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.

Twitch Streamer of the Year

For the online gaming world, there is no place quite like Twitch, where fans can watch and interact with their favorite gaming stars live, and the gamers can share their creative process with the world. Utilizing new features and changing the face of live gameplay, our nominees have done more to expand and innovate on Twitch than anyone else this year.
Annemunition
In a little over one year of live streaming, LA-based Anne Munition quit her graphic design job to become a full time gamer. The Twitch variety streamer with trademark tattoos has been rapidly growing ...
Bob Ross
His ardent fans craving more #happytrees even after his death in 1995, the iconic artist of The Joy Of Painting fame is “now haunting the Twitterverse.” With a cult-like following, including a “Bob Ros...
DexterityBonus
One of the top female broadcasters on Twitch, Brooke “Dodger” Leigh Lawson, aka @Dexteritybonus, is a highly accomplished content creator, gamer, and positive role model. With lively charm and wit, her...
Lirik
Amassing 10-40K+ viewers per stream with over 1.5M total followers, @LIRIK (the gamer with the famous “potato aim” emote) is the leading broadcaster on Twitch. Streaming six days a week, six hours each...
MANvsGAME
Gamer and Twitch broadcaster Jayson Love is on a quest to conquer every video game. Launching initial Justin.tv live streams from his Billings, Montana home basement, Jayson now broadcasts full-time on...
Matt McKnight
The first inductee into the Twitch Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Matt McKnight, aka @LethalFrag, strives to be gaming’s “Batman.” Passionately working to further the gaming community,...
OMGitsFirefoxx
With a Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition title of "Most Popular Female Videogames Broadcaster on Twitch” and a Forbes “30 Under 30” honor in 2016, Sonja Reid, aka @OMGitsfirefoxx, has quickl...
Summit1G
Colorado-based professional video game streamer Jaryd Lazar, aka @Summit1G, is known for his live Twitch broadcasts of the multiplayer first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. With 1.6M+ ...
Swiftor
One of the original Twitch Partners, Joseph Alminawi—better known to fans as Swiftor—is a live stream gamer with close to 1M Twitch and 2M+ YouTube “Unibros” subscribing to his feeds. Broadcasting sinc...
Towelliee
Award-winning gamer and WoW MVP player, Roberto “Towelliee” Garcia is an inspiring voice and adamant representative for the gaming community. The @towelthetank Twitch OG known for his MMO gameplay and ...
iijeriichoii
Live play game broadcaster and entertainer Tucker Boner “loves to play video games and make people laugh” as @iijeriichoii. The Call of Duty Twitch streamer with close to 1 million followers amassed a ...
itmeJP
The content producer and eSports personality behind itmeJP, John Paul McDaniel is a seasoned influencer in the Twitch gaming community. With a number one StarCraft-centric podcast and top Twitch talk s...

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.