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2014 #KeepGoodGoing Shorty Award nominations open

Nominations for the 2014 #KeepGoodGoing Shorty Award are now being accepted. This year’s award will honor those who use social media to help us find the positive in our lives, and live more meaningfully. We’re looking for parents, coaches, and role models whose stories, tips, videos, and pictures have inspired you to #KeepGoodGoing. You can nominate someone here.

Nominations will be accepted through February 18.

The #KeepGoodGoing Award winner will be selected based on the total number of nominations received, their impact, and the creativity of the nominee’s use of social media, as determined by a soon-to-be-announced expert panel of judges. The winner will be honored at the annual Shorty Awards Ceremony, April 7 in New York City. The complete rules for nominating and judging can be found here.

”We are very pleased to once again be partnering with the Shorty Awards to highlight the ways role models are helping people keep good going in their lives, “ says Liz McCarthy, head of corporate communications at New York Life. ”Keep Good Going describes both New York Life’s purpose as a business and the relationships we have with our customers. Our ads resonate with consumers- they get what we are trying to say- and over the past year they have shared hundreds of life lessons with us. The Shorty Awards extends that sharing. “

Last year, more than 400 people were nominated and more than 6,000 votes were cast for the five finalists. The 2013 winner, Kathy Zucker of Hoboken, NJ, is the founder and chief executive officer of Metro Moms Network, where she blogs and offers valuable resources that help moms and dads juggle careers and parenting. Her use of social media in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy provided critical news and updates to her community.

About The Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare, and the rest of the social Web. Past winners include Jimmy Kimmel, First Lady Michelle Obama, Selena Gomez, One Direction. Ricky Gervais, Conan O’Brien, Cory Booker, Neil Patrick Harris and NASA.