Rule 5 was named ‘Outstanding Newcomer’ in the Prolific North Awards in May 2013, just five and a half months after launching. The agency won its first ‘Gold’ campaign award later that year, for the Best Use of Social Media category in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Pride Awards 2013.

The agency has won major PR campaign awards every full year since it began operations. In June 2016 it was named ‘Outstanding Small Consultancy’ in the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Dare Awards and last year Rule 5 took home three gold awards at the 2018 CIPR PRide Awards. In 2019 the agency won the Best Not for Profit campaign for the charity giving platform Wonderful at the PRCA Dare Awards and won a further Two Golds and a Silver award at the CIPR Pride Awards in November.