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 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Janet Mock

Winner in Activism

About Janet Mock

Author, public speaker, and longtime editor for, Janet Mock came out as trans in a Marie Claire article in 2011, and has turned the internet into a safer space for trans women. When Caitlin Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover came out, Janet was inundated by media requests and used her social media platform to educate and present an intersectional discussion about race, gender, and class. In 2015, Janet recorded a video for Oprah’s Super Soul Sundays series, talking about her bestselling memoir Redefining Realness and the #GirlsLikeUs hashtag she started online to connect the trans community, as well as her user-submitted story-sharing Tumblr, I AM #RedefiningRealness.

Janet Mock'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.