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Nominations for 2022 .ORG Impact Awards Open with $105,000 in Prize Money to Be Awarded

The Public Interest Registry (PIR), administrators of the .ORG domain, are now accepting nominations for the 4th annual .ORG Impact Awards. These awards were created to recognize and reward outstanding mission-driven individuals and organizations from the global .ORG Community for their positive contributions to society. Over the past three years, the .ORG Impact Awards have recognized more than 120 outstanding .ORGs across more than 40 countries, with prize donations totaling $220,000. The prize pool for 2022 alone has been increased to $105,000 with a $35,000 donation going to the .ORG of the Year Award Winner and $10,000 each to the various category winners.

PIR CEO Jon Nevett

PIR CEO Jon Nevett said, “The .ORG Impact Awards celebrate and recognize inspiring changemakers in the .ORG Community and their relentless commitment to making the world a better place. No problem is too big for the mission-driven organizations that make up our .ORG Community. We’re honored to empower the passionate, determined individuals, and organizations that never stop striving to create positive change in the communities they serve. The Awards are an important part of our broader efforts to provide helpful resources, shine a light on innovative changemakers, and build a collaborative community of mission-driven leaders.” 

.ORG Impact Award nominations can be submitted through June 29, 2022 and will be judged by a panel of leaders in the Internet, non-profit, and marketing sectors. All nominees must be tied to an active website with a .ORG domain name.

 

To nominate an organization or individual for a .ORG Impact Award, visit www.orgimpactawards.org. The categories for the 2022 awards are:

  • Health and Healing

  • Quality Education for All

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Environmental Stewardship

  • Hunger and Poverty

  • Community Building

  • Rising Star

  • .ORG of the Year

The top five entries per category will be named as finalists on September 20, 2022, and will be eligible to win the .ORG of the Year award. Winners will be announced on November 15, 2022.  

Winning organizations have the flexibility to use award funds however they see fit in order to advance their missions. All finalists will also receive a free digital toolkit to help promote their accomplishment on social media.

 

In 2021, over 600 organizations from 40 countries around the world submitted entries. The winner of the 2021 .ORG Impact Awards .ORG of the Year was ADES, a Madagascar-based organization that takes a holistic approach to sustainability by fighting climate change and poverty at the same time. ADES produces climate-friendly solar cookers and energy-saving stoves that protect the climate, increase biodiversity, and also trains and employs the local population to provide a path out of poverty. 

(Posted May 24, 2022)  

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