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.

Simone Giertz

Finalist in STEM

About Simone Giertz

Swedish-born Simone Giertz truly lives up to her title as “Queen of Shitty Robots,” posting GIF-worthy clips of her homemade inventions, ostensibly created for useful purposes, but which inevitably fail miserably. You’ve likely seen some that have made the rounds on the internet this year, like her aim-averse “lipstick robot” and her “robot to help me argue on the internet,” which is just a mannequin head banging itself on a keyboard. She even went a little political this year with “The Pussy Grabs Back Machine.” Don’t let the crappiness and hilarity of the outcome fool you, Simone is a highly-skilled “non-engineer,” joining Adam Savage this year as a co-host of his show Tested.

Simone Giertz's best work on social

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcW70-6eQcY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTfPkfE1Lxk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcxlSLNH5M0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJiRijiLwbQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CDbl1Y-JOY

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.