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.

Food

Whether they are master chefs or the foodies who love them, all of these nominees have made our mouths water with Instagram shots, YouTube videos, Snapchat stories, and so much more. If food is the way to our hearts, then these are the people we fell for this year.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Food and Beverage Shorty Award.
Breakfast Criminals
Ksenia Avdulova is inspiring the world, “one açaí bowl at a time.” From initial beginnings re-creating the Hawaiian-influenced superfood bowls in her SoHo apartment, Ksenia’s spirited natural breakfast...
Brothers Green
Honing their cooking skills at an early age, brothers Josh and Mike Greenfield, aka @BrothersGreen (or @BrothersGreenBK on Twitter), teach cooking for the common cook, the hungry stoner, the fast-food ...
Dave Hagerman
Asia-based veteran photographer Dave Hagerman immortalizes food. With work showcased in esteemed publications like Saveur, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lucky Peach, and in his upcoming ...
Lady and Pups
With a personal food therapy blog gone global, dog-lover and culinary adventurer Mandy Lee has channeled anger over her relocation to Beijing into cooking joy. With comically cynical prose, striking ph...
Marcus Samuelsson
James Beard award-winning restaurateur, celebrity chef, writer, and television personality Marcus Samuelsson dishes up personal adventure beside his food creations. With hundreds of thousands of follow...
Olga Noskova
Pastry artist Olga Noskova has the eyes of the internet glazed over with cake envy. The Russian confectioner’s iconic “mirror cakes”—reminiscent of precious stones—captured the internet’s attention in ...
Rene Redzepi
After 12 years, Nordic restaurateur, author, and internationally acclaimed chef René Redzepi is now able to realize the restaurant he’s been working towards. A leader in the foraging movement, René is ...
SweetAmbs
Enticing the world with her icing perfection, world-renowned cookie decorator Amber Spiegel pipes filigree with vintage flair for millions of viewers. Met with enormous online success following her You...
Symmetry Breakfast
Michael Zee has made a career out of cooking breakfast for his partner. The UK-based #CookLoveShare chef launched into online celebrity through his iconic Instagram photographs, featuring symmetrically...
Tasty
An enormously expansive online resource for all things cooking, BuzzFeed’s Tasty dominates global newsfeeds and countless hours of your day with addictive “snack-sized videos” featuring accessible reci...
The Domestic Geek
Toronto-based home cook, lifestyle guru, and motivational speaker Sara Lynn Cauchon dishes up “tips, tricks and shortcuts for making your life easier.” The Diva On A Dime, Steven and Chris, and HGTV te...
Wright Kitchen
Seattle-based photographer and food stylist Brittany Wright glorifies fruit and vegetables. Inspiring with vibrant rainbow images of food, Brittany’s iconic #foodgradients Instagram photo series showca...

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.