CP+B Los Angeles has announced the .GIFYS, the first annual award show to celebrate the pouplar animated file format. The 26-year-old medium has experienced a renaissance in the past few years, so it was only a matter of time that it landed its own celebration.
The nominees have been selected by a panel of internet experts from Buzzfeed, Gawker, The Daily Dot, Engadget and Tumblr, among others, who have pulled the most outstanding GIFs through Twitter, their own archives and the internet.
The idea was created by a team of creatives and developers at CP+B Los Angeles in order to immortalize the best GIFs.
The public will decide the winners. Voting is open through next Tuesday at www.thegifys.com, where visitors can vote for their favorites in various categories, ranging from Cats to Art + Design, to WTF?! The prize will not be awarded to the content creator (due to the complicated nature of GIF ownership) but rather to the GIF itself, which will then be "celebrated forever" via an internet hall of fame.