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.

Ryan Burke

Nominated in Instagrammer of the Year

About Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke is anything but conventional—in his work or otherwise. His otherworldly self-portraits are entirely personal creations, with Ryan artfully executing everything from hair and makeup to staging, shooting, and editing each photo himself. At first glance, it’s difficult to tell whether the elaborate designs found in his Instagram posts are photos or paintings, but his 90K+ followers dutifully recognize his craft. He transforms himself into a creature of the night or a cubist statue all with the perfect pallette and props. In the process, Ryan is reinventing the world’s conception of drag, and constructing an aesthetic that is uniquely his own.

Ryan Burke's best work on social

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNxnmrXhrPn/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BOxgGRhB5dZ/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHSu6mEBUgK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BBTZ-0REbqC/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BBc-Kv9kbjr/

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 April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.