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Honoring champions in higher education social media excellence

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At this year’s #SMSsummit Higher Ed, we want to give higher education marketers a chance to have their institution (and those behind their social media success) to be recognized and celebrated for their awesome work.

Enter your institution to win an achievement award for one of the 6 listed categories
Be recognized among your peers as a leader in social media marketing excellence
Share your award with colleagues and leadership during our live Hall of Fame Ceremony on November 2nd at the Social Media Strategies Summit
As a winner, you’ll have your institution included as a featured story on the SMSS blog, social media, and inducted into the Edu Hall of Fame on our website!

OCTOBER 10TH, 2017, 11:59PM PST
Nominations must be campaigns and/or projects from the academic year of 2016-2017, and/or YTD (through October 10, 2017).
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Award Categories:

Most Creative Use of Video

This award honors innovation and creativity. We want to see examples displaying out-of-the-box thinking and unique approaches to use of video.

Best Higher Ed Administrator using Social Media

Acknowledge a social media superstar from your administration team! This award is for a team member that goes above and beyond to use social media as a channel to support audience engagement and brand awareness for your institution.

Best Showcase of Faculty Research & Innovation through Social Media

This award highlights a team’s notable efforts in collaborating with faculty, harnessing new media tools, and working creatively to translate faculty research and innovation for consumption by a broader audience.

Best use of a Mascot in Social Media

This award honors imagination, ingenuity and originality. We want to see examples of universities and colleges bringing the fun and school spirit of a mascot to life through social media.

Best Overall Social Media Presence

Enter your university to be acknowledged for exceptional social practices on one of the following channels: Instagram Facebook Twitter Snapchat

**PEER AWARD** Winner chosen through higher ed community votes!

Best Use of Social Media with a Live Event

This award is meant to highlight universities connecting the physical and digital worlds. Events can include sporting events, graduation, job fairs - anything that showcases social media integration to enhance live event engagement and excitement.

Our Judges:

Liz Gross

Market Insights Manager
Great Lakes Higher Education Corp.

Ryan Nagdeman

Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Rush University Medical Center

Jemalyn Griffin

Assistant Director, Content and Program Marketing
Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Krista Smith

Director of Social Media
Texas A&M University

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If you have any questions or comments about the awards program, please contact summit organizer Breanna Jacobs at [email protected].

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