The Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing and showcase successful consumer engagement and employee engagement efforts. The Halo Awards will be awarded at the Engage for Good Conference in Austin on May 28, 2020. This prestigious CSR, cause marketing and corporate social impact award focuses on initiatives where brand purpose and social impact intersect to help build a better world and the bottom line.
The submission period is NOW OPEN
Regular Deadline: January 17, 2020
Late Deadline (additional fee): January 22, 2020
Halo Finalists Announced: February 14, 2020
Gold and Silver Winners Revealed: May 28, 2020 at the 2020 Engage for Good Conference
Each entry consists of a completed Submission Background form, a Submission Detail section no more than four pages long, up to six pages of Supporting Materials and payment of the entry fee.
Outstanding companies and causes compete in the following categories:
- Best Activism/Advocacy Initiative (new!)
- Best Consumer-Activated Corporate Donation Initiative
- Best Consumer Donation Initiative
- Best Disaster Prevention or Relief Initiative (new!)
- Best Education Initiative
- Best Employee Engagement Initiative (new!)
- Best Experiential/Event Initiative
- Best Health Initiative
- Best Inclusion Initiative
- Best Social Service Initiative
- Best Social Impact Video
- Best Sustainability Initiative (new!)
- Best Group Volunteerism Initiative
- Best Skilled Volunteerism Initiative
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Don’t Feed the Landfills Initiative: Subaru and National Parks Conservation Association
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Birds In Focus: Canon and the National Audubon Society
Canon U.S.A. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Given the rising ubiquity of sophisticated cameras in smartphones and other everyday tech devices, in order to remain competitive and relevant Canon has intentionally extended its reach in unexpected, engaging ways. With the goal of developing…