8th Annual Shorty Award Categories

Archived from the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Athlete

When they’re not scoring touchdowns, smackdowns, home runs, or goals, they take to Twitter, and Facebook connecting with thousands (sometimes millions) of fans thanking them for their love and support. Nominate your favorite #Athlete now!

If you’ve worked with a great athlete for a social media project enter the Best Use of Social Media for Sports.

Finalists

winner
Billie Jean King
Named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" and a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Billie Jean King has long been a pioneer for social justice. King grew up playing tennis in the California public parks and won 39 Grand Slam titles. She helped form the Virginia Slims Series and founded the Women’s Tenn...
finalist
Brandon McCarthy
From Wikipedia: Brandon McCarthy is a professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was born on July 7, 1983 in Glendale, California. In 2005, he made his MLB debut with the Chicago White Sox. He also played for the Texas Rangers from 2007-2009 and the Oakland Athletics from 2011-2012. As a starting pitcher for the Oakland Athle...
finalist
Tom Daley
From Wikipedia: Tom began diving at the age of seven, after seeing other kids jumping off the boards at his local diving club in Plymouth. With an incredible raw talent and a strong competitive instinct, Tom has been setting records ever since. He won his first competition in June 2004 at the Nationals, where he became the youngest ever under 18...
finalist
Álvaro Morata
From Wikipedia: Álvaro Borja Morata Martin is a Spanish professional soccer player who plays for Real Madrid as a striker. Born in Madrid, Morata signed for local and national giants Real Madrid in 2008 from neighboring Getafe CF, finishing his formation two years later but starting appearing for Real Madrid C still as a junior. In July 2010, af...
finalist
Nattie
From Wikipedia: Natalie Katherine Neidhart is a Canadian professional wrestler. She works for WWE under the ring name Natalya. The first third-generation female wrestler in the world, Neidhart is a member of the Hart wrestling family. She trained in the Hart family Dungeon. In 2000 and 2001, she worked for the Matrats promotion, before debuting ...
finalist
Cristiano Ronaldo
From Wikipedia: Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer player. He plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team. He became the most expensive soccer player in history when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009. Ronaldo's contract with Real Madrid makes him the highest-paid soccer playe...
finalist
Jeff Gordon
From Wikipedia: Jeffery Michael "Jeff" Gordon is an American professional stock car racing driver. He drives the No. 24 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Gordon started his racing career in the Busch Series with Hugh Connerty Racing, followed by Bill Davis Racing, winning three races, and joined Hendrick Moto...

8th Annual Shorty Award Categories

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 8th Annual Shorty Awards were held April 11th, 2016 in NYC and can be streamed on youtube.