Social Media Awards (SMAs)

Social Media Awards 2017

Finalists will be selected by a committee on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Entries will be considered up until Wednesday, April 26 by 4pm. Finalists will be notified by a direct message on the account they entered with. Category winners will be announced at the 2017 Leadership Banquet and Social Media Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Student Center Atrium.


What is an SMA? In other words, what exactly will I win?

Like all great awards (Oscars, Emmys, Grammys), the winner in each of our categories will receive a trophy they can proudly display for all time. And they will forever have RVC SMA Winner attached to their name. Beyond that, each winner will also receive a gift card and some social media SWAG. Our Follower of the Year will receive all of that PLUS our grand prize, $100 VISA gift card.

Who is eligible for an award?

Anyone who is following RVC on any of our primary social media platforms will have an opportunity to be considered for an SMA! All you have to do is follow the guidelines for each category. Speaking of which…

Can you tell me what awards will be given so I can start making my run at an SMA?

Absolutely. The following SMA’s will be awarded and for each one we’ve provide you an idea of what we’ll be looking for when we choose our winner:

Best Photo
 

Pretty self-explanatory. We’ll be looking for the best photo taken at RVC (includes any of our campus locations). It doesn’t have to be breathtaking professional photography (although that won’t hurt your chances). Maybe it’s just a really cool photo. Or unique in some way. Perhaps it shows you or other students engaged on our campus. The sky’s the limit. We’ll know the winner when we see it! 

To be eligible for this SMA just post your selfie to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #RVCSMA17

Best Selfie

How creative can you be in taking a selfie while still somehow incorporating RVC?

To be eligible for this SMA just post your selfie to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #RVCSMA17

Best Student Club/Organization Use


This SMA will be awarded to the RVC student organization that impresses us the most with its use of social media throughout the school year. Keep us informed via social media on things your organization is doing and share photos from your organization’s activities and events. Involved in a community service project? Let us know about it!
   
To be eligible for this SMA you must be an official, active RVC student organization registered with RVC Student Life. Be sure to tag or mention your organization’s name and use the hashtag #RVCSMA17 in any posts you want to be considered for this SMA.
 

Employee Social Media User of the Year
 

This award will go to our most engaged staff or faculty member on social media. We’re looking for that person who truly stands out in not only engaging on social media, but in promoting RVC’s mission and sharing the RVC story via social media. 
   
To be eligible for this award you simply need to be an employee of Rock Valley College who engages frequently with the college on social media channels throughout the school year.

Student-Athlete Social Media User of the Year
 

We’ll be looking for the RVC athlete who uses social media to best promote the RVC Athletics and Rock Valley College brands by sharing individual and team accomplishments from both on and off the floor. Be inspiring. Share athletic and classroom successes of you and your teammates. Show us how you’re giving back to the community. 
   
 To be eligible for this SMA you must be an active RVC student-athlete on the official roster for one of the NJCAA sports offered at Rock Valley College. Be sure to tag or mention your sport and use the hashtag #RVCSMA17 in any posts you want to be considered for this SMA.

Follower of the Year
 

This award will go to our most engaged follower on social media who is not an RVC staff or faculty member. We’re looking for a person who truly stands out in engaging on with us on social media across all platforms.
   
To be eligible for this award you simply need to be someone who engages frequently with the college on social media channels throughout the school year. Employees are not eligible as they will be considered for the employee award as described above.

Terms and Conditions
 

The RVC Social Media Awards are open to anyone who follows Rock Valley College on social media who complies with the requirements for each respective award category (as stated in the award category descriptions above), including the use of the #RVCSMA17 hashtag.

Rock Valley College employees are eligible for all SMA categories with the exception of: Follower of the Year, Student-Athlete Social Media User of the Year, and Best Student Organization Use of Social Media.

There is no limit to how many times a person can submit posts for consideration for a specific category.

Entries will be considered up until Wednesday, April 26 by 4:00 p.m. CST.

A selection committee comprised of Rock Valley College staff and students will choose the category winners within 48 hours of competition closure.

Persons serving on the SMA selection committee and their relatives are not eligible for award consideration.

Prizes for each of the six categories will be awarded as described above. No cash alternative will be awarded in substitution for any of the prizes.

By entering the competition, all entrants are agreeing to allow Rock Valley College to promote the winners. The names and social media posts of the winners may be featured on Rock Valley College’s social media sites and public website at rockvalleycollege.edu.

Rock Valley College is not responsible for any personal injury, disciplinary action taken on an RVC student in class, or use of data in mobile device data plans associated with a person’s attempt to create a post for consideration for the Social Media Awards.

Rock Valley College reserves the right to change the aforementioned terms and conditions at any time without prior notification. It is the SMA entrant’s responsibility to check these terms and conditions for changes.