The internet used to be a place for learning. Communication. These days, it's just about who's got the biggest library of situation-appropriate gifs. So it's about time those gifs got their dues!

The .GIFYs are an award that's being overseen by the editors of a bunch of websites that, well, post a ton of gifs, including Gawker, Tumblr and Buzzfeed.

Voting is open to the public. You can make your vote count across a range of categories (including gif of the year) right here.

UPDATE - OK, so for those who missed it last year, here's the story about the first gif below. That's not a cat getting thrown down the stairs.


[via Fast Co.]