We're happy to announce that Knight will offer travel grants for winners of the Shorty Awards (a contest to recognize users making an impact using the "microblogging" service Twitter) to attend the February 11, 2009 ceremony in New York. (You may request an invite.)
From the press release:
Since the launch of the Shorty Awards in December, tens of thousands of Twitter users have nominated their favorite Twitterers in 26 official categories (such as news, humor and politics) and in more than 1,500 user-generated categories. The five most-nominated users in each of the 26 awards categories are now Shorty Awards finalists. The final round of voting begins today and ends Jan. 23. The ceremony, at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood, will be the first gathering to bring top Twitter users together from all over the world.
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