THE ANTHEM AWARDS
Celebrating purpose & mission-driven work from people, companies and organizations worldwide.
Established in 2021, the Anthem Awards is presented by the Webby Awards and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), an intellectually diverse group of leaders who work across the impact industry. Our judges expertise spans across issue areas such as LGBTQ advocacy, racial equity, climate justice, mental health, gun control and much more.
Over the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed a massive culture shift where humans worldwide have led and organized in new ways to build a more purpose-driven society. More than ever, people live their values and make active choices around the local and global impact of their daily actions—including the food they eat, the media they consume, the clothing they wear, the causes they support, and how they choose to spend their money.
This cultural shift coupled with the social and technological revolution has brought this new global consciousness to the professional world at scale. Consumers are demanding more of brands and organizations—and they’re answering the call. From groups standing up for human rights to brands creating inclusive workplaces, organizations across industries are actively reimagining a better world for all.
In parallel to this growing trend, we have seen a rise in submissions of purpose & mission-driven work. In working with the social impact community, we’ve highlighted the need for a comprehensive platform to share these best-in-class examples. The Anthem Awards, was developed in response to recognize the breadth of this work (online and offline) around the globe by honoring the organizations, brands, and people creating long-lasting impact.
The Anthem Awards is the largest and most comprehensive social impact award, accepting work across five areas of impact work including: Awareness & Media, Fundraising, Community Engagement, Product, Innovation & Service and Team & Leadership for seven causes: Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Education Art & Culture, Health, Human & Civil Rights, Humanitarian Action & Services, Responsible Technology, and Sustainability Climate & Environment. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, we’re defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities.
Also established in 2021, the Anthem Fund supports emerging individuals and organizations actively working to advance the causes that are being recognized in the Anthem Awards. During the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards, the fund of $25,000 was awarded to AnitaB.org, a global organization for women and non-binary technologists.
With nearly 2,300 submissions from 36 countries around the world and 10,000 reviews from our Academy, the Anthem Awards is the largest and most comprehensive award for the social impact community. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, we’re defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities.