9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

Jesse WIlliams

Nominated in Activism

About Jesse WIlliams

Jesse Williams isn’t just another good looking face on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and doesn’t just play a civil rights activist in the movies. He is a voice for the disenfranchised black community, using his moments in the spotlight to talk about the issues that African-Americans continue to face today. During his acceptance speech for the humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards, he took his time to bring awareness to the incredible injustice and police brutality which plagues our country, making him a modern abolitionist with a platform that reaches millions on social media and beyond.

Jesse WIlliams's best work on social

https://twitter.com/iJesseWilliams/status/785292914419048449 https://twitter.com/iJesseWilliams/status/750705238521188352 https://twitter.com/iJesseWilliams/status/755269920217182208 https://www.instagram.com/p/BCtpKsBnexV/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BEbbgz4He2N/?taken-by=ijessewilliams

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 in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.