SOURCE: IZEA, Inc.

IZEA, Inc.

July 29, 2015 08:00 ET

IZEA Announces 2015 Creators Choice Awards

Awards Recognize Leading Social Influencers and Brands

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 29, 2015) - Calling all Creators! IZEA Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA) is thrilled to announce the first annual Creators Choice Awards, recognizing both individuals and brands that that are currently making an impact in the social media space. Winners will be announced at IZEAFest, an interactive three-day event celebrating content, creativity and influence, taking place at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. October 22-25, 2015.

Fans can nominate their favorite Creators and brands across a slew of different categories, including food, parenting, home décor and music. Social media platforms are represented across the board, with nominees from Vine, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and blogs. Fans can also vote on other properties that have already been submitted, and votes will be displayed on the site in real-time.

"There are so many unique voices on social media today, and we want to recognize and award the most innovative, popular and influential content creators on the planet," said Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA. "These unique properties represent the best of the best in the world of social media, and their artistic contributions are making a huge impact in the world of online content -- from long form text to short form video and photos."

Nominations and voting will be open until October 12, 2015. Winners will be determined by a judging panel based on the top three finalists per category, as determined by popular vote. Criteria for winning includes, but is not limited to the following: originality, virality, engagement and overall quality of content. Nominations are free for individuals, and cost $49 per social property for brands.

Fans can nominate and vote for their favorite individual and brand social properties by visiting CreatorsChoiceAwards.com.

About IZEA
IZEA operates the premier online marketplace that connects brands with influential content creators. IZEA creators range from leading bloggers and social media personalities to A-List celebrities and professional journalists. Creators are compensated for developing and distributing unique content on behalf of brands including long form text, videos, photos and status updates. Brands receive influential consumer content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. For more information about IZEA, visit http://corp.izea.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based largely on IZEA's expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond IZEA's control. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, competitive conditions in the social sponsorship segment in which IZEA operates, lower conference attendance, failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA, inability to obtain additional capital, Integration of IZEA's recent acquisition of Ebyline, Inc. and changing economic conditions that are less favorable than expected. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information contained in this respect will in fact occur. Please read the full statement and disclosures here: http://corp.izea.com/safe-harbor-statement.

Contact Information

  • IZEA Media Relations:
    Brent Diggins
    Allison+Partners
    (623) 201-5554
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    IZEA Investor Relations:
    Budd Zuckerman
    Genesis Select
    (303) 415-0200
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