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.

Kitty Plays

Nominated in Twitch Streamer

About Kitty Plays

The world of professional gaming isn’t often thought of as a supportive, uplifting one. But Kristen Valnicek, aka KittyPlays, is here to change that, gaming and streaming her way to the 75th most followed account on Twitch. Her popularity on the platform led to an appearance at VidCon in 2017 about live streaming and how success on Twitch changed her life. Kristen makes her channel unique by bringing an upbeat attitude to the competitive world of violent video games. But she also created Team Kitty, a group formed with the intention of nurturing a supportive community of female creators. Playing a variety of games, ranging from first-person shooters to more unique indie games, the team has brought positivity and love to a new and growing group of gamers.

Kitty Plays'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