For the first time ever #sockies2020 are pay to enter but we’re about 1/10th the price of other award shows. We generate almost all revenue from ticket sales for the physical event. Due to Covid19 we will not be having a physical awards show this year. Having asked around, sponsorship budgets were one of the first areas to be slashed so it’s very hard to get a sponsor. And since an awards where we won’t allow sponsors to enter our awards, it’s even tougher to get people to sponsor because you love to enter.
So this year nominations are €20 for a single category. 1 category is €20, 3 is €60, 4 is €80 etc. So two categories is less than the price of one ticket to the event. If you don’t want to pay to enter, that’s fine, we hope to see you next year when everything goes back to normal.
2020 Nominations are now open. They close August 28th.
The nominations page has a payment link where you pay for your nominations and you’ll get a code that you use in your nomination entry.
We had to remove some categories this year as they weren’t popular for the past few years. If anything got 5 or less nominations, we removed them this year. We really need 5 to 10 nominations per category to make it worth carrying it.
We do have new categories this year, our favourite is Fuck Covid19 which is a free to enter category where you are nominating your work where using social media you added a bit of joy to our world during the lockdown. We also have a category for Media org strategies since Irish media really has gone fully multichannel in the past few years. We also have a category for those using Social Media for Factual Communications, a category for those fighting false and dangerous misinformation that causes harm to society. Another new category is Using Social Media for Fundraising. Some charities and NGOs really got a pummelling because of Covid19 and new ones pipped up to help health workers and their community. We want to recognise that work.
We hope to see some of our regular finalists enter again this year but if not, come back next year! Join our mailing list.
Damien and the Team