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.

Lauren Godwin

About Lauren Godwin

Muser Lauren Godwin is many things, or should we say she transforms herself into many different people with her outrageous outfits and wild wigs, getting deep into comedic characters while she lip syncs on her feed. The 16-year-old Texan regales her 2.5M+ fans with almost slapstick-style routines while she performs on viral challenges like the #UNameItChallenge and #JuJuOnTheBeat. She also digs up obscure spoken-word tracks that she transforms into miniature moments of musing hilarity, helping her @laurengodwin account get featured regularly. We love her commitment to the silly side of social media, and so do her fans, giving her over 250M hearts so far.

Lauren Godwin'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.