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It's never been more important for companies to stand for something more than their bottom line. From racial equality to the environment to social justice, many businesses are focused on having a positive impact on the world and we're recognizing those companies and their work.

The Greater Good Awards, presented by Digiday, Glossy, Modern Retail and WorkLife, will showcase the work being done around social causes, its impact and ultimately those working toward the greater good. In the spirit of contributing to the greater good, Digiday Media will be donating a portion of entry profits to Sandy Hook Promise, a foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth and adults to prevent violence in schools, homes and communities.

Planning to submit next year? To access everything you'll need to join the ranks of our past winners including our entry kit, expert tips on crafting a winning entry and past coverage of this program, click here.



Early Deadline: August 12, 2022

$399 per entry

Regular Deadline: September 9, 2022

$549 per entry

Last Chance Deadline: October 14, 2022

$599 per entry

Shortlist Announcement:

Winners Announcement:


 All deadlines end at 11:59 pm PST   

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Awarding a campaign or initiative that focuses on keeping communities safe.



    Local Community Betterment

    Awarding a campaign or initiative that gives back to the community by advocating for change in social, economic, environmental, and cultural policies/practices.


      Awarding a campaign or initiative focused on water conservation, sustainability, and/or accessibility.

        Animal Welfare

        Awarding a campaign or initiative centered around animals and/or wildlife in need.

          Public Health

          Awarding a campaign or initiative that promotes the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health.

          2021 Winner:


            World Hunger

            Awarding a campaign or initiative focused on providing people with access to food.

            2021 Winner:


              Social Justice

              Awarding a campaign or initiative that seeks to address the present social inequalities and promote equal rights, opportunity and treatment.

              Racial Equality

              Awarding a campaign or initiative that has helped combat systemic discrimination based on race.

              2021 Winner:



                Awarding a campaign or initiative fighting against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

                2021 Winner:



                  Awarding a campaign or initiative that advances the safety, health and wellbeing of children.

                  2021 Winner:


                    Emergency Aid

                    Awarding a campaign or initiative that provides relief and resources to communities affected by hardship and/or tragedy.

                    2021 Winner:


                    Arts and Culture

                    Awarding a campaign or initiative designed to preserve fine arts and culture.

                    2021 Winner:



                      Awarding a campaign or initiative that supports learning inside and/or outside of the classroom.

                      2021 Winner:





                        Ketan Desai


                        VAHDAM INDIA


                        Bradley Bewkes




                        Rebecca van Bergen

                        FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR



                        Liz Grabek

                        SVP CONSUMER STRATEGY



                        Liz Harrison

                        CREATIVE DIRECTOR

                        SAATCHI & SAATCHI


                        Cathy Butler




                        Jean-Louis Warnholz

                        CO-FOUNDER AND CEO



                        Erin Dunne

                        FOUNDER & CEO

                        GAIA STRATEGIES


                        Ari Fox




                        Jennifer Q. Chen




                        Jocelyn Walters


                        NEXT STREET


                        Fahad Khawaja

                        FOUNDER & CEO



                        David Angelo


                        TODAY, I’M BRAVE


                        Brittany Feinson


                        AARP FOUNDATION


                        Mary Whitlock

                        VICE PRESIDENT

                        SMALL GIRLS PR


                        Kristin Srour

                        ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

                        IU CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH


                        Katina Boutis

                        DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY



                        Lorraine Dallmeier

                        OWNER & CEO

                        FORMULA BOTANICA


                        Jan Vertefeuille

                        SENIOR ADVISOR FOR ADVOCACY

                        WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

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                        PAST WINNERS



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                        HOW TO ENTER




                        Select Category


                        Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.




                        Add Description


                        Enter nominee details and answer a few short questions.






                        Submit your entry fee payment online.




                        JUDGING CRITERIA

                        Judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. Judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities and will evaluate entries based on the following criteria: Innovation, Creativity, Consumer Value, Results and Overall.

                        Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries. This can include details of financial performance, specific KPIs, creative evidence in the form of a sizzle reel, campaign images, or links to the final project or related sites. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

                        THE JUDGING PROCESS

                        Judges will score each entry prompt and consider any supporting materials submitted. After each judge submits their score for the above criteria, the scores of each criteria will then be averaged and then combined to determine an overall score for each entry. The highest scoring entries will appear on the shortlist and winner lists.


                        All material will remain confidential to the judges. Only the 'Credits' section of an entry will be made public via the shortlist/winners announcement. If you win a particular category, our team may summarize the entry for shortlist/winner announcements and winners guides.






                        Can I submit from outside the U.S.? 

                        Yes, the Greater Good Awards are open to entrants globally. 

                        What is the eligibility period?

                        The eligibility period for all submission materials spans the 12 months prior to the Early Deadline and ends on the Late Deadline at 11:59 p.m. PST.

                        Can I submit the same campaign or entry into multiple categories?

                        Yes. Entry fees are applied per category.

                        Can I edit my submission after the deadline?

                        No. Your submission must be completed in its entirety at the time of payment. There will be no re-accessing submissions after payment or the deadline.

                        What parts of my entry are made public?

                        We publicize the ‘Credits’ section and paraphrase your entry content for the winners guides, should you be named a finalist or winner.

                        Who's contact information should we include on the entry form?

                        You should include the information of the most appropriate point of contact for updates regarding your entry. Please provide a company email address. You should also include a secondary email address in case we aren't able to connect with the primary contact.

                        What if my company or a competitor has a judge on the jury panel?

                        We recuse judges from scoring any categories their company or a direct competitor submits to. 

                        When and how are finalists announced?

                        Finalists will be contacted via email regarding their entry, whether they have been selected for the shortlist or not. The shortlist will be announced virtually, after judging closes.

                        When and how are the winners announced?

                        Winners are announced virtually. The exact date will be announced when the shortlist is announced.

                        Can I license the use of the Greater Good Awards logo?

                        Yes. Our licensing program provides you with the opportunity to further the reach of your win through the use of our seal on your website, social media, email signatures and more. For more information on the options available, please reach out to our team at awards@digiday.com.

                        Can I sponsor a Digiday Media Awards program?

                        Yes. To learn more about opportunities to sponsor an awards program, please contact awards@digiday.com.

                        How can I nominate myself or someone else to be a juror?

                        To nominate yourself or another person to participate on our jury panels, please contact awards@digiday.com and/or fill out this form.


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