It’s a first in Lebanon, and definitely a very nice idea to look forward to.

Around 600 collective online activists (bloggers, celebrities, websites, restaurant chains, NGOs, companies, journalists, politicians…) divided upon 32 categories, will be honored for the first time this year, at an awards ceremony at Beirut’s Phoenicia hotel on April 29th, that will feature a panel of 12 illustrious jury members including:

SMA 2013 Jury Members

– H.E. Nicolas Sehnaoui| Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications
– H.E. Tom Fletcher | British Ambassador to Lebanon
– Mohammad Hijazi | Chief Collaborator Online Collaborative
– Darine Sabbagh | Digital Consultant & Marketing Collaborator Online Collaborative
– Nemr Abou Nassar | Comedian & Performance Artist
– Fida Chaaban | Editor in Chief RAGMAG Magazine
– Omar Christidis | CEO & Founder Arabnet
– Ziad Kamel | CEO The Alleyway Group
– Leila Khauli Hanna | Marketing Instructor at American University of Beirut (AUB)
– Octavia Nasr| Journalist & CEO of Bridges Media Consulting
– Maya Zankoul | Graphic Designer, Founder of Maya Zankoul Design
– Shada Omar |TV Personality & Journalist


Among the many categories in competition, DSC got nominated for 2, thanks to you dear fans, and in second place to the jury, who selected us yesterday in a conference at Beirut’s Phoenicia hotel, among the 7 finalists in both categories.

Here’s how both categories shape up:

Finalists for Best NGO/Organization on Twitter
•    Donner Sang Compter | @DSCLebanon
•    FERN | @FERN_org
•    TEDxBeirut | @TEDxBeirut
•    YASA | @yasalebanon
•    One Wig Stand | @OneWigStand
•    Food Blessed | @foodblessed
•    Sesobel | @Sesobel

Finalists for Best NGO/Community on Social Media
•    Lebanese Memes |
•    Donner Sang Compter |
•    TEDxBeirut |
•    Cheyef 7alak |
•    One Wig Stang |
•    Nawaya |
•    YASA |


Voting for all the categories will begin at this Monday, April 1st.

The online community (you, yes you!) will have a fifty percent say in voting for the winners, that’s why we count on your support to help us win in those 2 categories, and spread our cause all around the Lebanese territory!


Apart from the website stated above, you can follow “The Social Media Awards” on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates.


Here’s LBC’s report of the competition:

Good luck to all the other nominees!

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