Time to make your nominations for the Social Media Award 2020

In 2019, the association and the Facebook group #jagärhär received the award. Now, for the eighth time, it's time to nominate a person or organisation that can win SEK 100,000.

Through social media, many more people can make themselves heard. Thus citizens have more opportunities to influence the development of society.

The University of Borås, Sparbanksstiftelsen Sjuhärad, and the City of Borås would like to draw attention to and support this development. Sparbanksstiftelsen Sjuhärad's Social Media Award of SEK 100,000 goes to a person, group or organisation that has developed the use of social media in a way that provides societal benefits.

Last year's winners were the association and the Facebook group #jagärhär which, through practical action, made efforts against hatred and towards a constructive debate on social media.

"The award helps us to draw attention to the important work that our members do when they fight hatred and disinformation. These phenomena are closely linked to the wave of populism and authoritarianism that is spreading around the world. For the most part, it is elected politicians who undermine democratic governance and that, if anything, shows how incredibly important the political debate actually is,” said Mina Dennert, President of the association #jagärhär, at the award ceremony.

Previous winners include the #metoo Initiative, Viralgranskaren, Wikimedia, Brit Stakston, Lina Thomsgård, and Joakim Jardenberg.

Nominate your favourite!

Which person or organisation do you think has had a positive impact on society by innovatively using social media? Take the opportunity to make a nomination for your favourite candidate!

Both individuals and organisations can make nominations. The nomination period runs until 15 August.

Submit your nomination via the University of Borås website. (Only in Swedish)

Read more about past winners (in swedish only):

#jagärhär, 2019

#Metoo, 2018

Viralgranskaren, 2017

Wikimedia Sverige, 2016

Brit Stakston, 2015

Lina Thomsgård, 2014

Joakim Jardenberg, 2013

Contact

Jan Nolin, Professor at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås

jan.nolin@hb.se
+ 46 (0)33-435 4336