The UK Social Media Awards and Global Social Media Awards celebrate social media campaigns across every digital platform and the innovative and creative teams who work behind the scenes.

Judged by leading independent experts from across the world, both Awards have been accredited ‘outstanding’ by the Independent Awards Stands Council. As part of these standards, judges follow a robust two-step judging process and provide feedback on every entry to help guide future projects.

Why Enter?

Entering awards increases team morale and spirit as not only are they an opportunity to showcase your work, but they are also recognition of the time invested and the results achieved.

Benefits also include:

  • Increased presence in the industry
  • Opportunity to benchmark
  • Raises credibility
  • Attracts clients and talent
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Chance to network


Dedicated to Social Media, there are 29 categories that recognise campaigns, innovation, budget, agencies and individuals. For agencies working across multiple platforms who want to enter more than one category can claim a multiple-entry discount, details of which can be found on the How to Enter pages on the websites.

What 2022 Entrants Say

Naturally Social “were thrilled to be finalists because the UK Social Media Awards are an amazing way to celebrate the creativity and innovation that is involved in achieving outstanding social media campaigns, judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts. It’s incredible to be finalists alongside some incredible campaigns. It means a lot to be recognised for our hard work.”

Christine Buck, VP Product Marketing, Hootsuite. “Our focus has always been on creating meaningful connections through social. Winning this Global Social Media award would not only be a testament to Hootsuite Amplify’s effectiveness, it would also acknowledge the valuable contribution of the Hootsuite team to our company’s overall success.”

Watch Last Year’s UK Social Media Awards Event Video:

Launched in 2008 The UK Social Media Awards take place annually in London and the Global Social Media Awards, launched during the pandemic, are currently a virtual event that takes place in April.

Dates for your Diary

Global Social Media Awards:

  • Early Bird Close: 03 February
  • Final Deadline for Entry: 17 February
  • Shortlist Announcement: 17 March
  • Winners Announced: 26 April

Download your entry form here

UK Social Media Awards

  • Early Bird Close: 19 May
  • Final Deadline for Entry: 02 June
  • Shortlist Announcement: 30 June
  • Awards Ceremony, London: 14 September

Download your entry form here

The Social Media Awards are brought to you by Don’t Panic, Awards and Events specialists who deliver 28 digital awards around the world including the UK Search Awards and Search Awards Series and the Agency Awards from the US to MENA.