Consider this the ideal event for a virtual format.

Golf Course Industry (@GCIMagazine) and Aquatrols (@Aquatrols) have announced plans for #GCITweetUp21 and the 2021 Super Social Media Awards. Hint: It’s being conducted via social media and digital platforms!

The nomination process is open through Feb. 25 and the celebration concludes at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 31 with #GCITweetUp21, an educational and interactive meetup event conducted on Zoom.

In between, we’re unveiling some unique twists. Super Social Media Awards winners will be announced via videos on weekdays beginning Monday, March 22 at 3 p.m. EST on Golf Course Industry’s Twitter and Facebook feeds. The crowning of winners will conclude with the John Kaminski Award for Social Media Leadership presentation at #GCITweetUp21.

Everybody is invited to attend the 10th annual #GCITweetUp21. Hosted by veteran trivia game show host and Golf Course Industry managing editor Matt LaWell, #GCITweetUp21 will feature informative and candid discussions with some of the industry’s best communicators, interactive contests and polls, and opportunities to interact with your peers. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks. Registering for the free event takes less time than producing a tweet. Enter bit.ly/GCITweetUp21 into your web browser to register.

Unveiled in 2012, the Super Social Media Awards honor industry professionals who use social media to demonstrate leadership, inspire co-workers and colleagues, share operational enhancement ideas, provide updates on course conditions, creatively communicate messages to intended audiences and positively tell the golf industry’s story.

Winners will be honored in the following categories: John Kaminski Award for Social Media Leadership, Best Overall Use of Social Media, Best Twitter Feed, Best Use of Video, Best Idea Shared on Social Media and Conservation Award. But don’t feel locked into submitting nominations that fit solely into those six categories. We have room for some fun and new categories based on the nominations we receive. Maybe we honor a social media rookie … or a recurring feature on somebody’s feed … or somebody who has used social media to connect colleagues in a virtual world. The industry professionals who benefit from using social media for work purposes will determine the direction of some awards.

Judging will be conducted by the Golf Course Industry editorial staff and a panel of industry experts and educators. Readers, followers and listeners are encouraged to nominate others or nominate themselves. Multiple nominations in the same or different categories are acceptable. Please include the category and appropriate links to editor-in-chief Guy Cipriano at gcipriano@gie.net or @GCIMagazineGuy or managing editor Matt LaWell at mlawell@gie.net or @MattLaWell. Email, tweet or call Cipriano at 216-393-0230 with questions.