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Nominations Now Open for the 2020 Catholic Social Media Awards

Catholic individuals, parishes, dioceses, and organizations may be nominated for different categories.

Attention, Popesters! The Catholic Social Media Awards is now open for nominations until February 25, Thursday. The annual event will conclude with a virtual ceremony and awarding rites on March 20.

The Catholic Social Media Awards is an annual event that began in 2015. It is hosted by Youth Pinoy (a group of young Filipino Catholics) in partnership with Areopagus Communications, Inc., and the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

According to the CBCP News website, the primary aim of the awards is to give recognition to individuals, parishes, dioceses, and organizations that played a significant role in delivering Catholic content and standing up against misinformation through social media platforms. (Read: Fake news endangers lives more than COVID-19, and each of us can fix it)

For this year’s awards, the initiative hopes to provide an added support to the Philippine Catholic Church in terms of promoting faith and evangelization on social media— especially now that everyone is encouraged to stay at home due to the global crisis that is the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past winners of Catholic Social Media Awards: (left) Fr. Luciano Felloni for 2019 Social Media Male Influencer Award and (right) 100% Katolikong Pinoy won the Best Facebook Page award last CSMA 2016 (Photos from Catholic Social Media Awards Facebook)

Catholic Social Media Awards

As mentioned in the Catholic Social Media Awards website, nominees will be ranked based on their content’s impact, relevance, as well as their page’s practice, uniqueness, responsiveness, number of following, engagement rate, and copyright usage.

Nominations are open for individual and group categories. You may see all of them below.

  • Best Parish Facebook Page
  • Best Facebook Public Group
  • Best Parish Website
  • Best Catholic Blog
  • Best Twitter
  • Catholic Song of the Year
  • Female Social Media Influencer
  • Best Catholic Vlog
  • Best Instagram
  • Male Social Media Influencer

To send your nomination, click on this link.


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