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About the Shorty Awards

"Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the... Shorty Awards"
— The New York Times

A Short Introduction to the Shortys


Honoring the Best of Social Media at the 6th Annual Shorty Awards


The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social Web. More than 2 million tweet-nominations were sent during the 6th Annual Shorty Awards nomination process.

Millions of people visit the Shorty Awards site every year to support their favorite social media content creators by tweeting nominations.

The winners of the 7th Annual Shorty Awards, as chosen by The Academy, will be revealed at the ceremony in April of 2015 in New York City.

Previous Shorty Awards ceremonies welcomed The Daily Show's Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, Ricky Gervais, Aasif Mandvi, Tiffani Thiessen, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan, Amanda Palmer, Conan O'Brien, Cory Booker, Sesame Street's Grover, Ted Leo, Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen Fry, Suze Orman, Rachel Maddow, William Shatner, Carrie Keagan, Chris Hardwick, David Karp, Biz Stone, Coco Rocha, George Takei, Jimmy Kimmel and Felicia Day.

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About Us

The Shorty Awards are produced by Sawhorse Media, a New York-based technology startup. Sawhorse also created and runs Muck Rack, the leading network to connect with journalists on social media.

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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, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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