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.

Pete Souza

Finalist in Instagrammer

About Pete Souza

Working as the Chief Official White House Photographer for both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, Pete Souza has captured some incredible moments over the past 35 years. Thanks to Pete’s unbelievable Instagram account, 1.7M+ followers see intimate shots from his eight years of almost unfettered access to the Obama family and White House. Launching his account in January 2017, Pete passed the 1M follower milestone in April and jumped into the top 5000 most-followed accounts on Instagram by the end of 2017. In November, he published Obama: An Intimate Portrait, a photo book with over 300 images spanning his time documenting the Obama administration.

Pete Souza'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.

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