When they’re not scoring touchdowns, smackdowns, home runs, or goals, they take to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to connect with thousands (sometimes millions) of fans thanking them for their love and support. Nominate your favorite #Athlete now!
This category will have 7 finalists. These include 3 with the most nominations from the public, 3 chosen by the Shorty Awards Nominating Board made up of professional journalists from around the world, and 1 Wildcard Finalist. See our rules page for more info.
If you’ve worked with a great athlete for a social media project enter the Best Use of Social Media for Sports Shorty Award.
Three finalists have been selected by members of the Shorty Awards Nominating Board which is comprised of journalists from around the world. Three finalists were chosen by popular vote and one Wildcard Finalist was selected by the Nominating Board from among the top 25 nominees after the nominating period ended.