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.

Author

Some of them create works of fiction, others write memoirs, and a few even started their writing careers on social media, but what all of these popular authors have in common is their knack for penning insightful prose on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more, connecting with fans and making the internet a more articulate place, one post at a time.
Caroline Calloway
Desiring to document her experience as an American student attending college abroad in Cambridge, Caroline Calloway far surpassed her goal, moving into the realm of celebrity and the reality of profess...
Chuck Klosterman
Best-selling nonfiction author and pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman is known for his philosophical, witty, and intriguing analyses and deconstructions of our internal impulses, desires, and fears. H...
Elizabeth Gilbert
Named in TIME magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People,” Elizabeth Gilbert inspires the world to seek internal happiness through empathy, journey, and acceptance. The author best known for her best-...
Isaac Fitzgerald
BuzzFeed Books editor and author Isaac Fitzgerald believes that in every tattoo there is a story. Sporting ample ink of his own, the co-author of the acclaimed Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind...
Jeffrey Toobin
Named “One of the most talented reporters covering American law” by The New York Times, best-selling author, CNN senior legal analyst, and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin’s diverse legal and pol...
Jennifer Weiner
Novelist and feminist Jennifer Weiner is taking the internet by storm. A #1 New York Times best-selling author with a film adaptation, two 2016 book releases, and international acclaim, Jennifer uses s...
Jenny Mollen
Proving that life can change in a single tweet, actress and writer Jenny Mollen’s Twitter confessional about employing a prostitute with famous husband Jason Biggs collectively crashed Entertainment To...
Jessi Klein
The “brains behind Inside Amy Schumer,” head writer and executive producer Jessi Klein is now having her time to shine. She captivated the masses with her 2016 debut book release, You’ll Grow Out of It...
Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson “writes stuff.” The NYC-based author, playwright, storyteller, and “recovering child actor” with notable past roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda has focused her adult career on writing, to...
Maureen Johnson
A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who lives on Twitter, Maureen Johnson is internationally regarded for her popular and acclaimed young adult novels, including the Shades of London thr...
Roxane Gay
Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, widely and critically considered the hallmark collection of modern feminist discourse, cultural critic, best-selling author, and feminist Roxane Gay strives to b...
Stephen King
A best-selling author who needs no introduction, “King of Horror” Stephen King has expanded his haunting discourse into the cyber realm, applying humor and his penchant for the macabre to tweets about ...

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.