2017 CSMA CATEGORIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Best Parish Facebook Page


Facebook is home to various pages that inspire, influence, and inform its audience. The CSMA committee is looking for a Parish that embraces online evangelization and maintains a Facebook page, maximizing the new media through successfully reaching their locals parishioners online.

  • Must be the official Catholic page of a parish
  • Must be active and consistent in posting content (at least once a week)
  • Must be active page for more than a year
  • Must have a following of at least 1,000 people

BEST CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION FACEBOOK PAGE


Facebook is home to various pages that inspire, influence, and inform its audience. The CSMA committee is looking for one Facebook page that makes the world a better place because of its existence and promotes good values which their organization advocates or believes in.

  • Must be the official page of a Catholic Organization
  • Must be active and consistent in posting content (at least once a week)
  • Must be active page for more than a year
  • Must have a following of at least 1,000 people

BEST FACEBOOK PUBLIC GROUP


Facebook groups can be considered as an online community formed because of shared interests, goals, or advocacies for ease of coordination and guidance. The CSMA Committee is searching for a Facebook group that has transcended the digital boundaries to produce real, lasting change among its members.

  • Must be a public Catholic group
  • Must be active and consistent in posting content and engagement (at least once a week)
  • Must be active page for more than a year
  • Must have at least 500 members
  • Must have organized at least one (1) event or advocacy promoting Catholic values

BEST DIOCESAN WEBSITE


Dioceses through their Social Communication Ministries play a role in the New Evangelization – which often occurs by having their own website. The CSMA Committee is looking for an information portal that doubles as an avenue for online catechism which inspires, uplifts, and keeps netizens grounded on the faith.

  • Must be active and consistent in posting content and engagement (at least once a week)
  • Must be active page for more than a year

BEST PARISH WEBSITE


Parishes that evangelize online is a thriving one. The CSMA Committee is looking for a parish website that produces accurate and informative content needed by the society, especially its local parishioners.

  • Must be active and consistent in posting content and engagement (at least once a week)
  • Must be functioning for more than a year

BEST CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION WEBSITE


Since “Catholic” means universal, the search is on for the most inviting, updated, and followed Catholic Organization website that has carved out a digital niche for itself by providing regular content, appropriate and innovative design, and interactive elements.

  • Must be active and consistent in posting content and engagement (at least once a week)
  • Must be functioning for more than a year

BEST CATHOLIC BLOG


With blogs long recognized as the modern day’s soap boxes where people give opinions and ideas on various topics, the hunt is on for one particular Catholic blog which provides content and information relevant to the pressing needs of the faith.

  • Must be active and consistent in posting content and engagement (at least once a week)
  • Must be functioning for more than a year

BEST CATHOLIC VLOG


Bringing the power of visuals and compelling narrative to our screens, nominees to this category must have video content coming out on a regular basis. Nominee’s video blogs (vlog) must have meaningful, innovatively Catholic, and striking content or concept.

  • Must have at least one vlog in a month
  • Must be functioning for more than a year
  • Must have a following/subscribers of at least 500 people

BEST TWITTER ACCOUNT


An influx of all things beautiful, true, and good into the digital world awaits Catholics in Twitter every day. The CSMA Committee is out to find the Twitter account that produces transformative, creative, and informative Catholic content.

  • Must have at least one tweet a day
  • Must be functioning for more than a year
  • Must have followers of at least 500 people

BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT


The CSMA Committee is looking for an Instagram account managed by a Catholic group or individual that captures visual proof of the wonders of God’s creation and posting photos showing Christ’s presence, scenes of real faith in action and transforming encounters.

  • Must have at least one photo a week
  • Must be functioning for more than a year
  • Must have a following/subscribers of at least 500 people

VIRAL STORY OF THE YEAR


The CSMA Committee is looking for a unique story, a life-changing experience or moment which impacted thousands of people, shared in social media and went viral because of the message it delivers.

FACEBOOK PHOTO OF THE YEAR


The winning shot that exemplified an event, a palpable emotion, or one that captured well-timed stillness amid chaos. Newsworthy or simply timeless, this category is open for photos so riveting they got shared like the Good News on Facebook.

  • Original and promotes Catholic content
  • Must be posted on Facebook
  • Must be posted between October 2016 – October 2017

INSTAGRAM PHOTO OF THE YEAR


The winning shot that exemplified an event, a palpable emotion, or one that captured well-timed stillness amid chaos. Newsworthy or simply timeless, this category is open for photos so riveting they got shared like the Good News on Instagram.

  • Original and promotes Catholic content
  • Must be posted on Instagram
  • Must be posted between October 2016 – October 2017

CATHOLIC SONG OF THE YEAR


A song released in 2017 that touched the soul and pacified the spirit of numerous Catholics because of its passionately-composed lyrics, and heartfelt accompaniment.

  • Must be released between October 2016 – October 2017 and shared on Social Media
  • Must promote Catholic content, idea, value
  • Must be produced and released publicly
  • Must be available for download on (Spotify, Youtube, etc)

BEST CATHOLIC #HASHTAG


Among hundreds of events held in  2017, the CSMA Committee is looking for the hashtag that dominated the social media world!

#ACTPH: BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN


Amidst all the social issues happening in the country, the CSMA Committee is looking for a campaign that spoke the truth and fought for goodness, value, and light.

  • Must be Catholic-centered campaign
  • Must have had a visible impact on various people during the campaign

MALE SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR


In our category reserved for an individual, we’re zeroing in on that voice in the wilderness who manages to have a massive online following because of undeniable sense and original thinking, a wholesome man with an attractive online lifestyle and character.

  • Must have updates at least once a week
  • Must be functioning for more than 1 year
  • Must have a follower or engagement of at least 1000 people
  • An inspirational Man that embodies holiness

FEMALE SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR


In our category reserved for an individual, we’re zeroing in on that voice in the wilderness who manages to have a massive online following because of undeniable sense and original thinking, a wholesome woman with an attractive online lifestyle and character.

  • Must have updates at least once a week
  • Must be functioning for more than 1 year
  • Must have a follower or engagement of at least 1000 people
  • An inspirational Woman that embodies holiness