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.

STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—the fields that help us understand and improve life on Earth. Our nominees all approach these areas in different ways—some are doctors or researchers, others are business people or celebrities—but all of them actively use Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube and more to advocate for progress.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best In Education for Brands & Organizations.
Adam Savage
One of the daring co-hosts of Discovery’s Mythbusters, Adam Savage keeps the world wondering what will happen, both on his show and IRL. Building a strong social media following, @therealadamsavage (or...
Bill Nye
Bill Nye seems like he’s been around forever, yet he’s always doing something new, and his enthusiasm for all things science never gets old. He has harnessed social media to get his millions of followe...
Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper)
SoCal dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee has made a name for herself on social media as “Dr. Pimple Popper”—a name she more than lives up to. Dealing with pores clogged beyond most people’s wildest dreams, D...
Elon Musk
Elon Musk wants to move to Mars, and he wants you to go with him. It may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity founder believes in making the world a better pl...
GizmoSlip
“Creative and fun tech durability tests” are what Brandon Baldwin undertakes on his popular GizmoSlip YouTube channel. That description doesn’t nearly do justice to how much fun is happening, with Bran...
Hope Jahren
A professor of geobiology at the University of Hawaii, Hope Jahren has had a huge year, publishing her first book Lab Girl to rave reviews, and also penning an eye-opening essay for The New York Times ...
Life Noggin
Exploring the who, what, where, why, and how of life on Earth, popular YouTube channel Life Noggin fascinates its hundreds of thousands of subscribers with fun, accessible videos answering everything f...
Mind Your Decisions
Presh Talwalkar majored in Mathematics and Economics at Stanford and since 2007 has had a popular blog filled with his favorite things: brain teasers, math puzzles, game theory, and smart investing tip...
Nerdwriter1
A self-described “weekly video essay series that puts ideas to work,” you might say that The Nerdwriter is about engineering—though not in the traditional sense of the word. Writer, editor, and host of...
Simone Giertz
Swedish-born Simone Giertz truly lives up to her title as “Queen of Shitty Robots,” posting GIF-worthy clips of her homemade inventions, ostensibly created for useful purposes, but which inevitably fai...
Tim Peake
British astronaut and scientist Tim Peake engaged the world from high above the stratosphere by posting his experiences on social media throughout his 6 month stay on the International Space Station th...
Unbox Therapy
Canadian Lewis Hilsenteger is the excitable and awestruck mastermind behind YouTube’s wildly popular Unbox Therapy channel. His formula is simple: open up a new gadget almost every day, try it out, and...

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.