#sockies22 have launched

The 2022 Social Media Awards has been launched and is taking nominations in 32 different categories. As well as the usual Facebook, Twitter and Instagram categories, the awards this year will see the creation of 5 new categories:

Best Experimental (AR, VR, NFT etc.)
Social Media Campaign: Non-professionals
Social Media Campaign: LinkedIn
Social Media Strategy for Events
Social Media of Creators

Get nominating. Free entry to NGOs or SMEs with 5 or less paid employees.

Full category list.

This is an insight into what we ask the judges when they look at your nominations.

Sockies 2021 has launched

The 10th Social Media Awards has been launched and is taking nominations in 28 different categories. As well as the usual Facebook, Twitter and Instagram categories, the awards this year will see the creation of a category for TikTok and for Instagram Reels.

New Tiktok and Reels categories added. Snapchat cut. First Irish awards show to accept Bitcoin. NFT versions of trophies will be given to Winners. Focus on digital accessibility this year.

Get nominating. Free entry to NGOs or SMEs with less than 10 paid employees.

Full category list.

2020 Social Media Awards #sockies2020

The Finalists List is now available here.

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

2019 Social Media Awards

The Finalists for #sockies19 – The Social Media Awards are available here.

The event is on in Liberty Hall Theatre on July 25th. We expect a sold out show. Early Bird tickets are €35 and are on sale until Friday 28th of June. You can purchase them here. Tickets will be €50 full price.

The theme of the awards this year is “Let’s have a Kiki” so dress how you want.

2019 Social Media Awards Finalists

The nominees for the 2019 Social Media Awards are here.

Nominated in 2019 Social Media Awards

#Sockies18 – And we’re off

Sockies 2018 Nominated

The Nominated list for the 2018 Social Media Awards is now live. Congrats to all nominees. Nominated but your nomination didn’t get through? Email team@sockies.ie and give us the email used and rough time/date of your submission as well as the Word backup of the nomination.

Next comes judging, the finalists list and the ceremony on June 14th in the RDS Concert Hall.

#sockies18 – 2018 Social Media Awards

#sockies18 – the 2018 Social Media Awards take place in early June 2018.
If you want to be told of Sockies 2018, join our mailing list.

We are already starting to search out sponsors for the 2018 event. We are looking for headline and category sponsors. We also would like analytics and services partners. Sponsors can’t enter the awards, sponsors do not influence who they winners are. There are plenty of other events that can do that for you, this is not us. Still interested? More details on sponsorship.

The 2017 winners are here.

Spunout.ie Sockies 2017

The headline sponsor for Sockies 2017 is SpunOut.ie, want to be a partner or sponsor?

The hashtag for this event is #sockies17

Update: All Finalists for 2017 have now been announced.

Get your tickets quickly!
Early Bird tickets are now on sale until Wednesday night and regular priced tickets are €75 from May 10th.

Answers to questions:

  • Finalists do not get free tickets. Everyone that comes along must purchase tickets. Tickets on the door are going to be €150. Book online.
  • There is no tabled seating, this is a theatre style event. Seats are not allocated.
  • We expect a very big crowd this year so we’ll open doors at 6.30pm. We strongly advise trying to arrive around 7pm due to queues.


The Nominated list is now live. If you want to make a very late nomination, the price is €400 per category and this needs to be paid in advance. Email team@sockies.ie to arrange payment.

Next comes judging of the 800+ nominations from 200+ entities. Then we release the Finalists list.

The ceremony for the event is on May 25th in the RDS concert hall and tickets for the event go on sale once the 2017 Finalist List is out.

If you want to be told of Sockies 2018, join our mailing list.


2016 wrap-up

You can read who all the winners of the 2016 Sockies were here.

Sockies 2017 – What are the details?

Follow us on Twitter to get all the updates of when Sockies 2017 is on.
Our mailing list is where you’ll first hear of the 2017 Sockies. It’s up to you to keep yourself informed via these two outlets about the event.

Want to be a sponsor for Sockies 2017?

We’re starting to look for suitable sponsors for the 2017 event too. If you want your name and logo in front of 500 of the best people that work in social and digital in Ireland then fire us an email: team@sockies.ie Headline and category sponsorships are available.

Thank you to

A bit like a restaurant suppliers list, we’d like to thank:

M.C. Duties – Rick O’Shea
Brian Greene, Vanessa Greene – Sound
PH Systems – AV
Rob Guiton, Stephen Rodgers, Darren Conway – Videos
Made in Hollywood – 3D Signs, styrofoam props
Hollywood LED Letters (not related) – Light up Signs
Andrew Mangan – Voice Overs
Charles O’Sullivan – Sugar Distribution
Lidija Vasiljeva – Logos, graphic design.
Anne Sexton – Photography Coordinator
Kasia Janus, Antony Ramirez Ferrigno, Premkumar Kanmani – Coordinators for The Sockies.
Mary Molloy – Social Media Pilot

All our dozens and dozens of judges who make sure all the entries are judged fairly.

Thanks too to the teams from Maximum Media and Radical for entertaining us with their lip-sync battles and showing the few 100 people who were never at a Sockies, what the spirit of the event is about.