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.

Anthony Gargiula

About Anthony Gargiula

17-year-old singer and songwriter Anthony Gargiula first got a taste of fame when he appeared at age 7 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Since then, he has made a name for himself by generating over 70M loops on Vine—a following that he has taken to YouNow, where he performs a mix of originals and covers, like Vance Joy’s “Riptide,” to an adoring audience of 23K+. Always playing his signature ukulele as he live streams, Anthony’s sweet voice and original songs (like 2015’s iTunes hit “So I Don’t Drown”) have him poised to take his fame from the web and convert it into even bigger success in the future.

Anthony Gargiula'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.