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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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 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
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.