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.


Finalist in Snapchatter of the Year

About OperAmericano

20-year-old CJ OperAmericano is a Snapchat artist who initially used the app just to share her cute creations with family and friends. She was a barista who loved funny little characters, her favorite at the time being Opera Chicken (that plus coffee equals OperAmericano). As it turned out, there was a whole community of Snapchat artists ready to take her in and help her grow into the major influencer that she is today. Her friendships with Evan Garber and Shonduras opened the door to partnerships with companies like Disney, Apple, and Walmart. No matter where she goes or what she’s doing, she is joined by her characters, especially Claus the cloud, who floats happily into the hearts of CJ’s countless followers.

OperAmericano'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.