The New Orleans Saints (@Saints) were named a finalist for the best sports team Twitter account for the third straight year in the Shorty Awards, The Real-Time Academy of Short-Form Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday.
The Saints won the Shorty Award for best Sports Twitter account in 2011 and were a finalist in 2012.
Additionally, the Saints received the Shorty Vox Populi award in the sports team category, a special distinction for the peoples' choice as they earned the most fan nominations among the six finalists.
Along with the Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Jersey Devils, Sheffield Wednesday, New England Patriots and Chennai Super Kings were named finalists for the award.
The Real-Time Academy will select which finalists win the Shorty Award for each category and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in the TimesCenter in New York City on April 8th.
About the Shorty Awards:
Hailed as the "Oscars of Twitter" by the New York Times, the Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content. Winners are determined by popular vote and members of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts and Sciences.
Every year millions of people come to the Shorty Awards website to tweet their nominations and root for their favorite social media content creators, culminating in an awards ceremony that recognizes the winners in dozens of featured categories, as well as thousands of crowd-sourced ones.