About SM4E Award

Digital Empowerment Foundation has always been dedicated towards finding ICT solutions for the under-served communities to make a fairer, more inclusive India. It is extending its same motto of communicating and enduing masses , this time “with social media” by initiating “Socialmedia4empowerment” portal where social media evangelists can gather under one umbrella to connect and communicate with the world with a trust that “may be it takes time, but changes do happen”.

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Winners 2016

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Award Categories

Digital Empowerment Foundation is proud to launch the 3rd edition of Social Media for Empowerment Summit and Awards, 2016. SM4E is a platform for the recognition of social media-driven initiatives taken for the development of masses.It is also an opportunity to meet innovators and social media experts. Nominations are  now open for the following categories:

Community Mobilization

This category recognizes group and community efforts and initiatives that use various platforms of social media effectively for social and developmental purpose.
This category recognizes group and community efforts and initiatives that use various platforms of social media effectively for social and developmental purpose.

Public Relations

This category recognizes the efforts where one has used social media as a PR tool and has been successful and effective to put across views and right messages to the desired constituencies.
This category recognizes the efforts where one has used social media as a PR tool and has been successful and effective to put across views and right messages to the desired constituencies.

Women Empowerment

This category acknowledges those social media practices that are breaking the stereotypical image of women and projecting women related issues to find a solution and a way to their empowerment.
This category acknowledges those social media practices that are breaking the stereotypical image of women and projecting women related issues to find a solution and a way to their empowerment.

Social Games & Entertainment

This category recognises innovative initiatives on social media, which have enabled joy, fun, entertainment and gaming possible and made it popular.
This category recognises innovative initiatives on social media, which have enabled joy, fun, entertainment and gaming possible and made it popular.

Social Apps

This category recognizes innovative apps that ride on the social media, its methodologies and its principles for greater impact.
This category recognizes innovative apps that ride on the social media, its methodologies and its principles for greater impact.

Social Commerce & Enterprise

This category is dedicated to recognizing those pioneers who are using Social Media to attract large audience and leveraging them for their socio-commercial products and services.
This category is dedicated to recognizing those pioneers who are using Social Media to attract large audience and leveraging them for their socio-commercial products and services.

Crowd Funding

This category involves efforts, which give a kick-start to ideas and initiatives that look at raising funds through the use of social media platforms. This is about, how does one use the art of collecting the fund by raising monetary contribution from the crowd for the project, making the use of social media.
This category involves efforts, which give a kick-start to ideas and initiatives that look at raising funds through the use of social media platforms. This is about, how does one use the art of collecting the fund by raising monetary contribution from the crowd for the project, making the use of social media.

Communication, Advocacy & Development Activism

This category recognizes the efforts and initiatives that use social media mechanism and platforms as a tool for advocacy, for building opinions and converting them as a tool for development activism.
This category recognizes the efforts and initiatives that use social media mechanism and platforms as a tool for advocacy, for building opinions and converting them as a tool for development activism.

Citizen Journalism

This category acknowledges initiatives by open media enthusiasts who use social media platforms as a channel to broadcast the views, real time stories and pictures for those who are voiceless and may not have any mainstream media platform.
This category acknowledges initiatives by open media enthusiasts who use social media platforms as a channel to broadcast the views, real time stories and pictures for those who are voiceless and may not have any mainstream media platform.

Online Safety

This category recognizes initiatives taken to improve online safety associated with using social media.
This category recognizes initiatives taken to improve online safety associated with using social media.