is judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a membership body of intellectually diverse leaders and executives across the impact industry. Anthem judges’ expertise spans a wide spectrum of issue areas, including LGBTQIA advocacy, racial equity, climate justice, gun control, corporate sustainability, healthcare access, fundraising, responsibility technology, and many more.

Notable Anthem Judges include: 

  • Singleton Beato, Global EVP, Chief DEI Officer, McCann Worldgroup
  • Jad Finck, Vice President of Innovation & Sustainability, Allbirds
  • C.D. Glin, President, PepsiCo Foundation & Global Head of Social Impact, PepsiCo
  • Marissa Andrada, Chief Transformation Officer, WUF World
  • Martino Harmon, Vice President for Student Life, University of Michigan
  • Heather McGeory, Global Lead Climate & Sustainability, APCO Worldwide
  • Shaniqua McClendon, Vice President of Politics, Crooked Media/Vote Save America
  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

This is your chance to amplify your advocacy on a global platform and stand among impact leaders, movers, and changemakers. Enter the 3rd Annual Anthem Awards before the Final Entry Deadline on September 15, 2023

The Anthem Awards recognizes work in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Education, Arts & Culture, Health, Human & Civil Rights, Humanitarian Action & Services, Responsible Technology, and Sustainability, Climate & Environment. If you have questions about the Anthem Awards and the entry process, please contact Kara Cleary directly at or + 1 (212) 675-3555

Join us in the 4th Annual Anthem Awards to elevate the impact of your work, set a new benchmark for your industry and show that purpose is a core value for your organization!   

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Submit your work before our Early Entry Deadline on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Patagonia – Don’t Buy This Jacket

Patagonia has put social impact at the core of their brand mission and values from the start, and their iconic Don’t Buy This Jacket campaign demonstrates how brands can use their platform to make an impact — or better yet, to help reduce our impact. This 2011 ad ran in the New York Times on Black Friday, making a lasting impression for its bold message addressing the issue of consumerism head on and asking readers to take the Common Threads Initiative pledge to reduce, repair, reuse, recycle, and reimagine a world where we take only what nature can replace.

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Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels Movement

Love Has No Labels is a movement by The Ad Council to promote diversity, equity and inclusion of all people across race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability.

Read our Q&A with Heidi Arthur, the Ad Council’s Chief Campaign Development Officer on the team behind LHNL collaborates with partners to combat implicit bias—from crafting PSAs to driving viewers to take action, to how brands and companies should approach corporate social responsibility with authenticity.

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