Awarding those who get it right - that's the premise behind #influenceSD, an awards event created to celebrate those who are not just signing up for social media accounts but changing the way they do business by using it.
Dozens of nominees are in the running for awards to be handed out by a panel of judges but just being nominated is good for bloggers who live in a world where they can be lost among new competitors popping up every second.
As of Wednesday, 3 p.m. PT the public voting is over. The top five will be determined in each category and the panel of judges will take it from there.
Winners will be announced at an event April 7 at Anthology in Little Italy. You can request a password to the event through @influenceSD on Twitter.
NBCSanDiego, one of the sponsors of the event, is among those nominated in the Best Use of Social Media by Traditional Media category alongside our media partners the North County Times and NBC San Diego photographer Spencer Thornburg for his blog The Cutting Room Floor.