ThinkSocial Awards

Submit Examples & Join Us in Recognizing Outstanding Innovations in Social Media.

On November 19th, at The Paley Center for Media’s International Council Event, ThinkSocial will be recognizing three outstanding examples of innovation, featuring – an individual, an initiative and a collaboration between institutions, which together represent powerful models for how social media can be used to address global problems.

The final selection process includes three elements:

  • the votes and comments of our panel of expert jurors;

  • feedback from the staff of the Paley Center for Media;

  • votes and comments from the public through the ThinkSocial site.

    To help guide the final selections here is a criteria that we are using to judge the nominees:


    Value of Information & Storytelling

  • Relevance & importance of information

  • Uniqueness of storytelling

  • Effectiveness of the written, graphic, video and audio

  • presentation to convey information

  • Deftness in eliciting emotions, inspiration & action

  • Courageousness & success in overcoming obstacles in sharing the information/telling the story

    Success at Enabling People to Take Action

    Agility in creating substantial impact

  • Deftness in eliciting emotions, inspiration & action

  • Design that accomplishes clear, well-constructed, easy to share, measurable, memorable, & transparent initiative

  • Marked evolution & improvement over time
  • Influence of the Initiative

  • Reach of the information & storytelling directly and through the mediascape

  • Scale of the actions & impact enabled by the calls to action

  • Promptness & timeliness in engaging with audience in quick and deft manner

  • Relevance of the model for awareness and action used by the initiative – influential and replicable by other efforts

    Awards timeline:

    Selection phase

    September 09 – October 16th

    Public feedback and voting

    October 26th-November 1st

    Official judging

    October 26th-November 1st

    International Council Event and Awards Luncheon

    November 19th

    Cocktail Reception and Awards Celebration

    November 20th

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit; ThinkSocial Awards Website

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