Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the... Shorty Awards
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Shorty Awards!
The Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content. Nominations may be made through Twitter and this website, culminating in an awards ceremony that recognizes the winners in dozens of official categories, as well as thousands of crowd-sourced categories. For the first time, the Shorty Awards will also honor the industry's best agencies and social media professionals.
About the Process
The community is invited to nominate Twitter users for excellence over the past year. Each award recognizes each content creator's entire body of work, not just an individual tweet. Nominations are made by sending a tweet, whether it's through this site or on Twitter.
In February, the nominees will be narrowed down to six finalists in each category. Winners will be determined by a combination of popular vote and by the members of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences. The awards ceremony, complete with 140-character acceptance speeches, will be held March 28, 2011 at the Times Center in New York City.
Sponsoring the Awards
To learn about opportunities to sponsor the Shorty Awards ceremony or to sponsor specific Shorty categories, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shorty Awards are produced by Sawhorse Media, a company that filters, curates, and makes sense of the real-time Web by creating fun, engaging, and useful products. Sawhorse sites include the directory of Twitter people and lists Listorious, the leading destination for journalists on Twitter Muck Rack, and a network of more than a dozen vertical Twitter sites.
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