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 Web Series presented by Watchable

About Freakish

Ever thought about what would happen if you were stuck in your high school when a nearby chemical plant explodes? Hulu’s original series Freakish, which debuted in the fall and stars YouTubers Hayes Grier, Liza Koshy, and Meghan Rienks, shows the horrors of what that exact scenario could create. Like any good apocalyptic plot line, some people are spared from the explosion while others are turned into true freaks. If you didn’t think high school was hard enough, imagine having to battle off mutant predators with your best friends, sworn enemies, and maybe a romantic interest if you’re so (un)lucky. Note to self—always have a backpack full of supplies ready, just in case the absolute worst happens.

Freakish'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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.