2014 Election Campaign Social Media Awards

So I have been mulling an idea over in my head for the last couple of weeks. In 8 days time the 3 month regulated period for the 2014 election starts. From this point on I expect to see more and more election campaign orientated social media graphics. So I thought, why not run an Election Campaign Social Media Awards. So I am going to do that.


I have already approached a few people to help judge the awards, so as to make it as impartial as possible. However, if you want to be involved in it, feel free to email me: politics@matthewbeveridge.co.nz. Judging will be done via email discussion, after election day on 20 September.


I am also looking for suggestions on categories. Below is the provisional list:

Best infographic

Worst infographic

Best hashtag

Worst hashtag

Best Tweet/Facebook status by an MP

Best Tweet/Facebook status by a Party

Best Tweet/Facebook status by a Candidate

Best campaign photo

Worst campaign photo

Best selfie

Best account for towing the party line

Best use of social media during each televised debate

Best overall use of social media during a televised debate

Most Tweets

Least Tweets

Best party leader supporting Tweeter

Best satirical edit of a campaign image


I am open to suggestions on other categories, or amendments to the above categories. I will be looking for nominations. I am collecting tweets for my Post Grad research, but there will still be ones that I miss.


If you would like to be involved in any way, feel free to contact me on the address above.