.ORG Impact Awards

The global awards program celebrating the remarkable individuals and organizations leveraging .ORG domains to ignite change and transform communities worldwide.


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Champions for Change

 From groundbreaking initiatives to steadfast changemakers, Public Interest Registry is thrilled to shine a spotlight on the profound impact and positive change happening across the .ORG community.



May 01, 2024


June 19, 2024


August 13, 2024


October 08, 2024

What's In It For You?

Become part of the growing .ORG Impact Awards Community - there are so many reasons to enter! Here's a few:

Receive a Significant Cash Donation

Selected individuals and organizations are eligible to receive up to a $50,000 USD donation to the non-profit of their choice, including our outstanding finalists.

Drive Community Reach and Support

Show the world how your .ORG is impacting the community! Build support, generate funding, and rally others to your cause. Serve as a shining example to others, striving to make a better world for us all.

Achieve a Meaningful Award

Display your custom .ORG Impact Award to let the world know that your organization is achieving amazing results and making a difference. Finalists will be invited to attend our in-person gala in Washington DC (including travel and accommodations)!

Raise Awareness and Personal Profile

Finalists and winners will be featured across a variety of .ORG platforms throughout the year, including videos, articles, social posts, and more! We’ve expanded our programs to focus more attention on finalists and winners than ever before!

Need Guidance?

Meet our 2023 .ORG of the Year


Award Categories


Recognizes an organization or individual dedicated to providing health & wellness resources to the community, including education and awareness, vaccine development, equitable distribution of supplies, and mental health resources.


Recognizes an organization or individual for contributions in providing education for all, without regard to race, gender, or financial status.


Recognizes an organization or individual for efforts toward furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in society through creation of policies, programs, and initiatives that address systemic challenges and historic injustices.


Recognizes an organization or individual that works to combat the increased threats to our environment and promotes responsible consumption and environmental sustainability in communities around the world.


Recognizes an organization or individual who has made significant contributions and innovations in the fight to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and reduce resource inequalities on a local, national, or global scale.


Recognizes an organization or individual whose efforts have contributed to changing or enhancing the lives of those in the community the nominee serves, whether on a local, national, or global level.


Recognizes an individual under the age of 25 by December 31, 2024, who has created a positive impact in their community through leadership on a project, platform, task, or campaign.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The .ORG Impact Awards is a global awards program hosted by the Public Interest Registry 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 the .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.

Yes! View or Download the 2024 Rules and view our full Entry Kit here.

Yes, you can nominate an individual who is less than 18 years old with their permission. However, if a nominee less than 18 years of age qualifies as a finalist they will be required to complete a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian.

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://enter.orgimpactawards.org/ 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 a single person can submit. 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 May 1, 2023 and May 1, 2024. If an activity began before May 1, 2023 or extends beyond May 1, 2024, 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 during the 2024 ORG Impact Awards event, which will occur on Tuesday, October 8, 2024. Finalists will be notified on or about August 5, 2024 so that digital and video content featuring them can be produced for the 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 $50,000 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 – $40,000 USD
  • Category Winners – $10,000 USD
  • Category Finalists (non-winners) – $2,500 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:

  • Be featured extensively online during the .ORG Impact Awards event in October 2024.
  • Use a dedicated .ORG Impact Awards logo mark in promotional materials
  • Be featured in various .ORG digital platforms throughout the year, including articles, videos, social posts, and more.

In 2024, the .ORG Impact Awards will be presented at an in-person live event hosted in Washington, DC.

Celebrating the world's most impactful mission-driven organizations.