9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.

Meme/Parody Account

As a wise cartoon once said, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” No one proves that more than our nominees, all of whom have taken to apps like Twitter and Instagram to create personas, augment reality, or fly their freak flag—simultaneously upending social media and pushing it to new and hilarious heights. In 2016, these meme machines were exactly what society needed to make it through the year.


Have you ever looked at Deadpool’s ass and said, “That looks perfect to me, but is that mathematically possible?” Well, @FibonacciSpiral is here to tell you, unequivocally, “Yes!” You might remember th...
Girl With No Job
“Among the 50 best people on the internet right now” according to Tech Insider, @girlwithnojob is the online alias of Claudia Oshry, an NYU student who shot to fame simply by sharing her funny and rela...
Kirby Jenner
The supposed “Fraternal Twin of Kendall Jenner,” Instagrammer @kirbyjenner does seem to find himself everywhere his social media mogul “sister” goes, whether it’s next to Kanye on a plane ride home, or...
Taste of Streep
Start with a Brooklyn acting student, mix in some pics of food, then stir in a dash of Meryl Streep and—voila—you get @tasteofstreep, the Instagram account that’s been satiating its 170K+ followers eve...
Versace Tamagotchi
The warped and hilarious brainchild of LA-based director Jack Wagner, @versace_tamagotchi was born from a bet between friends at the end of 2015 to see who could get 10,000 followers first. Impressivel...
Your Shitty Family
An Instagram feed devoted to “unspirational” screengrabs of cringe-worthy texts between family members, @yourshittyfamily gives a peek into the awkwardness of family life in the 21st century. You know,...


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 April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.