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.

Dance

No more need to go to the dance studio—now the best choreographers and dancers can come directly into your home. These ballerinas, b-boys, and booty bouncers take to YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and more to show off their moves—shaking, shimmying, and sharing all of it with fans across the globe.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
1Million Dance Studio
1Million Dance Studio is a Seoul, Korea-based dance troupe teaching their moves to over 4M subscribers on their YouTube channel. They believe that “dance is not only for extraordinary people, nor for p...
Ballerina Project
Recently surpassing 1M followers on Instagram, the Ballerina Project is a beautifully curated account displaying the essence of ballet outside of the traditional dance studio. Started as an ongoing ser...
Ballet Zaida
Ballet has typically been viewed as a pastime for the privileged, but professional ballet photographer Oliver Endahl has made it his mission to bring the sport to the masses via various @balletzaida so...
Darian Volkova
Darian Volkova is more than just a Russian ballet photographer, she’s a teacher. Her behind-the-scenes Instagram videos show just how much work goes into placing a ballerina’s body into the proper pose...
Lauren Froderman
Lauren Froderman is the internet’s most adorable dance powerhouse. Best known for winning the 7th season of So You Think You Can Dance, she now takes her followers along as she dances through street fe...
Maddie Ziegler
You might recognize Maddie Ziegler from her many dance performances with the critically-acclaimed popstar Sia both on stage and in music videos, but she’s more than just a face beside the faceless sing...
Matt Steffanina
Matt Steffanina isn’t just a dancer, he’s a choreographer and entrepreneur dedicated to teaching those willing to get on the floor how to dance like a pro. With over 5M YouTube subscribers and 900M+ vi...
Parris Goebel
Parris Goebel aka Parri$ comes to us from Auckland, New Zealand and is of Samoan descent. She’s one of the most coveted Kiwi dancers of all time, working with superstars like Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, J...
Taylor Hatala
Taylor Hatala describes herself as “a 13 year-old dancer, who just wants to share my passion and love with the world!” And she’s doing exactly that. Taylor got her big break this year touring with Jane...
Tim Milgram
Tim Milgram aka T.Milly is a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer for “all things film and dance.” While he might leave the dancing and choreography to others these days, he’s no novice on th...
WilldaBeast Adams
Will Adams aka @WilldaBeast__ comes from the school of thought that there is “unity in diversity” which shines through in his many choreographed hip hop dance videos, featuring dancers from all differe...
tWitch
Stephen “tWitch” Boss is one of today’s most recognizable dancers, starting his television dance career as the fan favorite from season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance, and now the resident dancer and ...

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.