SSMA 2019: Nominate Your Social Media heroes

After the success of its inaugural edition in 2018, the second edition of the Salone Social Media Awards 2019 is back. The event will bring together social media influencers, Government officials and members of the private sectors to recognized those individuals and institutions that are using social media positively.

SaloneJamboree believes recognition, rather than regulation, can be an effective way to encourage and promote the good use of social media. Therefore, SaloneJamboree thinks it’s time for the special recognition of those individuals, groups, and institutions that are using social media positively.

In this vein, SaloneJamboree hereby presents the 2nd edition of the Salone Social Media Awards.
The organizers say they hope that this award scheme will motivate and inspire individuals, groups, and institutions to make good use of social media and enjoy its benefits.

The annual event will honor winners from 16 categories as polled from their personalities and activities on social media. Four new categories were introduced this year; ‘Most Engaging Civil Servant’, ‘Best Gender Advocate’, ‘Most Viewed video on YouTube’, and ‘Best Sports Personality’.

The SSMA covers the spectrum of WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Anyone can nominate an individual, group or institution for any of the categories. The nominee(s) must satisfy the criteria within the category for which they are nominated.

Those who meet the criteria shall be selected by an independent and credible committee working with professional guidelines; the selection of winners will be strictly by fan votes.

Winners will be unveiled on a magical awards night with performances from favorite comedy/movie and music stars.The SSMA is built on remarkable transparency and an unprecedented reward system where no nominee goes home empty-handed and the voters get thrilled with surprises.

Categories for the awards:

Note that all nominees must be active and positive social media users.

Best use of philanthropy– a person/group/institution that has carried out a successful humanitarian campaign through social media.

Most inspiring personality– an individual whose posts are consistent and are constantly followed by many users, whose messages bring hope to many and are inspired by it.

Best Health Advocate-an individual/group/institution that uses social media to promote health issues and influence policies around the same. This also can include health support to communities in the form of providing advocacy, medicines, and funds to promote healthy activities.

Most Creative Comedian– an individual/group that uses comedy to promote or educate on a variety of social and other issues of national interest.

Most Engaging Politician on Social Media– a politician who uses social media activities to engage his constituency positively.

Best WhatsApp Group– An exemplary WhatsApp Group that engages in healthy debate on issues, upholds ethical social media rules and contributes to national development.

Best Musician- a musician who effectively and creatively uses social media platforms to promote his/her works.

Best Movie Personality– a movie actor/producer who effectively and creatively uses social media platforms to promote his/her work.

Best Entrepreneur– a person/business group that effectively and creatively uses social media to promote their businesses.

Best Customer Care– an institution that effectively and creatively uses social media to engage its customers.

Best Educator– an individual who uses social media effectively and creatively to educate the public on a variety of issues.

Best Media House– a media house that effectively and creatively uses social media to disseminate credible and timely information.

Sports Personality of the Year- an individual who effectively and creatively uses social media platforms to promote his/her works.

Most Engaging Civil Servant-– a civil servant who uses social media to engage the public about his or her work in a positive way.

Most Viewed Video on YouTube: A Sierra Leonean music video, news or current affairs, comedy on YoutTube with the highest number of viewership during the past 12 months.

Best Gender Advocate: an individual who uses social media actively and positively to advocate on Gender issues.

TO NOMINATE:
Send the full name of individual/group/institution, categories nominated for and social media links by email: nominations@ssmawards.com or by SMS: +232 99 735865 or hand delivery to SaloneJamboree offices, 2nd and 3rd Floor 48 Siaka Steven Street, Freetown. Tel: +232 22 220141.

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