10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Colson Whitehead

Nominated in Literature

About Colson Whitehead

According to Twitter, Colson Whitehead could be “just another down on his luck carny with a pocketful of broken dreams.” Or he could be an author who’s won a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, MacArthur Fellowship, and written a New York Times bestseller, earning him a massive international fanbase, including 200K+ followers on Twitter. In both essays and fiction, Colson focuses largely on civil rights issues, especially for African-Americans. But his wry sarcasm and dry humor are on full display in his tweets, including his viral post this year about seeing a fan reading his book, but being too embarrassed to approach her because he was wearing the same shirt as in the jacket photo. It’s good to know someone so accomplished can still be so #humble.

Colson Whitehead's best work on social

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow,, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards powered by directv now were held april 15th, 2018