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.


Finalist in YouNower of the Year

About Diegosaurs

Regularly making the Editor’s Choice selections on YouNow, Diego “Diegosaurs” Navarrette is something of a superstar on the platform, with almost 600K fans and 12M+ total views. The 20-year-old from Colorado loves “having deep life conversations” with his followers, opening up about everything from his sexuality to how to dye his hair perfectly pink. Though he also has popular Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts, he heads to YouNow when he just wants to hang out with his fans, live streaming his whims like cooking up “some roasted Goldfish tonight” with a laser pen and comparing hairstyles. He also appeared in January 2017 with a bunch of other super-popular social media stars on the #GoodTimesLive tour in Chicago, cementing his status as a top influencer.

Diegosaurs'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.