9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

Bob Ross

Nominated in Twitch Streamer of the Year

About Bob Ross

His ardent fans craving more #happytrees even after his death in 1995, the iconic artist of The Joy Of Painting fame is “now haunting the Twitterverse.” With a cult-like following, including a “Bob Ross’ Ghost” @BobRoss Twitter fan account, Bob’s afterlife celebrity reached new heights when Twitch launched an all-episode #BobRossMarathon as a promotion for Twitch Creative, the streaming site’s space for artists to share their creative process, just like Bob. Given the marathon’s success (with 5.6M unique viewers), Twitch recently acquired the rights to live stream (and enable others to re-stream) Bob’s episodes, creating an interactive community that can paint along with him, add commentary, and broadcast their own joyful landscape creations.

Bob Ross's best work on social

https://www.twitch.tv/bobross/v/97690627 https://www.twitch.tv/bobross/v/80719003 https://www.twitch.tv/bobross/v/104865804 https://www.twitch.tv/bobross/v/100285305 https://www.twitch.tv/bobross/v/112696086

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.