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 Parenting/Family

It ain’t easy being a parent. And it can be pretty tough being a kid too. Everyone knows that families come in all shapes and sizes, making each family unique and the challenges that arise difficult to deal with. These are the families we have laughed with and cried alongside this year, and the parents who have impressed us with their resilience and creativity.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Family and Parenting Shorty Award.
Action Movie Kid
In a world… where chaos reigns, carpets turn to lava, and kids are forced to finish all their cereal, one boy has risen to the challenge—Action Movie Kid! Dreamworks animator Daniel Hashimoto uses his ...
Cute Girls Hairstyles
Mindy McKnight is a “Mom of 6 & fan-certified #hairninja!” While not a formally-trained stylist, Mindy has had a lot of hair to work with, especially among her five daughters. Her love of intricate bra...
Elsie Larson
Elsie Larson is all about the love, something that’s immediately apparent on her blog The Larson House, where she and husband Jeremy set a “simple goal... to take more photos and videos of our life tog...
Fathering Autism
“YouTube creator, videographer, and dad,” Asa Maass and his family have not only shed light on the struggles of raising an autistic child, they’ve become a source of comfort and inspiration for other p...
Laura Izumikawa
There’s something about Laura Izumikawa’s 1-year-old daughter Joey napping in elaborate costumes that is addicting. With the photographer and mommy blogger dressing her daughter as pop culture icons fr...
Live Sweet
Photographer, mother, and adoption advocate Lindsey Bonnice is the playful proprietor of Instagram’s @livesweet, a name that embodies the life she and her family enjoy “out in the country… with a zilli...
MAZELEE
Alena Maze describes herself as “boring” on Twitter, though she should change that to “modest.” Alena is a “mother, mathematician, director” who, with her photographer husband Joe Lee, entertains 360K+...
Pam Stepnick
Pam Stepnick, the proud mama of YouTube sensations Logan and Jake Paul, has made social media a family business by launching VlogMom, which she hilariously described as the “fastest growing old person’...
Ryan Toys Reviews
The cherub-faced Ryan first started playing with toys on YouTube in 2015, and has since become one of the site’s biggest stars. At the ripe old age of six, he’s riding the toy train to success with 10M...
Sarah Grace Club
Sarah Grace Morris, the 12-year-old younger sister of social media sensation MattyB, started out by appearing in her brother’s rap videos. After going viral as the star of MattyB’s “True Colors” video,...
Sholom Ber Solomon
“Silliness enthusiast” Sholom Ber Sholomon is father to 1-year-old daughter Zoey, who is nice enough to pose as props in so many of her father’s wonderfully goofy Instagram posts. Whether she’s dressed...
Two Gay Papas
Manuel and Bud are two proud papas who share their happy life in Spain raising their surrogate-born children—4-year-old Álvaro, and 2-year-old Carmen. They simply try to show that gay families are just...

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

02 . 22 . 18