Twitter is the best place for SouthKorean entertainment fans to see what is happening and to join the trending conversations on the latest Kpop and Kdrama events happening around the world. This year, Twitter will support the 13th Annual Soompi Awards, hosted by Soompi - one of the largest global online communities for Korean entertainment. Since 2005, the Soompi Awards has been the platform for international fans to celebrate and honour the best in Korean entertainment. Last year's winners included Lee Min Ho and BTS.
The voting period for this year's Soompi Awards is from January 24 to February 21. Twitter users in South Korea and around the world can join the awards conversations by including the hashtag #SoompiAwards in their tweets. This year, the Soompi Awards will get its very own Twitter emoji for the first time. The design of the official emoji is the symbol of the Soompi Awards and it will appear in Tweets during the voting period when fans use any of the following hashtags: #SoompiAwards, #13thSoompiAwards or #SoompiAwards2018.
In particular, this year will feature a new Twitter Best Fandom (#TwitterBestFandom) award category. Fans can vote for their favorite Kpop stars during two separate 24-hour periods. The first voting period is from 8pm on January 27 (KST) to 8pm on January 28 and the second voting period is from 8pm on February 3 to 8pm on February 4.
Fans can vote for their favorite Kpop groups and artistes by Tweeting the hashtag #TwitterBestFandom along with the team hashtag: #Team(group name). For example, to vote for Rain (@29rain), fans can Tweet #TwitterBestFandom #TeamRAIN.
Soompi will give away special Twitter Best Fandom boxes, which will include signed albums, photos and Twitter-branded gifts for the 20 lucky winners among the #TwitterBestFandom voters. A special emoji for #TwitterBestFandom hashtag will feature a star-shaped design in the Twitter blue colour.
In addition, Soompi is using the Twitter #BlueRoom for its activities leading up to the #SoompiAwards. For example, the Twitter #BlueRoom Q&A with Mamamoo (@RBW_MAMAMOO), held on January 16, attracted nearly 50,000 viewers, with the hashtag #AskMAMAMOO trending on Twitter. Mamamoo (@RBW_MAMAMOO) members, who are nominated in five categories in the 13th Annual Soompi Awards including Album of the Year and Song of the Year, participated in conversations with fans from around the world.
Anyone who likes Korean entertainment can share their love for their favourite Kpop and Kdrama stars in this year's #SoompiAwards on Twitter. They can also use the hashtags #SoompiAwards and #TwitterBestFandom to vote for their favourite Kpop artists during one of the year's finest K-entertainment community awards.