PIR, the .org domain name registry, has launched the 2020 ORG Impact Awards.
The awards are open to organisations and individuals worldwide (with a couple of exceptions due to US government sanctions) and covers activities between June 1st 2019 and June 1st 2020.
The categories are as follows:
- Combatting Coronavirus: Recognizes an organization or individual whose efforts helped manage Covid-19 outbreaks, provided essential information, provided essential products or services, helped create policies to combat coronavirus, or created solutions to medical equipment shortages.
- Promoting Education: Recognizes an organization or individual for contributions in promoting education for all, without regard to race, gender or financial status.
- Outstanding Volunteer: Recognizes an unpaid individual who performed above and beyond what is reasonably expected of a volunteer, made significant contributions to the programs and activities, and whose efforts positively affected the mission of the organization.
- Championing Equality, Equity and Inclusion: Recognizes an organization or individual for efforts toward furthering diversity, equality, equity and inclusion in society through creation of policies procedures and practices, creation of programs or other activities that promote and foster diversity, equality, equity and inclusion.
- Innovation Award: Recognizes an organization or individual who has broken new ground for an organization by demonstrating new ways of thinking, approaching and/or solving issues or challenges.
- Advancing Environmental Sustainability: Recognizes an organization or individual whose efforts advanced or will advance a clean, healthy environment without damage to our environment or depletion of nonrenewable resources.
- .ORG Newcomer of the Year: Recognizes a person or organization that started less than five years ago and demonstrated experience for exceptional contributions by demonstrating initiative and leadership around a specific task, project or campaign.
- Fighting Hunger and Poverty: Recognizes a person or organization who has made significant contributions and innovations in the fight to end hunger and poverty on a local, national or global scale.
- Promoting a Safer Internet: Recognizes a person or organization whose efforts promote online safety whether through education, working with policymakers or advocacy.
Obviously the organisation or individual would need to be using a .org domain name for their online presence in order to qualify.
In previous years there has been a physical award ceremony, though I suspect there may not be this year due to the ongoing pandemic.
Full details on entering, as well as the rules for the awards are on the official site.