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.

Ballerina Project

About Ballerina Project

Recently surpassing 1M followers on Instagram, the Ballerina Project is a beautifully curated account displaying the essence of ballet outside of the traditional dance studio. Started as an ongoing series by photographer Dane Shitagi spanning 16 years, the Project has expanded to social media as “an etching of a ballerina’s heart and emotions.” The photographs transcend just the femininity of ballet to show its strong-willed nature and global impact. Images from the Ballerina Project are set all over the world, from the concrete basin of the LA River or the lawns of Central Park to the rooftops of Paris and anywhere picturesque in between.

Ballerina Project'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.