Here’s a run-down of the finalists of the Shorty Award for Animated GIF of the Year, presented in partnership with A&E's Duck Dynasty. This award recognizes an impactful GIF from 2012.

The winner will be announced at the 5th Annual Shorty Awards on April 8!

1. McKayla Maroney’s Jaw Dropping Vault by Jack Moore

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Source: BuzzFeed

2. 25th Anniversary of the GIF by Jake Olimb

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Source: Daily Dot

3. Kiss Me in Paris by Jamie Beck

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Source: Ann Street Studio

4. First animated gif to appear on NYTimes homepage
by Aled Lewis, Arem Duplessis, Gail Birchler, Drea Zlanabitnig, Jon Huang and Samantha Henig

5. Deal with IT - obama by Liberationdemonology


Source: Know your meme “Cell Phone Photo”
Photo by Pablo Martinez (Monsivais/AP)

6. Fat Kid with Hot Dogs by Lacey Micallef

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Source: lulinternet

Congratulations to all of the finalists!