03/03/2015 05:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Oscars Of The GIF World Needs You


And you! And you and you and you. Kindly turn your attention to the only Vice-approved ceremony of awards season: The .GIFYs, a yearly event honoring the gems that sparkle in the dust of this terrible planet known as Internet.


Let us honor the humble Graphics Interchange Format, as we would a trillion Becks.

In its second year, the contest pits the best recent GIFs against each other, as chosen by a team of scholars. (Full disclosure: I was a panelist this year. Also, I was lying about being a scholar.) They're split into categories like Art and Cats and all are "safe for grandma." The winners are decided by public vote -- which ends today -- to be collected in an online capsule so your great great grandkids can laugh at how primitive we once were.

Vote here and gaze upon our favorite GIFs from 2014 below.

Best GIFs of 2014