10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. See below for official categories.

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.

Best in Literature

Fact: we need literature. Fiction: Literature are a dwindling genre. Whether they are telling their story or someone else’s, seeking to educate or entertain, books can provide some of the most important commentary on society. There literary figures all use social media to expand upon their messages in the book and interact with their readers.
Atul Gawande
In addition to serving as staff writer for The New Yorker since 1998, Atul Gawande has written an impressive five books, three of which have been New York Times bestsellers. The Stanford- and Harvard-e...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been one of the most internationally-acclaimed authors over the past 10 years. In addition to her novels, TED Talks, essays, and a speech sampled in a Beyonce’s “Flawless,”...
Cleo Wade
The New Orleans-born Cleo Wade has accomplished an incredible amount by the young age of 28. The poet and artist has been featured in The New York Times and Vogue, served as a national surrogate for Hi...
Colson Whitehead
According to Twitter, Colson Whitehead could be “just another down on his luck carny with a pocketful of broken dreams.” Or he could be an author who’s won a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, MacArt...
Curtis Sittenfeld
The sensational 2016 novel Eligible—a modern retelling of the classic Jane Austen tale Pride and Prejudice set in Curtis Sittenfeld’s hometown of Cincinnati—received acclaim from critics everywhere. It...
Darcie Wilder
For years, Darcie Wilder has been one of the queens of the internet, with thousands of social followers parsing out her obsessions with her two homes: NYC and the web. Her second book, literally show m...
Dwight Garner
One of the most respected literary critics in the world, Dwight Garner has reviewed literature for The New York Times for nearly 20 years, writing for other respected outlets like Salon and Esquire dur...
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson has been many things over his career: journalist, filmmaker, screenwriter, TV host, and, now, podcaster. The best-selling Welsh author enjoyed a successful 2017, with his podcast The Butterf...
Jonny Sun
It’s impressive that an “aliebn confuesed abot humamn lamgauge” was able to write a graphic novel that became an Amazon #1 Best Seller. The Canadian comedian Jonny Sun’s publishing debut, “Everyone's a...
Kevin Kwan
Author of the popular Crazy Rich series, Kevin Kwan was back on top in 2017 after publishing the 3rd and final installment of the trilogy, Rich People Problems, about one of Singapore’s wealthiest fami...
Owen King
There must be something in the King family DNA. The son of famed authors Stephen and Tabitha, Owen King’s novels and other written works have received much critical acclaim. But instead of fighting to ...
Rebecca Traister
Few writers have been as notable as Rebecca Traister over the last 12 months. As a writer-at-large for both New York magazine and its web imprint The Cut, Rebecca lends ink to various hot-button issues...

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, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

late Deadline for Brands & Organizations

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