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5th Annual Mashable Awards Announced, 28 Categories Available

Mashable Awards - 5th Annual

Leading social media reporting website Mashable has officially announced the 5th Annual Mashable Awards, a celebration of the best in social media, tech, business and entertainment.

28 different categories will be awarded at this years awards ceremony and nominations will run from Oct. 11 through Nov. 18.

After nominations are made Mashable’s editors will then select seven finalists from each category among the most nominated submissions.

Winners will be announced at the MashBash during CES 2012.

Here’s the full list of available categories:

Social Media

  • Best Social Network
  • Up-and-Coming Social Media Service
  • Must-Follow Actor or Actress on Social Media
  • Must-Follow Musician or Band on Social Media
  • Must-Follow Athlete on Social Media
  • Must-Follow Media Personality on Social Media
  • Must-Follow Business Personality on Social Media
  • Must-Follow Non-Profit on Social Media
  • Must-Follow Politician on Social Media


  • Best Smartphone
  • Best Mobile Game
  • Most Useful Mobile App
  • Most Innovative Mobile App
  • Most Useful Tablet-Based App
  • Best New Gadget


  • Viral Campaign of the Year
  • Most Innovative Use of Social Media for Marketing
  • Must-Follow Brand on Social Media
  • Best Branded Mobile App
  • Best Social Good Cause Campaign
  • Most Digital Company of the Year
  • Breakout Startup of the Year


  • Game of the Year
  • Viral Video of the Year
  • Best Music Service or App
  • Best Online Video Streaming Service or App
  • Most Social TV Show
  • Best Social Movie Campaign
Do you plan to vote during the Mashable Awards? How about attending the event at CES 2011?