The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and
organizations on Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine and more. Past winners include Taylor Swift, Tyler
Oakley, Casey Neistat,
Hannibal Buress, Malala Yousafzai, Jenna Marbles, J.K. Rowling, PewDiePie, DJ Khaled, Smosh and
What happens on social media can change the world, create new stars and ignite global movements. The Shorty Awards were the first awards to honor social media, and by constantly evolving along with the medium it honors The Shortys remains the most prominent award show of its kind, engaging an online audience of millions and culminating in a blockbuster ceremony in New York City.
Winners are chosen through a combination of votes from the public and scores given by the Real Time Academy.
There are two competitions of the Shorty Awards: the Influencer competition and the Brands & Organizations competition. Winners for both branches of the competition will be revealed at the 9th Annual Shorty Awards ceremony.
In the awards for influencers, the winner and six finalists (including the winner) are selected from 12 nominees through a combination of votes from the public and scores from the Real Time Academy.
The awards for Brands & Organizations honor the innovative and creative work professionals are executing in social media through a formal online entry process.