The Shorty Award
for Social Media's Best
Athlete

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.

Make a nomination in this category!

Send a tweet below to nominate someone for a Shorty Award!

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Finalists chosen by the nominating board

Three finalists will be selected by members of the Shorty Awards Nominating Board which is comprised of journalists from around the world. One Wildcard Finalist will be selected by the Nominating Board from among the top 25 nominees after the nominating period ends.

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Finalists chosen by the public

Three finalists will be determined by nominations from the public. You can nominate anyone who has a Twitter account for a Shorty Award, which recognizes everything they do on other social networks, too. Make a nomination using the form above or using Twitter, send a tweet like this: I nominate @username for a Shorty Award in #category because... [ADD REASON HERE]

Athlete Nominees