9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.


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.


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 ...
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund
Crusoe is quite an enterprising dachshund. “The wiener dog who thinks he’s more of a celebrity than he really is (for now)” boasts over 44M views on his YouTube channel, 1.5M+ Facebook followers, a New...
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 ...
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...
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,...
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, comp...


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 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.