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.

Kenny Knox

Winner in Viner of the Year (Last One Ever)

About Kenny Knox

Detroit’s Kenny Knox started out on Vine just reposting other people’s videos, and now he’s one of the platform’s young stars, with 1.5M+ followers and nearly 1 billion loops. With a toothy grin and a high head of hair, he goofily riffs on pop culture (both new and old), life in the city, and a recurring gag to “fuck it up,” often collaborating with other popular Viners like MeechOnMars and Dope Island. This year, he was one of the creators chosen to be in Camp Unplug, Vine’s first long-form series, and also launched his Flex World Tour line of (sold out) clothing. He is now taking to other outlets, like his @KennyKnox Twitter and @kennyjknow Instagram, as well as YouTube, where he recently released #HalloweenHunters, the first short film he wrote and directed. F*ck it up, Kenneth!

Kenny Knox'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.