The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has launched the Health Promotion and Community Well-Being Organization and Partnership Awards, in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Health, the UK Public Health Register and the Institute of Health Promotion and Education. The Awards demonstrate the new Society's mission of "vision, voice and practice", and will raise the profile of health promotion in the UK and recognize good practice through public and professional acknowledgement. They are linked to a wider programme of advocacy and workforce development led by the RSPH through the Shaping the Future collaboration (see http://www.specialisedhealthpromotion.org.uk). The Awards have a powerful pedigree in the "settings" approach of the World Health Organization, and focus on the strong processes that organizations and partnerships need to develop and implement strategies. The Awards have been developed in partnership with four initial applicants from primary care trusts, and one partnership applicant spanning a primary care trust, local authority and Council for Voluntary Services. Assessment of applications is through peer review and a panel challenge. Examples of evidence from the five initial applicants, and how they relate to the criteria for the Awards, are showcased in this article. They are: Sefton's Health-Promoting Settings Network; the North East Essex Youth Health Trainers scheme; Health Equity Audits in Rotherham; public engagement in North Lancashire; and Health at Work in Plymouth.