Send a tweet like this: I nominate @username for a Shorty Award in #category
because... [add reason here].
Some categories honor the best photos, videos or links, rather than people. For those
categories, use a URL instead of a Twitter name, like this: I nominate
http://instagram.com/example for a Shorty Award in #category because... [add reason
Be creative with the reason. A tweet without a reason for the nomination will not be
You can make up your own categories by changing the hashtag.
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Reed Deming, a 14-year-old musician, got his start on the X Factor USA 2012, where he placed in the Top 6 teens out of over 200000 contestants. After his audition was aired on opening night (which has 30,000,000 views to date), his entire life began to change completely. He spent the beginning of 2013 on a news show tour, working on original material to release on his EP, "Ridiculous." The EP's received thousands of downloads and led him to performing at a plethora of events across the country, audiences reaching 30,000 people. Ever since, he's been hard at work preparing for what comes next.
Interview with Reed
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
There are so many, but one of them is definitely @ShortyAwards
Why'd you start tweeting?
I originally got Twitter to reach out to new people. Never did I think I'd talk to over 90,000 in a year.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Why should we vote for you?
I'm a hard worker, I put my heart and soul into what I do, and I want to leave the Earth better than I found it.
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
Reed uses his social media to entertain, inspire, and put smiles on people's faces. What's unique about Reed is his unique, powerful vocal, meaningful original song lyrics, and his pure passion for music.