Nominations now open for 2019 Catholic Social Media Awards

Nominations now open for 2019 Catholic Social Media Awards

By Jessan Nieles

August 23, 2019

Manila, Philippines

Catholic social communicators will have the chance to shine at this year’s Catholic Social Media Awards (CSMA).

Once again there’s no fee to enter the award categories which cover various social media platforms.

Now on its fourth year, the CSMA hands out recognition to encourage dioceses, parishes and church organizations to evangelize through the digital world.

Organizers launched CSMA 2019 on Aug. 22 with nominations now open for 13 categories.

The categories open for submissions until October 6 are:

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

The CSMA was established by YouthPinoy and Areopagus Communications in 2015, which aims to encourage and instil a sense of responsibility among online communicators.

YouthPinoy is a group of “online missionaries” who “strives to win the world through the Word”.

The awards also run under the auspices of the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

“CSMA was established to motivate Filipinos to initiate and nurture the culture of truth in social media,” said Msgr. Pedro Quitorio, CBCP Media Director.

This year’s CSMA will be held on Nov. 16, which will culminate the 8th Catholic Social Media Summit to be held Manila. CBCPNEWS