11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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.

Gus Kenworthy

Finalist in LGBTQ+ Account

About Gus Kenworthy

The first openly gay male athlete to ever compete at the Olympic Winter Games, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy is bringing tolerance to the sports world. Shaken by a reporter’s question to identify his Valentine’s crush, Gus quickly renounced his initial “Miley Cyrus” answer to an empowered admission that he is gay. Owning his identity, the Olympian’s televised kiss with his boyfriend in PyeongChang was named “the gay sports moment of 2018” by Outsports. Now with 1.5M+ followers across his social platforms, Gus is an advocate and icon for the LGBTQ+ community, with a 2018 RuPaul’s Drag Race appearance and philanthropic efforts spurring support for inclusivity in sports and beyond.

Gus Kenworthy's best work on social

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, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.