Second Annual Shorty Awards Will Be Held March 3rd

Thu, Jan 28, 2010

Events, Industry

Sawhorse Media has announced that their second annual Twitter-based Shorty Awards will be held on March 3 at the Times Center in the New York Times Building in New York.

The Shorty Awards acknowledge the best minds in many fields, such as literature, journalism, politics and even humor, along with detailing the best art, apps, and advertising, among other officially recognized categories.

The announcement, according to WebNewser, comes with a reminder for Twitter users to hurry and place their last minute votes for several community driven categories (that tend to be more casual in nature – best blogger or funniest poster on Twitter, as examples), as voting ends this Friday.

For those unfamiliar with the voting process, here are the two basic formats for tweeting your nominations:

“I nominate @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #category because…(add reason here).”

“#shortyawards @username #category (add quick reason here).”

Be sure to add a reason for your vote with each tweet, or else your vote will not be counted. Once you pick a person and reason however, feel free to vote as many times as you would like between now and Friday. Just remember that your followers will be seeing every nomination you post, so beware of spamming them in your excited voted frenzy.

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