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.

From the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Video Blogger

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth millions... right? These individuals who are loved by fans for their thoughts and the way they express them through video. Nominate your favorite #VideoBlogger today!

If you’re a brand or agency looking for recognition for your use of video in a social media marketing campaign enter the Best Use of Video in a Social Media Campaign Shorty Industry Award.



Chris Pirillo
Chris Pirillo has been working in the content publishing industry since 1996. He launched his first company, LockerGnome, to provide practical technology knowledge to millions shortly after attaining a degree in English Education. Not long thereafter, he became an expert in growing online communities – a skill that has served him well as the Int...
Matthew Lush
My boyfriend Nick and I started vlogging our relationship the day I asked him out. Surprising him with "BE MY BOYFRIEND XOXO MATTHEW" in a fortune cookie was our very first video, and we've grown so much in just half a year. We're here to show people our love is no different than the love between and man and a woman. We want to share our love wi...
Ryan Higa
Ryan was born and raised in Hilo, a small town of 50,000 people, on the Big Island of Hawaii. With nothing else to do after a night of bowling or movies, he organized his school friends to make videos. In 2006 came the discovery of YouTube, a digital camera, tripod and editing software. At first they did a lot of lip synching videos, then skits ...
Shooter Hates You
[Translated from Italian] Videoblogger on YouTube and Daily Done. I produce #BreakingItaly and #LetsTalk. Politics, Video Games, RPGs and Technology are my shizzle. Give me the pizza. Breaking Italy is a daily YouTube show (Monday-Friday) in which "Shooter Hates You," gives you the most interesting news of the day: news, politics, through techno...
Whindersson Nunes
[Translated from Portuguese] I'm from Brazil, the Northeast, the poorest states here, and would like to win this prize to show that I am also capable!
Will Shepherd
Will Shepherd graduated third out of 265 from Wakulla High School in 2007. He started his Bachelor’s in Mathematics at The Florida State University, quickly picking up a second major in Statistics. All was well until 2008, when his right lung collapsed for the first time, then again almost a year later. After emergency surgery it became apparent...


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


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