Make sure to know these important OIA dates and deadlines!
Make sure to know these important OIA dates and deadlines!
|Nominations Open||Thursday, June 18th|
|Nominations Close||Wednesday, September 9th|
|Judging Begins||Monday, September 14th|
|Finalists Announced||Tuesday, October 13th|
|Day One: Combating Coronavirus||Monday, November 30th|
|Day Two: Promoting Education||Tuesday, December 1st|
|Day Three: Outstanding Volunteer||Wednesday, December 2nd|
|Day Four: Championing Equality, Equity, and Inclusion||Thursday, December 3rd|
|Day Five: Innovation||Friday, December 4th|
|Day Six: Advancing Environmental Sustainability||Monday, December 7th|
|Day Seven: .ORG Newcomer of the Year||Tuesday, December 8th|
|Day Eight: Fighting Hunger and Poverty||Wednesday, December 9th|
|Day Nine: Promoting a Safer Internet||Thursday, December 10th|
|Day Ten: .ORG of the Year||Friday, December 11th|
Proudly show the world how your .ORG is helping your community! Build support, generate funding, and rally others to your cause. Serve as a shining example to others who are striving to make the world a better place.
Shine the spotlight on your work across variety of .ORG platforms throughout the year, including videos, articles, social posts, and more! Our new 10-day awards format focuses more attention on award finalists and winners than ever before.
Open up opportunities for more partnership development, talent acquisition, and wider audience reach. Let the world know about all the amazing work that you’re doing — and the incredible impact you’re having on the communities you serve.
Proudly display your custom .ORG Impact Award and dedicated digital logo mark and let the world know that your .ORG is among the world’s best.
Winning .ORGs can receive up to a $30,000 USD contribution to the non-profit charity of their choice. We’ve significantly increased the donation amounts this year to help you make an even bigger impact. Public Interest Registry reserves the right to approve charitable donations.
Each of the “10 Days of .ORG” online celebration in November will feature one of the following award categories:
The .ORG Impact Awards is a global awards program to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that have a connection to a registered .ORG domain for their contributions, achievements and impact they have made in their communities.
The .ORG Impact Awards is open only to individuals who are at least 18 years old and have permission to nominate the individual or entity that uses or has a connection to .ORG domain. Employees of Public Interest Registry and any of its parent and affiliate companies, as well as the immediate family and household members of each such employee are not eligible to nominate individuals or entities or be considered as a nominee for any award. For more on eligibility please see the official rules for more details.
The .ORG Impact Awards is a global program subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited. For this reason, eligibility varies and participation is not available in some countries. For more on eligibility per country, please see Section 1 of the official rules for more details.
Visit https://orgimpact.awardsplatform.com and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the online form. For official eligibility criteria and rules of The .ORG Impact Awards program, as well as submission requirements, deadlines and judging information, please download the .ORG Impact Awards Entry Kit.
There is not an official limit to the number of entries and a nominator may submit nominations for all categories; however, each submission must be unique. The sponsor reserves the right to modify the award category selected as necessary if it believes that the content of the nomination fits better in a different award category.
Activities highlighted in your submission must have occurred between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. If an activity began before June 1, 2019 or extends beyond June 1, 2020, it will be eligible so long as some meaningful actions occurred between the two dates.
Yes; written responses are required for each award category. There is a 500-word limit for each question.
Yes; nominations may be featured in various .ORG digital platforms throughout the year, including articles, videos, social posts, and more. Please see official rules for more details on the use of submissions and publicity.
After the end of the nomination period, all entries will be vetted by a Review Panel and 10 entries will be selected to move to a judging phase where a panel of qualified judges determined by Public Interest Registry will score each submission against the judging criteria outlined in the program’s official rules. Based on the award categories there is a slightly different set of criteria for various awards. Please see Section 7 of the official rules for more details on the judging criteria.
Winners will be announced publicly online throughout the 10-day online .ORG Impact Awards experience, which will run between November 30th and December 11th, 2020. Both winners and finalists will be notified on or about October 12th, 2020 so that digital and video content featuring them can be produced for the online event.
Winners will receive a custom award and the ability to select a non-profit or NGO organization of their choice to receive up to a $30,000 contribution (depending on the award category). Nonprofit entrants are welcome to select their own nonprofit as the beneficiary of that donation. Individuals, for-profits and community groups are welcome to select any nonprofit they believe in to receive the donation. Public Interest Registry reserves the right to approve any charitable donations.
.ORG of the Year – $30,000 USD
Combating COVID-19 Winner – $15,000 USD
All Other Category Winners – $5,000 USD
More importantly, we hope recognition through The .ORG Impact Awards will help raise the profile of your .ORG and provide additional validation to your programs. Additionally, winners will have the opportunity to:
A. Be featured extensively online during the OIA 10-day event in Fall 2020
B. Use a dedicated .ORG Impact Awards logo mark in promotional materials;
C. Be featured in various .ORG digital platforms throughout the year, including articles, videos, social posts, and more.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OIAs will move from a traditional in-person celebration event to a 100% online event that will span 10 days over a 2-week period. Each day will be dedicated to a specific award category and feature a variety of digital content and experiences throughout. Winners will be announced daily in video format.