Kalamazoo Social Media Week AWARDS

Submit your best social media campaign for a chance to be recognized and inspire others!


  1. Receiving an award from Kalamazoo Social Media can help build confidence and credibility within your organization, especially allowing other departments the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how their work fits into the broader social media landscape.

  2. Seeing the other campaigns and receiving constructive feedback from the judges also helps individuals and organizations produce new ideas for future marketing initiatives. 

  3. Receiving an award for your campaign can be a great morale boost for you and your team and can be added to professional portfolios and resumes. 

  4. Your campaign has the opportunity to inspire and teach others how to best approach their goals and objectives. 

  5. Each qualified entry will receive a written constructive report from the judges.

The submission form will remain open until May 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Campaign WINNER

K Wings Director of Public Relations/Broadcasting John Peterson talks about the campaign his team submitted in 2020 and their experience receiving recognition for having the most engaging campaign. 



Bell’s Brewery

Social Influencer

Miller Auditorium

Most Engaging

K Wings

Best Use of Hashtag

Chris Praedel for City Commissioner

Strongest Integration

Arbor Financial

Most Resourceful

Damn Handsome

Most Authentic

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Most Effective Campaign Overall

United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

Who Qualifies?

Submissions are open to all local companies and organizations of any size and industry.

Important Information for Freelancers and Agencies

You may submit a campaign on behalf of your local client. Although you and the client will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony the award will be presented to the client. Please ensure they are aware of this and grant you permission to submit their campaign.

When Will I Find Out if I Recieved an Award?

Awards will be announced as part of the 2022 Kalamazoo Social Media Week events. Awards participants will be notified when this date is announced.


Please contact Denise Negrea at




Newhall Klein
Most Effective Strategy
Big Brothers Big Sisters A Community of Caring
Most Effective Strategy (nonprofit category) Newhall Klein
Best Use of Content Miller Auditorium
Best Use of Content (nonprofit category) Humans of Kalamazoo
Most Effective Collaboration Ali Schwartz of Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
Social Media Guru of the Year


Humans of Kalamazoo (Vintage Mitten)
Best Overall Strategy
Bell’s Brewery
Best Piece of Content Kalamazoo Candle Company
Best Facebook Business Page and Best Instagram WMU Bronco Athletics
Best Twitter Kzoo Kids
Best Pinterest WMU Haworth College of Business
Best Linkedin Company Page

previous winners

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