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.

Podcast

When Apple added the Podcast category to iTunes in 2003, no one knew how popular it would become, with hundreds of thousands of podcasts now on the air and tens of millions of listeners tuning in. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to find the best, but these nominees represent the frankest, funniest, and most informative podcasts this year.
2 Dope Queens
WNYC Studios presents 2 Dope Queens featuring—you guessed it—two dope comedy queens. BFFs Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams (who earlier this year left The Daily Show) crack jokes about current even...
Anna Faris is Unqualified
Anna Faris decided to take it upon herself to offer untrained, non-expert relationship advice with the help of other Hollywood types who also don’t know what they’re talking about, all on her new podca...
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Hardcore History is the political commentator Dan Carlin’s answer to all the unasked historical questions, described in details over hours on his free podcast. Topics diverge into narratives of ancient...
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
NPR’s Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, has been on the air since 1975, is syndicated on stations across the country, and is available as a daily podcast. Not only has it won a Peabody Award, but it is...
Guys We F*****d
Never has a title suited a podcast better than GUYS WE F****D: THE ANTI SLUT-SHAMING PODCAST. Hosts Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher kiss and tell all the dirty little secrets from their sex live...
Invisibilia
Invisibilia is NPR’s podcast that “explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior—things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.” It was named by The Guardian as one of the “10 best ne...
Lore
The critically-acclaimed Lore is a podcast that shares scary stories, much like one would around a campfire, except these are all from real life. Each 20-30 minute episode tells tales of spooky swamps,...
Modern Love
The New York Times love column-turned-popular-podcast, WBUR--Boston's NPR New station's Modern Love features written submissions from anyone who has a story to tell about their dance with romance. Each...
Reply All
We can all agree that the internet is complicated. And frustrating. And endlessly fascinating. That’s why Gimlet Media created the brilliant Reply All podcast to help explain the seemingly unexplainabl...
Revisionist History
Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast explores the possibilities of what could have been by reinterpreting historical events. In true Malcolm Gladwell form, he presents things that could have ...
Stuff You Should Know
Ever feel like there’s a lot of stuff you wish you knew? If so, the podcast Stuff You Should Know from HowStuffWorks.com is for you. Hosts Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark explore everything from “How the C...
TED Radio Hour
Each week, TED Talks are delivered at TED Conferences around the world, and the TED Radio Hour brings them to 590 syndicated NPR stations and to podcasting devices everywhere. TED (which stands for Tec...

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.