Golden Post Awards - Honoring Government Social Media

Chris Hsiung and Kristy DaltonThe 2018 “Golden Post Awards” is the fourth annual award program exclusively designed to honor outstanding use of social media by local and state government agencies in the U.S. 

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View the 2018 Finalists!

2018 Golden Post Awards Timeline

Contest Open: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Entry Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018 at midnight PT
Finalists Announced: Monday, March 26, 2018
Winners Named: GSMCON2018 Awards Ceremony (2:45pm-4pm) on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Attendance at GSMCON isn’t required for finalists. Winners will be presented with awards at the event, so try to register if you can! If you can’t attend, your agency will receive the trophy or plaque in the mail. 

Nominations will be accepted by agencies and citizens and our panel of judges will select finalists. Winners will be announced at GSMCON and will be presented with trophies and plaques. Questions about the Golden Post Award program? Please contact us at or call Mai Linh Johnson at (888) 803-9401. 

Read the Rules & Eligibility.


  • Best Use of Humor on Social Media
  • Social Media Strategy in Solving Crime (withdrawn in 2018 – will be restructured for 2019)
  • Social Media Crisis Communications
  • Best Use of Crowdsourcing
  • Government Social Media Policy
  • Outstanding Social Media Results

View the 2017 Winners
View the 2017 Finalists

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