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A Short Introduction to the Shorty Awards

Welcome to the 6th Annual Shorty Awards

Entries for brands, agencies and media professionals are now open. Nominations for the general shorty awards will open in January.

What do Conan O'Brien, Ricky Gervais, Sesame Street's Grover, Suze Orman, Ted Leo, Neil Patrick Harris and NASA have in common? They're all Shorty Award winners.

The Shorty Awards honor the best in social media; recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web.

Every year, millions of people visit the Shorty Awards site to support their favorite social media content creators by tweeting nominations. All those tweets culminate in a highly anticipated awards ceremony that celebrates the winners as chosen by categories. The Shorty Awards also honors the industry's best agencies, brands, and social media professionals.

The Shorty Awards ceremony will be on April 8, 2013 at the TimesCenter in New York City. Find out details to attend in person or to watch live online.You can also watch clips from past years.

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The Shorty Awards are produced by Sawhorse Media, a New York-based technology startup. Sawhorse also created and runs Muck Rack, the leading network to connect with journalists on social media.