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GSMCON2023: Golden Post Awards nominations open through Jan. 31

Jan 11, 2023

Share your agency’s social media accomplishments and be recognized for your dedicated public service work by submitting your entry for the Golden Post Awards now through 11:59 p.m. PT Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

Join us on Friday, January 13, 2023 for a live webinar on “Golden Post Awards: Secrets to Creating an Exceptional Award Entry” hosted by Awards Committee Co-Chair and GSM Membership Council President Kristen Waggener. Here’s how to register

This awards program is exclusively designed to honor outstanding use of social media by government agencies in the U.S. There is no cost to government agencies to submit entries. Our award program features 10 categories focusing on social media strategy, presence and success, and is open for eligible government agencies to enter in the United States. 

New for 2023

We’re making several enhancements for 2023 based on your feedback!

  • Entrants will now receive feedback from judges! This has been a popular request, and now, you’ll get insightful feedback at the close of this year’s program, highlighting areas of excellence and opportunities for improvement in your entry.
  • Short-Form Video category is now accepting entries for videos that are 60 seconds or less. Videos over 60 seconds should be entered in the “Best Long-Form Video” category.
  • Judges can now submit entries — as long as entries are in a category they aren’t assigned to judge.
  • Entrants will be asked to share more information about staff size and outsourced work

Submitting outstanding entries

How can you make your agency’s entries stand out of hundreds? See what winning entries in 2022 looked like, and then join Awards Committee Co-Chair and GSM Membership Council President Kristen Waggener in a webinar for a look behind the scenes on how to create excellent entries that make your government social media work shine. We’ll cover:

  • Changes to this year’s program
  • What judges are looking for
  • Practical, usable tips on how to create your entry to give it the best chance of success.

Sign up for the free webinar happening at 10 a.m. PT, Friday, January 13, 2023.

Golden Post Awards ceremony

We’re bringing back our in-person Golden Post Awards ceremony at the 2023 Government Social Media Conference! GSMCON2023 is the premier social media conference for communicators in public service and it’s happening May 2-4, 2023 in Reno, NV.

Led by co-chairs Chelsea Sawyer, Kristen Waggener and Katie Grant, our 2023 Award Committee is hard at work planning a memorable ceremony celebrating the work of social media professionals. Awards finalists will be posted in March and will receive a certificate. Category winners will be announced during the Golden Post Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV, where winners receive an engraved trophy. 

Only registered GSMCON2023 attendees will be able to participate in the ceremony, so we encourage you to register to attend GSMCON! Registration for a virtual ticket also allows entry to watch the live streamed award ceremony for those not attending the conference in person. 

More on GSMCON2023

Over 500 participants have already signed up for the premier social media conference for government agencies! Get the latest tools for you to become the most efficient public service communicator and make GSMCON exactly the experience you need. 

  • Network with fellow government professionals in this niche social media field at fun events like the Welcome Reception (held at Lex Nightclub) and guided networking activities.
  • Hear from over 30 speakers throughout the program!
  • Celebrate wins at the Golden Post Awards and enjoy a complimentary shuttle ride for a networking night in Lake Tahoe.
  • Explore different upgrades available to add on special sessions, networking opportunities and pre-conference, in-depth workshops.

We can’t wait to see you at GSMCON2023! Save the most during Regular Registration.


Best communicate with the public you serve and get connected with fellow socialgovs by registering for the 2023 Government Social Media Conference happening in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada! Join our free network for bi-weekly Government Social Media Chats or professional association for member-only webinars. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on training, events and more.

We support the largest network of government social media professionals in the U.S. by guiding government agencies through complex social media issues. Government Social Media helps you successfully communicate with the public you serve, protect your agency and keep public trust while finding your support community. 

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