ENTER THE 2021 SHORTY IMPACT AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

Social Campaigns

Community

Arts & Culture

Civic Engagement

Disability Awareness

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Gender Equality

Education & Community

Financial Literacy

Public Safety

Youth & Family

Environment

Conservation & Preservation

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

Social & Racial Justice

Animal Rights & Welfare

Humanitarian Aid & Developing Nations

Social Justice & Human Rights

Racial Justice

Veteran & Service Support

Health & Wellness

Fitness & Nutrition

Mental Health

Public Health

Reproductive Health

Grassroots

Grassroots Efforts

Self-Defined (Social Campaigns)

Self-Defined

Social Presence

Single-Platform

Clubhouse

Discord

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Reddit

Snapchat

TikTok

Triller

Tumblr

Twitch

Twitter

YouTube

Multi-Platform

Multi-Platform

Emerging Platform

Emerging Platform

Social Hit

Single Post or Activation (viral)

Clapback

Social Engagement

Community Management

Community Management

Engagement Tools

Access & Rewards

Call to Action

Chatbots

Contests

Gamification

Polls & Surveys

Integrated Experiences

Fundraising

Live Events

Shopping

Television

Real Time Response

Real Time Response

User Generated Content

User Generated Content

Self-Defined (Social Engagement)

Self-Defined

Social Partnerships

Brand Partnership

Celebrity Partnership

Entertainment Partnership

Influencer Partnership

Non-Profit Partnership

2021 SHORTY PHENOM AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

Individuals

Account Management

Analytics

Animation

Art Direction

Brand Marketing

Campaign Management

Communications

Community Management

Copywriting

Creative Direction

Culture

Data Analysis

Design

Editing

Illustration

Partnership Management

Photography

Production

Project Management

Public Relations

Research

Sales

Strategy

Talent Management

Self-Defined

Team

Account Team

Analytics Team

Client Team

Communications Team

Community Team

Content Team

Creative Team

Culture Team

Design Team

Legal Team

Marketing Team

Partnership Team

PR Team

Production Team

Research Team

Sales Team

Social Media Team

Strategy Team

Video Team

Self-Defined

Leader

Account Team Leader

Analytics Team Leader

Client Team Leader

Communications Team Leader

Community Team Leader

Content Team Leader

Creative Team Leader

Culture Team Leader

Design Team Leader

Legal Team Leader

Marketing Team Leader

Partnership Team Leader

PR Team Leader

Production Team Leader

Research Team Leader

Sales Team Leader

Social Media Team Leader

Strategy Team Leader

Video Team Leader

Self-Defined

Voice

Clubhouse Voice

Discord Voice

Facebook Voice

Instagram Voice

LinkedIn Voice

Pinterest Voice

Reddit Voice

TikTok Voice

Triller Voice

Tumblr Voice

Twitter Voice

YouTube Voice

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Dance

Social media has helped turn the world into anyone’s stage. From dance studios to the streets, these dancers can bust a move whenever they see fit, and share their skills with millions of people around the world. These nominees received a ton of praise for showing off their dance skills, whether they are classically trained or self-taught.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.

Finalists

finalist
Brown Girls Do Ballet
If you love ballet, chances are you’re one of the 100K+ Instagram followers inspired by Brown Girls Do Ballet. Originally a photo project, Brown Girls Do Ballet is now a movement that celebrates and encourages diversity in ballet. After photographer TaKiyah Wallace noticed “there were not any other faces that looked like” her 3-year-old daughter i…
finalist
Kyle Hanagami
Most people can’t post a dance routine to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” on their YouTube channel and get over 118M views, but choreographer Kyle Hanagami did just that, earning millions of fans after years of teaching dance in his native Los Angeles. This year, those fans were treated to dance favorites Julianne and Derek Hough performing his routin…
finalist
Les Twins
Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, better known as Les Twins, exploded onto the world stage in 2017, taking the $1M prize for winning NBC’s World of Dance. But, before that, the Parisian brothers had danced in numerous music videos and even shared the stage with Beyonce on her 2013 world tour. They caught her eye with YouTube videos of their street perf…
finalist
Merrick Hanna
If you watched season 12 of America’s Got Talent and didn’t root for Merrick Hanna’s robot boy dance routines then you might not be capable of human emotions—Merrick even moved the stoic Simon Cowell to stand and applaud. It wasn’t just the 12-year-old’s dancing ability that earned him fans, but his unique ability to tell a story through movement,…
finalist
Tessa Brooks
Tessa Brooks is an actress, dancer, and one of today’s most prolific creators in the lifestyle space. Having trained in dance from a young age, she has captivated her audience with her dance videos and has consistently worked and filmed with top tier choreographers like Kyle Hanagami and WillDaBeast. In addition to dance videos, she has now expand…

Nominees

Gaurav N Chandni
Gaurav Mankoti and Chandni Srivastava have a combination of chemistry and creative choreography that keeps 125K+ subscribers coming back to their popular gauravNchandni YouTube channel. The duo has been creating and performing together since they appeared on the 1st season of the Indian dance competition show Dance Plus. Whether they’re leading a studio ful…
Isabella Boylston
One of Isabella Boylston’s Instagram posts shows an old Newsweek cover with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland headlined “Ballet At Its Best.” As a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater, Isabella might be the new ambassador for ballet, building up a strong social following by showing the lighter side of life as a world-class ballerina. Her 2…
Jabbawockeez
The Jabbawockeez sound like creatures from another universe, and the group that won the 1st season of America’s Best Dance Crew still choreograph pieces that are truly out of this world. Their current stage show, “JREAMZ,” is a unique hip-hop dance experience with wild visual effects. But if you can’t make it to Las Vegas to see that in person, you can catc…
Lil' Buck
Many wondered who it was dancing up walls and on the sides of cars in 2017’s stunning ad for Apple’s new AirPods. It was Lil Buck, whose smooth performance seemed as effortless as taking a stroll down a city street. If you, like so many others, went back to YouTube to watch the spot again, you likely stumbled on other videos of Lil Buck dancing in his signa…
Taylor Sieve
Taylor Sieve proved that hard work pays off, becoming a fan favorite for her honest personality and athletic grace during season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance. Although she finished third, the Minnesota native won the hearts of more than just the audience, as it was revealed that she and (eventual winner) Lex Ishimoto were dating. After one stunning perf…
Werk for Peace
They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re “werking” it to promote peace, so you might as well join the party. Created in response to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, the Washington, DC-based organization proves that dance can make a difference—in their case by using it as a platform to bring attention to LGBTQ+ issues. Werk for Peace activists organize d…