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Share your wins! Golden Post Awards entries end Jan. 31

Jan 27, 2023

There are so many talented public service communicators working in government social media. Get recognized for the incredible work you do by self-nominating for this year’s Golden Post Awards!

There is zero cost for government agencies to submit up to three entries. To be considered for the Awards, please submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. 

How to enter

Determine your eligibility
You may only nominate your own agency, but if you want to recognize another agency, we encourage you to reach out to them! Eligible agencies include these entities within the United States. 

Pick your categories
Our award program features 10 categories focusing on social media strategy, presence and success. Government agencies can submit up to three entries!

You’ll find categories from platform presence and best short-form video to social media customer service and best use of social media in an emergency. Categories like Best Facebook Presence and Long Form Video are typically very competitive in terms of number of entries received. Don’t forget about entering in other categories, like Best Nextdoor Presence, Social Media Customer Service and Best Twitter Presence, as well!

Get your entry ready!
Head to our awards platform to create an account, and from here, you’ll follow the steps to fill out your entries. Answer each question showing the judges why your agency excels in this category!

Officially submit your entry by Tuesday, January 31 to be considered for the Golden Post Awards. 

Finalists will be announced in March and will receive certificates. Winners will be named at a special ceremony at GSMCON2023 and receive a trophy!

Submitting outstanding entries

How can you make your agency’s entries stand out? 

Catch the replay of a helpful webinar from Awards Committee Co-Chair and GSM Membership Council President Kristen Waggener! Scroll down this page to learn what judges are looking for, changes to this year’s program and practical tips on how to create excellent entries that make your government social media work shine. 

Another great resource is to see what winning entries in 2022 looked like! View the gallery to take a look at actual submissions from winners and finalists.

What are the Golden Post Awards?

People who manage social media in government are in one of the most difficult fields for social media professionals. The Golden Post Awards is a free program dedicated to recognize their hard work, which frequently involves high stakes, high expectations and limited resources in facilitating open communication with the public. 

The Golden Post Awards debuted in 2015, and this year will be the 7th installation! Our 2023 Awards Committee is hard at work planning a memorable ceremony celebrating the work of social media professionals. Winners will be named at the ceremony, happening during the 2023 Government Social Media Conference

Only registered GSMCON2023 attendees will be able to participate in the ceremony at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, 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 600 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.

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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