9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.

From the 6th Annual Shorty Awards

Timothy Burke

Finalist in GIF Maker

About Timothy Burke

Tim is Video/Assignment Editor at and operates the websites 30fps,, and Mocksession. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is a former communication professor who completed his doctoral coursework at the University of South Florida. Animated GIFs have been used as a form of communication and as an artistic platform for a long time. Tim's approach to creating them by capturing live television and turning small moments into easily-shared and transformative productions has been groundbreaking in its contribution to the grammar of making animated images for the social web. As a Twitter early adopter, he's watched the site go from its text-only "twittr" days to the rich media it now embraces.

Timothy Burke'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,, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards were held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.