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.

Instagrammer of the Year

Instagram is so simple, yet allows for seemingly endless creativity, with the best artists using it in ways that the rest of us may never have imagined. This year, these were the Instagrammers who showed us how original you can get on the app, doing so much more than simply posting pictures.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of Instagram, enter the Best on Instagram Shorty Award.
Casey McPerry
Casey McPerry has a mesmerizing way with Instagram that initially looks ordinary, but is truly extraordinary. Each post seems at first like a casual travel shot, but is really a Dali-esque collage of a...
Celebs on Sandwiches
Celebrities, they’re just like us… but on sandwiches. Just like the name suggests, Instagrammer @celebsonsandwiches features the world’s biggest celebrities, like Jay Z, Barack Obama, Michael Phelps, a...
Desirée De León
Atlanta-based Desirée De León has an eye for the tiny wonders of the world. Her @dcossyle Instagram account is a creative outlet while she pursues a PhD in neuroscience. She begins each piece with a bl...
Doug the Pug
Doug the Pug is arguably the most famous pug on Instagram (and perhaps the world) with over 2 million followers. @itsdougthepug is just like any human account, showing off his latest seasonal outfits, ...
Gray Malin
In his own words, Gray Malin is “on a mission to make everyday a getaway” through his whimsical photos and compelling Instagram account. The fine-art photographer and New York Times best-selling author...
Mari Andrew
Mari Andrew is a writer and illustrator who can sum up some of life’s little lessons all in one Instagram post. Mari took her pen and ink to Instagram after some tough times in 2015 to create an ongoin...
Paulo del Valle
Paulo del Valle is a Brazil-based content creator who magically captures the light of tourist destinations from around the world through his Instagram lens. From San Francisco to Dubai, a lazy river to...
Rafael Mantesso
Rafael Mantesso is obsessed with his bull terrier Jimmy, and has subsequently made him one of the more famous #dogsofinstagram. With a white background, a black marker, and a camera, Rafael can make Ji...
Ryan Burke
Ryan Burke is anything but conventional—in his work or otherwise. His otherworldly self-portraits are entirely personal creations, with Ryan artfully executing everything from hair and makeup to stagin...
Stephen McMennamy
Any way you slice it, Stephen McMennamy is an Instagram genius. One of the masterminds behind AT&T’s cute candid kids ad campaign, he also makes the unimaginable come to life by combining moving or sti...
Studio Mucci
What started as a space for designer Amina Mucciolo to show off her colorful home decor, the @studiomucci Instagram feed has transformed her into a bona fide social media personality. She’s many things...
Vickie Liu
Vickie Liu has an Instagram feed so good you can almost taste it. The Melbourne, Australia-based “amateur baker and professional eater” makes sweet treats so cute you’re not sure whether to eat them or...

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.