Shorty Awards

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Template:Infobox award The Shorty Awards (also known as the Shorties) are an awards event, that honors top short-form content creators on the micro-blogging website Twitter. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is the primary sponsor of the awards. The awards are organized by the co-founders of the Brooklyn-based startup company Sawhorse Media.

The first Shorties were held on February 11, 2009, at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NY. Approximately 300 people attended the event and dozens were turned away.[1] The event was hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez and featured in-person guest appearances by prominent Twitter users MC Hammer and Gary Vaynerchuk and a video appearance by Shaquille O'Neal. The awards, which were voted on by Twitter users, were distributed in 26 categories, ranging from Advertising to Weird.

Voting in the second Shorties opened on January 5, 2010. The second Shorty Awards competition introduced a panel of judges, the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences whose members include David Pogue, Kurt Andersen, Joi Ito, Frank Moss (technologist), Alberto Ibargüen, Sreenath Sreenivasan, MC Hammer and Alyssa Milano.



  1. Otterman, S.: "The Scene at the Shorty Twitter Awards: Chatter", The New York Times

Further reading

2008 winners

Advertising: PeggyOlson on Twitter
Apps: brightkit on Twitter
Brand: MarthaVan on Twitter
Business: PawLuxury on Twitter
Design: yiyinglu on Twitter
Education: RubyLearning on Twitter
Entertainment: FLWBooks on Twitter
Finance: stocktwits on Twitter
Food: foodimentary
Green: greenmoms on Twitter
Health: ADHDParenting on Twitter
Humor: charlestrippy on Twitter
Music: tranquilmammoth on Twitter
News: BreakingNewsOn on Twitter
Nonprofits: athletes4acure on Twitter
Personal: AlohaArleen on Twitter
Photography: Twipphoto on Twitter
Politics: justin_hart on Twitter
Science: MarsPhoenix on Twitter (NASA's Mars Phoenix lander)
Social Media: danzarrella on Twitter
Sports: girlwithnoname on Twitter
Startups: hanniversary on Twitter
Tech: Twitter_Tips on Twitter
Travel: cruisesource on Twitter
Video Games: justinmcelroy on Twitter
Weird: martinsargent on Twitter

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