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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.

Lionel the Hedgehog

Finalist in Animal

About Lionel the Hedgehog

A self-proclaimed “cactus with legs,” Lionel the Hedgehog is a spiny ball of personality captivating the internet. Promoted by BuzzFeed’s “21 Reasons You Should Follow Lionel the Hedgehog on Instagram,” the Charleston, SC ‘hog’s charm is on-point, posing as “spike” cream atop a sprinkle-topped sugar cone, as the seed of an avocado, or cuddled inside a coffee cup. Now joined with fellow hedgehog Lilo, the “First we're spiky, then we're sweet” duo are living high on the hog with over 90K @LionelTheHog Instagram followers, a growing Twitter following, and an online shop.

Lionel the Hedgehog's best work on social

https://www.instagram.com/p/BH-Zm6shBpl/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHXtPfBBcur/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BJGiL4JhDCU/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUTsJth-T1/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BFM1FsGu60S/

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, Musical.ly, 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.