8th Annual Shorty Award Categories

Archived from the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Instagram Video of the Year

2013 marked the birth of Instagram Video, bringing static images to life in 15 seconds of video shared on the social web. By adding a video feature, the mobile platform allowed for unprecedented capturing and sharing of stories. Journalists were first on the scene of breaking news events, sharing the worlds top stories with audiences instantly. Celebrities used it to provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their star-studded life and break news to their fans before any media outlet. And lastly, stop motion rose in popularity as one of the singular ways to express artistic creativity on social media. Now you can nominate your favorites in the brand new Shorty category, #InstagramVideo, presented in partnership with A&E.

To be eligible for a nomination, all Instagram Videos must have been captured in 2013.

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.