Winners of World Emoji Awards to be Announced on World Emoji Day
To celebrate the fourth annual World Emoji Day (@WorldEmojiDay) on Monday July 17, Emojipedia will be announcing the winners of the World Emoji Awards (#WorldEmojiAwards) live from the New York Stock Exchange. For the first time, a new Lifetime Achievement award is being granted to the most popular emoji of all time. Emoji contenders include Face With Heart Eyes, Tears of Joy, and Pile of Poo.People around the world can continue to cast their vote for awards including Best New Emoji (of 2016) and Most Anticipated Emoji (of 2017) until 2pm US Eastern Time. Winners will be announced at 3.40PM ET on live video news and entertainment network Cheddar. Cheddar CLOSING BELL hosts Lisa Hope King and Tim Stenovec will be joined by special guest Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge for the announcement. CLOSING BELL streams live from the Trading Floor of the New York Stock Exchange. About World Emoji Day Celebrated annually since 2014, World Emoji Day was the #1 trending topic on Twitter on July 17 in 2015 and 2016. Celebrations take place online and in the physical world. Created by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge as a celebration of things emoji, July 17 was chosen for this holiday due to the calendar emoji displaying the date July 17 on Apple iOS devices. In 2015 Pepsi launched a range of custom PepsiMoji bottles including a special edition World Emoji Day design. In 2016, Google launched a site to better the representation women in technology in emoji. The EMPIRE State Building will be lit "emoji yellow" on July 17 this year in celebration of World Emoji Day. Girls Who Code and Oath For Good will join Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge and Patrick Stewart, Maya Rudolph and Jake T. Austin from Sony Pictures Animation "The Emoji Movie" to light the building in a bright yellow colour. Saks Fifth Avenue is joining the fun with the launch of a new window display featuring emoji-inspired fashion and accessories led by renowned designed Jason Wu as part of its "Saks Fifth Avenue x The Emoji Movie" collection. Australia's "emoji loving" Foreign Minister Julie Bishop shares a birthday with World Emoji Day and as such is considered Emoji Royalty. Other well known birthdays on this day include David Hasselhoff, Angela Merkel, and the Duchess of York. About Emojipedia Emojipedia is the world's most visited emoji resource; featuring a fast emoji search engine with definitions of each emoji, cross-platform image comparison and Google Trends integration for data on emoji popularity over time. Emojipedia is proud to host World Emoji Day and the World Emoji Awards every year. Now serving over 22 million page views each month, Emojipedia is an essential tool for any frequent emoji user and frequently used by social media managers around the globe. Emojipedia was founded by Australian writer and podcaster Jeremy Burge in 2013. About Cheddar Cheddar is the leading live digital news network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies, and services transforming our lives. The network covers this news through the lens of the companies and executives driving these changes. Cheddar broadcasts from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange and its street-level studio in the glass corner of the Sprint Store in the Flatiron Building. It is available on Sling TV, Amazon, Twitter, 60% of smart TVs in the U.S., Facebook and Vimeo. According to a study conducted by Market Strategies International (MSI) in May 2017, a provider of audience measurement services to leading cable networks, Cheddar viewership has already climbed to 8% among U.S. millennials (12% among 18-24 year olds) after just one year of broadcasting. The average millennial Cheddar viewer watched 8.4 hours of live Cheddar programming in the past month, with 62% tuning in to a live broadcast weekly. Cheddar has continued to break news via recent interviews with business and political leaders, including WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Goldman Sachs President David Solomon, Ford CEO Mark Fields, Drybar founder Alli Webb, Senator Bob Casey, CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves, Ellevest co-founder and CEO Sallie Krawcheck, will.i.am, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, and 2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia. The company was founded by Jon Steinberg, President and Chief Operating Officer of BuzzFeed from 2010 to 2014. Its investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Comcast Ventures, Amazon, AT&T, Ribbit Capital, The New York Stock Exchange, Raine Ventures, Altice USA, and Homebrew.