Chris Hsiung and Kristy DaltonGolden Post Awards – Honoring Government Social Media

The 2019 “Golden Post Awards” is the fifth annual award program exclusively designed to honor outstanding use of social media by local and state government agencies in the U.S.

Check back for the complete 2019 Golden Post Awards Timeline

Contest Open: early January 2019
Entry Deadline: TBA
Finalists Announced: TBA
Winners Named: GSMCON2019 Awards Ceremony (Wednesday, April 3, 2019).

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 ext 11. 

Check back for Rules & Eligibility for the 2019 program. 

Please note that changes are planned for the 2019 program, featuring several new categories and additional enhancements.  

  • Best Use of Humor on Social Media
  • Social Media Crisis Communications
  • Best Use of Crowdsourcing
  • Government Social Media Policy
  • Outstanding Social Media Results

2018 Winners
2018 Finalists

2017 Golden Post Awards Archive
2016 Golden Post Awards Archive
2015 Golden Post Awards Archive