9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

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.
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 ...
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 L...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 intric...
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 Baham...
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, t...

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 in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.