Voting for the 2014 Equine Online Equestrian Social Media Awards has now closed

Nominations for the 2014 ESMAs took place before Christmas when we received 17,131 nominations from 5,109 individuals. We then had the tremendously difficult task of selecting your 200 finalists from over 395 entrants.

The selections were based on:

  • Strength of supporting statements made in nominations.
  • Degree to which they are active and engaging in their online efforts.

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, nearly 15,000 of you. For this year's ESMAs there are two prizes up for grabs in each category. The first will be the Judges’ Choice ESMA, decided by an expert panel of the global equestrian industry’s most talented marketers and media professionals; the second is the People’s Choice ESMA, 100% decided by public vote.

Finalists create acceptance speech videos in which they can show off their creative side for the online award ceremony. The winners for the ESMAs and Equestrian Digital Awards will be announced on 24 February when videos will go live throughout the day.

1. Best use of Facebook

3. Social good

5. Best use of social media by an Amateur Horseperson

12. Best use of social media by a Saddlery/Tack Shop

15. Best Social Network

16. Best use of social media by a Broadcaster

17. Best use of social media by Creative Equestrians

(Creative professionals within the equestrian industry e.g. journalists, photographers, artists, designers etc.)

Best use of Social Media by region, sponsored by the Equestrian Creative Network.

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The Judges' Choice winner of each regional group will be put forward for the World Award.