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.

Snapchatter of the Year

With a lifespan of only 24 hours, every post on Snapchat is precious, and these Snapchatters know how to make the most of it—telling stories, making movies, documenting amazing experiences, and creating unique art. Snapchat is redefining how we connect, and our nominees are the ones redefining Snapchat.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Snapchat Industry Award.


Ani Acopian
Ani Acopian is a Snapchat filmmaker based in New York City who sports an impressive Snapchat reel. Her specialties are narrative pieces, branded content, and music videos. This year, she showed off her...
Lauren Giraldo
Lauren Giraldo brilliantly used her various social accounts to launch the next phase of her budding superstar career. Starting out as a shining Vine star and now dominating the Snapchat waves as @Lglau...
Mike Platco
Mike Platco started telling stories on social media and made his dream career out of it. One of the first creators to make a name for himself on Snapchat, he’s since created a portfolio of snapsterpiec...
20-year-old CJ OperAmericano is a Snapchat artist who initially used the app just to share her cute creations with family and friends. She was a barista who loved funny little characters, her favorite ...
Rasmus Kolbe
Rasmus Kolbe is just here to make his many Snapchat followers smile. With bright blue eyes and a grin that goes on for days, @HelloRasmus can get away with a lot, pulling pranks and taking on dares fro...
Women In Tech
@WomenInTech is a Snapchat account that believes in empowering females in an industry that isn’t always advocating for gender equality. Every weekday, Women In Tech hands over the reigns of their accou...


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.