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.


About Bry

Irish singer/songwriter Brian O’Reilly, better known to his many fans as Bry, had a huge 2016, not only releasing his self-titled debut album, but also touring the world for most of the year, most notably with megastars Twenty One Pilots on their “Emotional Roadshow” tour. Besides his honest lyrics and thoughtful writing on singles like “You’re Alright” and “Don’t Go Alone,” Bry also opens up to his nearly 400K YouTube fans to tackle issues ranging from depression and self-harm to LGBTQ+ rights and cancer awareness. His hope is to “travel to (and perform in) every single country in the world.” With more tour dates already set through mid-2017, Bry is well on his way to achieving that goal.

Bry'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.