The GIF gets its own annual contest

The GIF, which linguistics, the White House, and common decency dictates is pronounced with a hard G, has earned its own annual awards ceremony. The GIFYS, a collaboration between several online writers, editors, and persons about the Internet, are aiming to highlight the greatest animated images that the Web was able to produce in the last year.

There are a number of strong contenders in several categories. While there can be only one best GIF of the year, the talent and hard work of GIF creators everywhere will get the recognition they so richly deserve through this new “awards show.”

There are some clear category winners: “woman who falls down in the front of a Google Maps van” has the “can’t look away” category on lock. In nature and science, little can compete with “Chris Hadfield attempting to wring out a washcloth in space.”

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via Ars Technica

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