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 Weird

There’s a lot of stuff out there on the internet, and some of it can be a little quirky and weird. But sometimes that’s exactly what we’re looking for, something to make us go “huh?” and forget about life for a while. Out of all the weirdness on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and others, these accounts made us laugh and cringe the hardest.
Adam Ellis
Illustrator, author, humorist, and guy who is definitely “not.conor.oberst,” Adam Ellis has built a huge following on social media with funny cartoon strips that often appear in BuzzFeed. His followers...
Animated Text
“When the moon hits your eye and you suddenly cry that’s depression,” says one of the countless floating 3D text memes from Twitter’s @animatedtext. Social media artist Cat Frazier makes “‘dad jokes’ i...
If you high
Perhaps the most appropriately-named Instagram account on the platform, @ifyouhigh scours the internet for hypnotic pics, gifs, and vids that people can (and do) gaze at endlessly. 1.5M+ stoners, er… f...
James Fridman
If Twitter was the land of Oz, then James Fridman would clearly be the Wizard, granting Photoshopped wishes to all who submit photos. But James is the real deal, wielding some serious Photoshop skills ...
Krang T. Nelson
Krang T Nelson says he was “born to dance,” but he was also born to point out political absurdity, embracing his role as Twitter’s watchdog against Trumpism, the alt-right, and ultra-conservatism. With...
NOT A WOLF
Fans of NOT A WOLF on Twitter and Facebook might be disappointed to find out that the hilarious posts are from comedian Dan Sheehan and not actually from a wolf with a love of caps lock. Dan’s sly joke...
Poppy
Poppy may be the first human spawned by the internet. Is she a computer? A cult leader? All we can say for sure is that Poppy is @thatpoppy. The 22-year-old singer and performance artist has over 250M+...
Shavaunna
It’s fair to say the satirical genius behind Instagram’s @shavaunna has, in fact, created a “hot original.” Posting pictures of a disembodied Barbie head (with two inexplicable plastic hands coming out...
The Report of the Week
The Report of the Week star Reviewbrah may be the youngest old soul on the internet. Like someone transported to YouTube from a 1940s black-and-white movie, Reviewbrah’s anachronistic appeal stems from...
da share z0ne
Dubbed “the Coolest Uncool Place on the Internet” by Slate, Twitter’s @dasharez0ne creates memes that juxtapose images of gothic, death metal-style skeletons with funny text like “GOT THE DAY OFF time ...
dubstep4dads
Eric Curtin, aka Eric Turtle, aka @dubstep4dads, aka the guy “changing my name to austin/blake/chad… when vine 2 drops,” has been pouring out absurdist thoughts and anxieties about life into funny twee...
slimeysugar
Slime is not just for kids anymore. Even though @slimeysugar is the brainchild of teenager Megan Li, there’s something about watching her hands knead slime that resonates with 755K+ followers on Instag...

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