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.

Elizabeth Gilbert

About Elizabeth Gilbert

Named in TIME magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People,” Elizabeth Gilbert inspires the world to seek internal happiness through empathy, journey, and acceptance. The author best known for her best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth proved she truly practices what she preaches when, in fall 2016, two months after announcing separation from her husband, she boldly revealed to her 1.6M+ Facebook followers her revelatory and profound love for another woman, best friend Rayya Elias, recently diagnosed with cancer. With viral posts chronicling her new journey to ever-supportive social media fans, Elizabeth continually shows us that “it’s all going to be ok.”

Elizabeth Gilbert'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.