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.

Music

Indie, pop, hip-hop, rock and roll, soul—music is the universal language, and social media lets musicians speak to everyone. Whether they’re trying out ideas on Snapchat, debuting new videos on YouTube, or Instagramming from backstage at a show, these musicians are the best at sharing their work with the world.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
Ariana Grande
Don’t let her cute bunny ears and sexy cat eyes fool you, Ariana Grande is, as her hit record suggests, a Dangerous Woman. When she’s not dropping endless Billboard Hot 100 singles or killing it on Fox...
BTS
BTS (aka the Bangtan Boys) is a boy band with seven members—and is perhaps the most famous KPOP group in the world. Besides their catchy tunes and boyish good looks, BTS has got a strong Instagram pres...
Britney Spears
It’s Britney, bitch! We’ve gone through many phases of Britney Spears over the past two decades, and her new Instagram personality might be her best yet. For someone who was so private for so long, Bri...
Chance The Rapper
Chicago had a great year this year, starting with the meteoric rise of Chance The Rapper in the hip hop scene. Chance, a Kanye protege, released his critically-acclaimed mixtape Coloring Book exclusive...
Drake
While Drake may have come a long way from his days on Disney Channel’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, he never loses sight of where he came from… #The6. The courtside king of the Toronto Raptors even t...
Ingrid Michaelson
Ingrid Michaelson has a voice and essence reminiscent of 90s alternative rock, but with a few more Snapchat filters in her music videos. She’s a modern feminist, writing love songs for all the girls ou...
Mac Miller
A man of many alter-egos, we know him best as the young rapper Mac Miller. If you follow him on Instagram, you probably know him under his record producer pseudonym @larryfisherman. Straight outta Pitt...
Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott may leave the spotlight on occasion, but she’s never gone for too long. She literally jumped back into our lives on Katy Perry’s 2015 Super Bowl halftime show stage, then graced us with h...
Solange
Much more than just Beyonce’s younger sister, Solange Knowles is a fashion it-girl, a critically-acclaimed singer, and a queen of Instagram. As someone who steers clear of the typical Hollywood life—ca...
Tegan & Sara
Canadian twins Tegan & Sara are a singing duo that have made waves in the indie pop scene for two decades. They’ve released eight studio albums since 1995, including this year’s Love You to Death, whic...
The 1975
The 1975 is an English rock band from Manchester with a new wave sound and a touch of rock bands from the past. This year’s album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful and yet so unaware o...
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an electro-indie pop duo from Columbus, Ohio bringing an eclectic sound to the current musical stream. After their appearance in 2016 on Saturday Night Live, the band has become a ...

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.