10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The early entry deadline is November 30, 2017

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 9th Annual Shorty Awards Animal

Let’s face it—the internet runs on images of cute animals. Our furry friends make every day a little brighter, and they deserve the same accolades as their human counterparts. So here are the animals who pawed their way into our hearts and onto our screens the most this year.

Finalists

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Aaron's Animals
Simply put, Aaron Benitez makes “videos with animals.” From “Emo Dog Jam Sesh” to “Epic Cat House Party,” Aaron features an array of furry star power in his epic, heartwarming, and hilarious videos. A winning combination of After Effects mastery, perfect musical scores, and fur, his AaronsAnimals YouTube channel has rapidly risen to viral fame, ...
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Geordi La Corgi
“To boldly go where no corgi has gone before,” LA-based Geordi La Corgi takes doggie fashion to new bounds. Through the talents of his artist parents, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is quickly rising up the social media ranks. An initial Star Trek-themed photo shoot based on the Next Generation namesake Geordi La Forge has evolved into a modern and fa...
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Harlow and Sage
Described by BuzzFeed as “The most adorable best friends in the world,” Weimaraner Harlow and Miniature Dachshund Sage captivated the internet for years with their companionship, furry antics, and love of Meryl Streep. With the passing of Sage from old age in 2013, Harlow welcomed two more Miniature Dachshunds to the family: Indiana Thunderbolt ...
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Lionel the Hedgehog
A self-proclaimed “cactus with legs,” Lionel the Hedgehog is a spiny ball of personality captivating the internet. Promoted by BuzzFeed’s “21 Reasons You Should Follow Lionel the Hedgehog on Instagram,” the Charleston, SC ‘hog’s charm is on-point, posing as “spike” cream atop a sprinkle-topped sugar cone, as the seed of an avocado, or cuddled in...
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Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Described by NYMag.com as the “Last Pure Place Online,” Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a Facebook community established in reverence of aging dogs, promoting their stories through positivity, compassion, and love. Based on the work and mission of its namesake nonprofit organization, Tennessee-based OFSDS offers lifetime Forever Foster homes...

Nominees

Aspen the Mountain Pup
With more Instagram followers than Aspen, CO residents, furry outdoor adventurist and Golden Retriever @aspenthemountainpup is the new face of Colorado recreation. Living with owners Hunter and Sarah Lawrence in a remote mountain city hasn’t isolated Aspen in the least, with this photogenic 4-year-old amassing 200K+ Instagram followers, along with CNN and...
Coby the Cat
Currently touted as the world’s most beautiful cat, Coby the Cat’s big blue eyes are breaking the internet. The unique British shorthair poses for iconic photos in backdrops that match his snowy-white coat, while his striking sky-blue eyes, pink nose, and triangle ears pierce through the ethereal surroundings. More than just a pretty face, @cobythecat reg...
Jill the Squirrel
From rescue animal to Instagram star, 4-year-old eastern grey squirrel Jill has had a life full of adventure. The tenacious squirrel who fell from her nest during Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and was taken in by a loving family for recovery is now a permanent member of the clan. Her comic antics beg for social media exposure—whether donning a mummy costume, po...
PuiPui the Bunny
Self-proclaimed as “the most stylish bunny rabbit in the world,” and with plenty of international fans in agreement, PuiPui the Bunny is setting style standards for hares everywhere. Bedecked in intricate costumes handcrafted by owner @mumitan, PuiPui impersonates a myriad of personalities, from the royal to the literary. Whether dressed in herringbone tw...
Pumpkin the Raccoon
The orphan that thinks she’s just one of the dogs, Pumpkin the Raccoon has captivated the internet with her charm and unique adaptation. Abandoned with a broken leg after falling from a tree, the Bahamian cub was nursed back to health and forged an instant bond with the caring family and their two rescue dogs. Pumpkin’s acclimation to a life of comfort, p...
Unlikely Friends (Miss Zoe & Mr Bailey)
Balinese “fabulous feline” Miss Zoe and French bulldog Mr. Bailey are a best friend cat and dog duo with style. Living and playing together in a chic San Francisco apartment with owner Lauren Dodson, the warm visuals and sweet camaraderie of the “species confused” pet pair caught the public eye in 2013, garnering a rapidly growing @_unlikelyfriends_ Insta...

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 Shorty Social Good Awards will be held NOVEMBER, 15 2017 in NYC.