PRovoke Media is partnering with WE Communications to recognize and celebrate diverse young communicators who identify as women through the Young Changemakers Awards. These awards will celebrate the next generation of communications leaders, help launch the careers of up-and-comers, and create better equity and more opportunity for those in marginalized groups.

“This award is about the chance to create that change and give those kinds of opportunities to people who may not have had them ever before — people who are brave enough really to shout out what all of us here in this room could do better to move the industry forward in bold and new directions," said WE global CEO Melissa Waggener Zorkin. Watch more from Zorkin in the video below.

Awards will be given annually – one per region in North America, UK/Europe, APAC/MEA – in alignment with the regional PRovoke Summits. We have currently opened entries for North America with the early deadline Nov. 30. Entries will be accepted in North America until Dec. 15 and the winner for this region will be recognized at PRovoke North America in Feb. 2022.

Dates for the UK/Europe and APAC/MEA will be announced in coming months. There is no fee to enter this award. Entries can be submitted via the award's dedicated portal.

The criteria for the awards varies based on region. For North America, entrants must be between the ages of 22 and 29 as of entry date, and identify as a woman and as Asian, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or two or more or races. In the UK/Europe, entrants must be between the ages of 22 and 29 as of entry date and identify as a woman and as Black, or as a person of color. For APAC/MEA, entrants must identify as a woman and be between the ages of 22 and 29 as of entry date.

Candidates will deliver a written submission and a video summary/pitch, more details on crafting the entry can be found here. Winners in each region will receive recognition on PRovoke Media, specialized professional development and attendance to premier industry events, and special access to industry executives at WE Communications and PRovoke Media. Details on what the winners receive can be found here.

For more details, please visit the award's FAQ.