The third annual Shorty Awards are happening in New York City tonight and the event is a great way to learn about some of the most effective ways that people and companies are using Twitter. We’ve got a video player embedded below to watch the show and we’ve got one Twitter list of all the winners you can follow in one place, here: Shorty Awards 2011 Winners.
We covered the nature and background of the Shorty Awards durring last year’s event. Awards winners are selected through a combination of popular vote and an expert panel of judges.
From across the pond comes a ravishing collection of scientific imagery. The Wellcome Collection, a London museum, has just announced the winners of its Wellcome Image Awards.
The 21 award winners, selected from images acquired by the Wellcome Collection over the last 18 months, were chosen both for their ability to enhance scientific understanding and for their aesthetic appeal. Many use colour to better illustrate hard-to-see features. [New Scientist]
If you’re a TV actor, you have the Emmy Awards. If you’re a journalist, you have the Pulitzer Prize. But if you’re a citizen reporter, what do you have? Nothing, until now.
CNN first launched the user-generated iReport feature nearly five years ago and last year alone users contributed more than 150,000 “iReports”. The project surpassed more than 740,000 “iReporters” in 2010. How does it work? Users submit reports to CNN directly on the Web or from the iPhone app, which are posted to the iReport section of CNN.com.
“The collaborative relationship that we have with our iReporters is one of the unique strengths of CNN, and in many ways represents the future of storytelling,” said Meredith Artley, managing editor and vice president of CNN.com, in a press release. “These awards are designed to celebrate those outstanding efforts.”
According to the release, awards will be broken up into six categories: Breaking News, Original Reporting, Compelling Imagery (photos or video), Commentary, Personal Story, and Interview. In each category, five users have been nominated and will be judged by a panel of “innovators and trailblazers in participatory storytelling.”
Nominees run the gamut, from iReporter Johnny Colt, who “took a boat out to the coast of Grand Island in Louisiana to expose BP for its slow effort in cleaning up the oil spill”, to Sam Bolton, who “investigated the lack of progress made to clean up unexploded bomblets from the Vietnam War.” While all of these iReporters may have varying levels of training and experience, they have something in common – the desire to relate their experiences and stories to the world, and CNN offers that platform. Of course, anyone could simply upload videos or relate these accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Blogger or any other “Web 2.0″ medium, but CNN might lend a bit of credibility. When CNN independently confirms details on a report, it stamps it with a “vetted” badge.
Awards will close on March 7, but until then you can see all 30 nominees on the iReport Awards site.
Tickets to the 2010 Crunchies Awards are officially sold out. However, if you still would like to be a part of Friday night’s event, we have decided to release tickets to the After Party!
The After Party will be located in San Francisco at the Exploratorium on January 21st from 9pm PST – 11:30pm PST. Come celebrate the results of the 2010 Crunchies Awards with us in style. There will be a fully-hosted bar, amazing finger food, and a gaming room. ELEW will be serenading us all night long with his Rockjazz renditions of hits from Coldplay, The Killers, and more. Red Bull talent DJ Platurn and internet dance sensation, the Oakland TURF Dancers, are also set to round out the evening’s lineup.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the best night of the year. We are offering only a small number of After Party tickets to a few lucky people. Be sure to get your tickets ASAP.
For directions to the Exploratorium, please visit here.
For tickets to the After Party, go here.
The 2010 Crunchies Awards are coming up fast and tickets are sold out. But we are giving away two more pairs of tickets. Yesterday, we also announced that a very special musical guest will be joining us. He shocked us at DisruptNY and now, thanks to MailChimp, ELEW will be performing at this year’s Crunchies! His Rockjazz renditions of hits by artists such as Coldplay, The Killers, and Nirvana will serenade us throughout the award ceremony, as well as at the after party.
The awards are being held at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco on January 21, 2011 at 7:30pm PST, with the after party following right after at the Exploratorium until 11:30pm PST. We will have music, food, drinks, games, and many other fun surprises!
We will choose 2 winners tomorrow, January 15th at 5:30pm PST.
- Retweet this post (making sure to include the #Crunchies hashtag)
- Or leave a comment below telling us why you think these tickets should be yours.
Please only tweet the message once or you will be disqualified. We will go through the comments and tweets, make sure you have become a fan of our Facebook page, and contact you this weekend with details if you are chosen. Anyone in the world can enter, but please note this is a giveaway for tickets only, and does not include airfare.
You really don’t want to miss this exciting chance to come to this year’s Crunchies Awards. Good luck everyone!
The Crunchie Awards, which are co-hosted by TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat, are pretty much my favorite part about TechCrunch. That being said, today is everyone’s last day to nominate your favorite companies, products and people (yourself included) for one of the 20 different awards categories.
Act fast, because at 11:59PM PST on Christmas Eve (tonight) our developer Vineet Thandar is going to flip the switch from his makeshift office in Lake Tahoe and you’ll miss your chance to have a say in who deserves to be celebrated for the best tech accomplishments of 2010.
And don’t forget about attending the Awards Ceremony itself, happening at theÂ Palace Of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco on January 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm PST, and the after party at theÂ Exploratorium. Our last batch of tickets sold out almost immediately, so keep a watchful eye out for the next release.
See you there!
The nominations are pouring in and the excitement is building. We are pleased to announce the first handful of tickets to attend the Crunchies Awards celebrating the best tech accomplishments of 2010 are on sale now through Eventbrite. The Crunchies are to technology what the Oscars are to Hollywood, so come join us for an evening full of surprises, fun, great music, and even better food.
The 4th Annual Crunchies Awards will be held at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco on January 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm PST. Tickets are on sale now for $75. As always the cost of the ticket includes express pass tickets to our After Party with a fully-hosted bar, incredible hors d’oeuvres, a gaming room, and other special surprises. The After Party will be held at the Exploratorium from 9 pm to 11:30 pm PST. Come join us, with our co-hosts GigaOm and VentureBeat to celebrate and award the greatest tech accomplishments of this year.
Nominations are still open until Christmas Eve when the clock strikes 12. The Crunchies Committee will then choose five finalists per award category based on submitted nominations and the company accomplishments of 2010. Popular voting will open on Monday, January 3 and run through midnight PST, Wednesday January 19, 2011. You can read the full rules here.
Sponsors make our events possible and we have packages in all shapes and sizes available. Please contact Jeanne Logozzo regarding sponsorship opportunities for the Crunchies Awards or the After Party at the Exploratorium. For general queries about the Crunchies Awards or nominations, please email us here.
Tickets go very fast so if you want to come to the best tech party of the year, be sure to grab them now!
The Europas, the European Startup Awards, were held last night in London. It was the culmination of a month of online voting by the European tech startup industry for the finalists, where some 33,126 votes were cast across 23 categories, eight judges deliberated over the results, 350 attended and joined the cream of Europe’s startups, VCs and entrepreneurs at a stunning venue in central London.