13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Cam Newton

Finalist in Sports

About Cam Newton

While Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton might be an NFL MVP, it’s sometimes hard to take him seriously. Cam brings his 3.5M+ Instagram followers on the field to show that while football is a professional sport, it doesn’t always have to be so serious. With his attitude of “I post my way” (and a customizable keyboard app of the same name), he captions his posts in a wild-looking set of characters, hilariously describing whatever Drake song he’s dancing to during practice or the mood he’s in before a game. As a role model to kids, Cam often meets with his younger followers to learn the latest dance moves or practice karate. He believes in celebrating life, something he described in a video posted this year for the @playerstribune.

Cam Newton'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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

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