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.

Art

Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and other apps have changed the way artists both create and share their art—some work with pen on paper while others doodle on their smartphones. No matter how they create the art, one tap shows it to the entire world, and the world has deemed these artists to be masters.
Gergely Dudás
Hungarian webcomic artist Gergely Dudás (aka @thedudolf) likes to draw stuff. With colorful, cartoon minimalism, his adorable animal-centric series of “can you find” puzzle drawings have shot him to vi...
Geronimo Balloons
Jihan Zencirli, aka #Jihanimo, makes “people feel fancy.” The Los Angeles-based creative director turned “master balloon trooper” hand-creates balloons, breathtaking installations, and signature party ...
Hari & Deepti
Husband-and-wife artists, muralists, and storytellers Hari Panicker & Deepti Nair enchant with paper and light. Finding collaborative common ground in a paper medium, the couple merge their personal ar...
Hayden Zezula
Artist, animator, and branding specialist Hayden Zezula, aka @Zolloc is unsettling the internet. Whether creating bizarre GIFs of displaced baby parts or a gyrating ball of pink legs, Zezula mixes capt...
Hevesh5
Professional Domino Artist and YouTuber Lily Hevesh builds and designs complex domino displays on a monumental scale. With career beginnings in 2009, Lily’s celebrity is growing in tandem with her ever...
Jessica Hische
Award-winning lettering artist, designer, and author (under the moniker “That Drop Cap Girl”), Jessica Hische inspires artists and typefaces alike. Combining illustration with her love of sharing knowl...
Jessica Walsh
A designer wearing many hats, Jessica Walsh is an enterprising creative director, teacher, author, illustrator, and social media personality. The Sagmeister & Walsh design firm partner with over 270K I...
Nuri Durr
Nuri Durr is a master with a Copic marker. The Atlanta-based illustrator with Dexter’s Laboratory-referenced handle @ActionHankBeard has been drawing since age four. Specializing in traditional portrai...
Parker Day
LA-based artist and photographer Parker Day “explores identity and the masks we wear.” Shooting on 35mm film, in-studio, and shunning Photoshop, Parker’s unique portraits serve as a rejection of tradit...
Shawna X
Visual designer, illustrator, and teacher Shawna X is making significant strides in the NYC art world. Whether designing for OkCupid, providing design direction, consultation, and illustration for clie...
Timmy Ham
Phoenix-based “visual wizard” Timmy Ham spreads positivity and inspiration through design and adventure. With his highly profitable street art-inspired lifestyle clothing brand SLOTH (which gets its na...
Tuesday Bassen
Award-winning illustrator and designer Tuesday Bassen brightens the world through her whimsical imagery. With the successful online store ShopTuesday.com, an impressive client roster including Lucky Pe...

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.