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.

Evie Yannakidis

Finalist in YouNower of the Year

About Evie Yannakidis

After starting a blog as a student project in her first year at Ryerson University in Toronto, Evie Yannakidis—aka EvieWhy—found that she had a soft spot for sharing her ideas and talents with the world. The world responded with 9M+ views of her fun and candid moments on YouNow. In 2016, she started working with Al Roker and his live streaming network Roker Media, which has allowed her the opportunity to do everything from interviewing Joe Jonas to guest hosting a stream about baking on Tasting Table—which makes sense since she always claims to “like long walks to the refrigerator.” Evie’s star climbs higher every day, with her upbeat attitude filling her 170K fans with #positEVIEty.

Evie Yannakidis'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.