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About Us

Founded in Victoria BC in 2011, the Social Media Awards™ is the first-of-its-kind in Canada, honouring social media innovation, creativity and excellence. The inaugural Social Media Awards in 2011 attracted more than 100 nominations from across Western Canada and the USA.

Our goal is to identify, define and celebrate excellence and best practices in social media today.

In its first year there were 8 social media categories. “Coasties” were awarded to social media marketers and aficionados. The event was a huge success with social media professionals and devotees from 4 Canadian provinces and 5 US states participating.

For 2014, we are seeking nominations in 9 categories. The Social Media Awards™ is organized by Social Media Camp™ with support from an Advisory Council comprised of social media professionals from across North America.

SMA is independent from any publication, association, agency or media company. We have a passion for excellence and thrive on rewarding and celebrating our craft and industry.


Created by Paul Holmes and Chris Burdge , the Social Media Awards™ has grown to be Canada’s largest social media awards show and ceremony.  The program includes a reception, live entertainment, awards presentation ceremony, and party.