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

Desirée De León

Finalist in Instagrammer of the Year

About Desirée De León

Atlanta-based Desirée De León has an eye for the tiny wonders of the world. Her @dcossyle Instagram account is a creative outlet while she pursues a PhD in neuroscience. She begins each piece with a blank white canvas, sketching first in pencil, then transferring into black ink, and always adding a three-dimensional household item or piece of nature to the image to create texture and depth that would otherwise be lost, often eliciting a laugh. Her #100daysoftinythings (“and then some”) might be miniscule in size, but her Instagram following is growing bigger every day, with 27K+ followers to date.

Desirée De León'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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