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.


Nominated in Weird

About TownsKiller

A murder mystery that played out on Vine in 2016, TownsKiller allowed those who chose to enter the virtual town of Ableben the opportunity to kill or be killed. As the community tried to figure out which fellow Viner was the real killer, they voted on hunches, knocking off their fellow townspeople, who posted dimly-lit vines from beyond the grave, usually telling the others “you were wrong.” Add in some hilarious death scenes and you have a recipe for macabre magic. Given the subsequent news of Vine’s demise, TownsKiller seems particularly prescient. But don’t worry—no one was harmed in the making of these vines.

TownsKiller's best work on social

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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.