Social Media Categories: Folio Awards

Please review the complete rules listed below the categories.

Enter by midnight, Dec. 19, 2017 at the standard entry fee rate. Entries received between Dec. 20 and Jan. 9 will be subject to late entry fee rates, so please plan accordingly.

Only online entries will be accepted. The online entry form will be available by Oct. 1, 2017.

The social media awards categories are:

SM01. Best in Social Media 2017 by an Individual – Enter one campaign using up to five social media channels

SMO2. Best Use of Social Media by a Charity – Enter one campaign using up to five social media channels

SMO3. Best Use of Social Media by a Corporation – Enter one campaign using up to five social media channels

SM04. Best Use of Social Media by Industry – Choose one of the subcategories below and enter one campaign using up to five social media channels:

  • Hospitality
  • Travel
  • Tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Lifestyle
  • Transportation
  • Food & Beverage
  • Banking
  • Professional Services
  • Healthcare
  • Wellness/Fitness
  • Real Estate
  • Law Firm

SMO5. Best Storyteller of the Year (Individual) – Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM06. Best Storytelling of the Year (Brand)-Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM07. Best Social Good Campaign-Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM08. Best Public Service Campaign- Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM09. Best Social Media Agency of the Year -Enter up to 5 examples of agency’s work

SM10. Best Use of Video for a Cause – Enter one video

SM11. Best Use of Live Video – Enter one video

SM12. Best Podcast – Enter one

SM13. Best Use of a Hashtag – Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM14. Best Use of Social Media for Customer Service – Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM15. Most Innovative Use of Social Media – Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM16. Best Blogger (Personal) – Enter up to 3 columns

SM17. Best Blogger (Organization) – Enter up to 3 columns

SM18. Best Community Service Social Media Campaign – Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM19. Best Cultural Awareness Social Media Campaign – Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM20. Best Use of Social Media by a Start-Up – Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM21. Best Low Budget Social Media Campaign – Enter one campaign using up to 5 social media channels

SM22. Best Use of Twitter – Enter one campaign

SM23. Best Use of Facebook – Enter one campaign

SM24. Best Use of Instagram – Enter one campaign

SM25. Best App – Enter one app

SM26. Best Event on Social Media – Enter one event campaign using up to 5 social media channeps

SM27. Best Website – Provide URL and up to 5 links that best illustrate the content, design and voice of the website


Social Media Awards Rules

  1. All social media entries must include: Summary and quantifiable results — not to exceed 200 words.  Concept, goals and defined outcome of campaign should be in the summary. Analytics to illustrate scope of audience engagement must be included.
  2. These social media awards are open to all businesses and nonprofit organizations. (Local news media should refer to the social media categories contained within the Local News Categories page.)
  3. These awards are open to local, regional and national organizations.
  4. Unlike local news requirements, social media entries have no Long Island-specific content restrictions.
  5. Submissions must have been active campaigns between Dec. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2017.
  6. The Fair Media Council reserves the right to withhold awards in any category or to transfer an entry to another category.
  7. Entry fees apply per each complete entry and must be received by the entry deadline. Failure to submit proper entry fees will disqualify entries.
  8. Entries that do not abide by the rules set forth by the Fair Media Council will be disqualified.
  9. Only winners will be notified.
  10. Winners will be publicly announced at an event in 2018.

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