Tweeting teen a finalist in social media awards

A teen from Horsham has become a finalist in an awards competition that honours the best in social media.

Jack Edwards, who has 14,672 followers on Twitter, is up for the title of ‘Best in Social Media from the UK’ in the Shorty Awards which are aimed at recognising the people and organisations producing real-time short content across social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube and Foursquare.

The voting closed on February 19 and Jack is up for the UK award against five others including boyband One Direction.

The 14-year-old said: “I’m so incredibly overwhelmed and thankful for making the top six and getting so far, especially among such big names!”

The ceremony will be on April 8, 2013 at the TimesCenter in New York City.

Follow Jack on Twitter @jackbenedwards and see the full interview with him in the February 28 edition of the County Times.

For more information on the Shorty Awards visit or find them on Twitter @shortyawards