ORG Impact Awards 2020 | APPLY NOW

If you have been looking forward to the ORG Impact Awards 2020, then be prepared because applications are now open to interested candidates. The OIAS recognize ORGs that are exemplary-those that demonstrate acts, making them stand as a shining example of how people can acquire great things, mostly with little resources and against significant challenges.

About the ORG Impact Awards 2020

These individuals determinedly worked in the quest to achieve their missions and set goals, not for the attention they would get, or the reward, but for making the world a better place. The 2020 Edition of the ORG Impact Awards is different due to circumstances by not in intent. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 program has been changed to a 10-day digital experience “The Ten Days of ORG” and this would enable the organizers of the award place more attention on the finalists and provide greater assistance to winning ORGs through a substantially larger cash donation.

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The ORG Impact Awards is looking forward to celebrating significant achievements by members of the ORG community. In total, there are nine Categories that is Subject to nomination and process for judging.

Combating Coronavirus

This award recognizes an organization or individuals whose help has contributed to managing COVID-19 outbreak, provided essential information, essential products or services, help in creating policies that were useful in combating coronavirus, or created solutions to issues surrounding medical equipment shortages.

Promoting Education

Recognizes and organization or individual for the contribution made to promote education for all, without regarding race, gender or financial status.

Outstanding Volunteers

Recognizes an individual in an unpaid role who did what is far above what is expected of a volunteer, made significant contribution to the programs and activities, and who efforts affected the mission of the program positively.

Championing Equality, Equity and Inclusion

Recognizes an organization or individual for efforts put out in the act of furthering Equality, diversity, inclusion and Equity in society via creating policies, procedures and practices, creation of programs or other events that encourage and foster diversity, equality, equity and inclusion.

Innovation Award

Recognizes an organization or individual who has broken new ground for an organization by displaying new ways of thinking, approaching and/or resolving matters or challenges.

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ORG Newcomer of the Year

It recognizes an organization or organization that started less than five years ago and displayed 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 important help and innovations in the quest to end hunger and poverty on a local, national or global scale.

Promoting a Safer Internet

Recognizes a person or organization whose contributions have promoted safety online whether through education, working with policymakers or advocacy.


The winner of each of the following categories of the ORG Impact Awards 2020 will be offered the opportunity to direct a monetary donation to the charitable organization of their choice, as follows:

  • ORG IMPACT AWARDS ORG of the year $30,000 USD
  • For combatting Coronavirus: $15,000 USD
  • For every other winner: $5,000 USD

To add to the monetary donation, winners should also expect to receive:

  • A custom trophy;
  • Would be offered an invitation to speak at the 2021 symposium
  • Would be offered free advertising and promotion during this time
  • This opportunity would be added and honoured in the year 2021 in-person event. The OIA finalist would also receive the opportunity to be added and honoured at the ORG 2021 in-person event.


  • All organizations nominated to any of the award categories must have a website that is hosted on the ORG domain.
  • All nominated individuals are expected to have an established role at an organization with a website on the ORG domain.
  • Every single submission is to be done in English.
  • Every single activity highlighted in the submission is expected to have happened between June 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020. If the activity commenced before June 1, 2020, the entry is still eligible as long as significant activities took place between the two dates.
  • An individual or an organization can submit to more than one category, but each submission is to be original.
  • The nominator is must be 18 years of age at least, and have been given the permission to nominate the individual or organization that uses or has a connection to .ORG domain.
  • Individuals or organizations who are based in Cuba, Burma/Myanmar, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria, may not nominate or will not be recognized as a “Nominee”.
  • All Employees of the Public Interest Registry and any of its parent and affiliate companies as well as your immediate family. And a household member of each employee would not be eligible to nominate individuals or Organizations or be considered as a Nominee for any award.

Application Process

All ORG impact Awards are to be completed only online. Each of the categories would require a response to prompting questions that relate to that category, so every single entrant would be submitting and evaluated on the same criteria. Each of the entries is to also include a minimum of at least one supporting document; up to about 5 supporting materials would be accepted.

Click on this link to nominate.

Below is the supporting material, but are not limited to:

  • Project plan(s).
  • A letter to stakeholders.
  • Annual report or project recap report.
  • Photos of before and after.
  • Marketing video.
  • A provide link to a webpage with project or initiative information.

Application Deadline

September 4, 2020.

For more details about the award, follow this link, there, you would get important detail on how to nominate and more.




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