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The Community Engagement & Outreach Best Use of Social Media Award recognizes achievements in promoting awareness and understanding of water quality issues through social media campaigns.


The award is open to individuals and organizations. Self-nominations are welcome. To be eligible individuals must be a CWEA member. Organizations need to have at least one current CWEA member.

Create a narrative which is limited to 10 pages including text, graphics, PowerPoint slides, and/or link to social media communication outreach being nominated.

Each entry must include information about their social media campaign under the following headings:

  • Objectives and timeframe
  • Target audience and strategy
  • Implementation and creativity 
  • Results and evaluation
  • How this community engagement communication tool supports CWEA’s objectives.

Social media platforms eligible, but not limited to, include: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Flicker, Instagram, Pinterest, Nextdoor, LinkedIn and interactive blogs. Websites / web pages not eligible.


For most CWEA awards, you must apply at your Local Section level first. Direct your questions to the Local Section Awards Chair. If you need additional assistance, check the award’s info page to see the Committee Awards Contact.