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.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Simply Sylvio

Nominated in Weird

About Simply Sylvio

The Vine work of Simply Sylvio, who says he’s “just an ordinary gorilla trying to live a simple life," is anything but simple. With no speaking lines and only actions to convey the story or his emotions—difficult, as Sylvio, aka Albert Birney, is in a gorilla costume—he has been called “Vine’s first avant-garde gorilla" by Mashable. In 2015, Albert decided to take Sylvio’s story to the big screen and, using the resources of his Vine network, raised more than $50k with a Kickstarter campaign for a feature film. Sylvio The Movie was pitched as “Wayne’s World… but with a gorilla."

Simply Sylvio'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