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.

Skylar Kergil

About Skylar Kergil

Skylar Kergil is a transgender artist, musician, and YouTuber who has been documenting his transition from female-to-male since the age of 17. Now 25 and living in Boston, Skylar is an inspiration to so many trans people, both those who have transitioned (or are transitioning) and can sympathize with his journey, and those who are just discovering who they are. Besides opening up to his 110K+ YouTube subscribers, Skylar also got candid in an interview with The Huffington Post this year, detailing the emotional rollercoaster that is transitioning. His moving “Who I’m #ProudToBe” video shows that, while all life is a process, if you have the courage to be yourself, no challenge is too big to overcome.

Skylar Kergil'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.