The 3rd Social Media in Practice Excellence Awards 2021

Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited will be hosting the 3rd Social Media in Practice Excellence Awards at the 8th European Conference on Social Media in Larnaca, Cyprus.  The objective of the Social Media in Practice Excellence Awards is to highlight Interesting or leading edge applications of social media and this is achieved through the publication of winning case histories submitted by contestants. The best case histories are presented at the European Conference on Social media and published in a book.

This competition is looking for innovative and exciting uses of social media across all domains and is looking for examples from education, marketing, healthcare, community development, charities, government and any other area which has put social media platforms to a new use. The emphasis of the case histories needs to be on effective social media applications and this can be in the private or in the public sectors, including NGOs, schools and universities, etc. If you are or if you have been involved in a relevant project, we invite you to participate in this competition to showcase innovative social media applications. To enter the competition we require an abstract of up to 300 words using the online submission form describing the social media initiative.

If the proposal is suitable we will invite you to submit a full case history of no more than 3000 words which will be considered as an entry to the competition. A panel of international adjudicators will evaluate the case histories. When preparing your initial submission, bear in mind that full case histories will be structured around the following headings:

      • The nature of the social media initiative and its specific objectives
      • The infrastructure, i.e. people, systems, hardware, software etc. required to launch the initiative
      • The challenges that were encountered, how they developed and how they were overcome
      • How the initiative was received
      • How the initiative was tested for validity and reliability
      • The learning outcomes that were achieved and how they were measured and evaluated
      • Plans to further develop the initiative.

Authors of the top rated initiatives will be invited to register and attend the European Conference on Social Media (ECSM) in Larnaka, Cyrpus on 2 - 3 June 2021 to present their case histories to the judges and conference participants. A prize will be awarded to the initiative judged to show the most creative thinking and successful implementation.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission – 22 December 2020
Notification of Abstract Acceptance –  31 December 2020
Full Case History Submission – 09 February 2021
Finalists announced – 21  March  2021Submit-an-abstract-300x77   If you have any queries please email: Conference information at:

2019 Winners

1st Place

The Traditions Challenge mobile App
Adam Peruta, Syracuse University, New York, USA

2nd Place

EDINA Digital Footprint Consultancy & Training Service
Nicola Osborne, University of Edinburgh, UK

3rd Place

Developing Social Paleontology: A Case Study Implementing Innovative Social Media Applications
Lisa Lundgren and Kent J Crippen, University of Florida, USA