‘The PR Net Next Gen Awards’ 2024 Opens for Submissions

Following a highly successful launch The PR Net announces the return of ‘The PR Net Next Gen Awards’, an international awards program that celebrates agency excellence. This awards program champions the new thinkers, innovators, and groundbreakers across marketing and communications, who are shaping the bright future of the industry.

The awards celebrate newly emerged agencies’ achievements, compiling a definitive list of younger agencies changing the game. ‘The PR Net Next Gen Awards’ highlights firms that foster a culture of inclusivity, innovation, and creativity through sharp and impactful marketing campaigns, innovative client portfolios, and new methodologies of business management.

Submissions open at 10am Eastern Time on December 5th, 2023, and eligible agencies will have been in business for up to (and including) 8 years in operation, as the program aims to highlight newer companies in the industry. Submissions will close on January 12th, 2024 at 6pm ET.

Applications will be assessed by a committee of highly esteemed industry leaders who will review entries against the criteria of innovation, creative thinking, business acumen, and growth. Up for grabs will be ‘Next Gen Agency of the Year’ and other category and campaign awards. Honorees will be announced in March 2024 and celebrated at a gala event in New York City.

The 2024 Next Gen Awards are now closed. Applicants will be informed in mid-February.



Judging criteria seeks for demonstration of exceptional results from campaigns, sharp creative thinking, and clear impact. It’s advised to spend time on your application to build a compelling case of material with enough motivational content to support your entry.

Entrants will be assessed across the following criteria:

1. Clear demonstration of creative thinking, problem solving and results that fulfill the need of the client 
2. Notable retained clients and new client wins across a portfolio
3. An innovative approach to client campaigns and measured impact 
4. Contribution to further diversity and inclusion initiatives within the field

The fee for this program is $249 per entry, and only one entry is allowed per agency

Entrants must be defined as an agency (operating with two or more members of staff)
Entry is open to any agency which has been trading, and in operation, for up to (and including) 8 years from the date of submission

Entry Deadline: 6pm ET Friday, January 12th, 2024
Gala Date: March, 2024
Gala Location: New York City, NY, USA

For submissions queries, questions, or help, please reach out to: nextgen@theprnet.com
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