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.

Best Overall Snapchat Presence

This award honors the best brand presence on Snapchat. Unlike Best use of Snapchat, this award honors year-round presence.
Bedtime (Snap) Story
Most social media managers snap during standard business hours on the days set by their marketing calendar. They'll give a behind-the-scenes look at their company, highlight product launches, or "reward" fans with an inside scoop at events or special occasions.Casper set out to build real content for our users to enjoy, and ditch the conventional Snapchat...
Bravo Snapchat
Bravo has wide array of programming – ranging from dramatic reality shows like the Real Housewives franchise to competitions like Top Chef to original scripted drama and comedy series including Imposters and Odd Mom Out. In addition, the network has an online content hub (bravotv.com), where audiences can watch full episodes of shows and exclusive videos....
CNN on Snapchat
Snapchat is one of the most popular mobile apps among millennials here in the US and around the world and CNN is the leading news provider on the app. By delivering customized daily editions in the Discover section, CNN's Snapchat channel keeps this young mobile audience up-to-date and informed with the most pressing, interesting and impactful reporting o...
Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare - Snapchat Zombies Karaoke
Normally, Call of Duty Zombies is marketed by one gameplay trailer that shows the best moments of the game. However, those trailers only appeal to a hardcore audience, most of whom are already fans. Our objective was to break the traditional format and introduce it to mainstream culture and ultimately build a brand new fan base.
MTV Snapchat
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of music fans, artists, and an ever-evolving young audience. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy, Grammy and Peabody award-winning multiplatform content built around storytelling, music discovery and soc...
Overall Snapchat Presence from The Economist
The partnership between The Economist and Snapchat Discover was conceived to give the publication a way to connect with a broader and younger global audience and to showcase the quality journalism of The Economist in a different format. Social media is integral to the growth in circulation of The Economist. Every day, approximately 41% of Americans...
Oxygen Snapchat
Oxygen, an American cable and satellite channel owned by NBC Universal, has a core audience of millennial, or 18 to 34-year-old, multicultural women. Oxygen has wide array of programming –ranging from Bad Girls Club, a reality TV show where seven women live in a house together to a full slate of true crime programming. With millennials watching 47% less T...

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.