The New Orleans Saints twitter page, @Saints, is one of the six finalists for the #Best Sports Team Shorty award. This is the third year that the team’s twitter page has been a finalist.
The six teams announced as the finalists were, in order of most fan votes, The New Orleans Saints, The Pittsburgh Steelers, The New Jersey Devils, The Sheffield Wednesday, The New England Patriots, and The Chennai Super Kings.
The annual Shorty Awards honors the best people and organizations that keeps its fans up to date on the latest news, stories, and interesting short-form content. The award is given by The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences.
Referred as the “Oscars of Twitter” by the New York Times, the winner is voted by popular vote and members of The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences. The team’s twitter page has already won the Shorty Vox Populi award in the sports category, which is given to the sports twitter page with the most fan nominations.
While fan votes do not determine who the winner is; it does put the person/organization in the running. The Real-Time Academy will select which finalists win the Shorty Award for each category at a ceremony in New York City on April 8th.