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.

Nià the Light

Nominated in Beauty

About Nià the Light

Nià Pettit, aka Nià The Light (and formerly Fro Girl Ginny), believes, “Acceptance of your flaws and your imperfections leads to great things.” That has certainly been the case for her, as she came to love her wild curly hair after growing up thinking blond hair and blue eyes were more ideal. Bringing her beauty tips to Instagram, Nià’s 395K+ followers find out how she makes her afroed locks look so amazing. The mixed Zimbabwean and English model also wishes her fans a #HappyFroday by posting new YouTube videos each week for 80K+ subscribers. She included footage from the #GoWithTheFroTour, where she and fellow social media sensation Lauren Lewis brought a series of natural hair events to locations in Europe and Africa in 2017.

Nià the Light'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