11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

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.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Health & Wellness

Sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to work out. If you’re looking for someone to help light the fire inside you, look no further than these 12 nominees. From workouts to nutritional advice to mental health, these accounts focus on all aspects necessary to improve one’s health and wellness.

If you’re a health or fitness brand looking for recognition for your use of social media enter the Best in Health and Fitness Shorty Award.

Finalists

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Dr. Mike
Doctor Mike is not just Instagram’s hottest doctor anymore. He’s still got the looks and the style, but he has dedicated his time in 2017 to launching his new YouTube channel in April and already surpassing 300K subscribers. Every Sunday morning, Doctor Mike uploads a new video that aims to educate millennials about healthy lifestyle choices. Wi...
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Elyse Fox
While many Instagram wellness accounts focus on physical health, very few deal with mental health. Filmmaker Elyse Fox changed that by launching the @sadgirlsclub Instagram account in 2017. As someone who has dealt with depression—and documented those struggles in her film Convos w. Friends—Elyse recognized the need for people who help each othe...
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Emily Skye
Australian health and fitness guru Emily Skye wants you to “Be Your Best Mentally & Physically.” But as her tens of millions of social media fans know, this year was a taxing one for Emily. She documented her journey through a particularly difficult pregnancy, starting out with stringent fitness goals that she loosened as time went on due to nau...
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Katie Willcox
As her blog title suggests, Katie Willcox believes that Healthy Is the New Skinny. She created that and the #healthyisthenewskinny movement on social media to fight the unreal beauty standards girls are constantly exposed to. Working as a model made her feel self-conscious about her weight at all times, which led her to start both the blog and a...
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Valerie Sagun
San Franciscan Valerie Sagun believes in radical self love and acceptance. She learned them by incorporating yoga into her daily life, and shares those lessons with everyone she can. While many Instagram yogis spend an inordinate amount of time showing off their bikini bodies, Valerie’s Big Gal Yoga recognizes that a bikini body isn’t the most i...

Nominees

Akin Akman
Nike Master Trainer Akin Akman was once on a trajectory to become a professional tennis player, until a back injury changed his life. Luckily for his 40K+ Instagram followers, the fashionable New Yorker decided to become a trainer, sharing his tips and routines with fans from around the world. He may be the most famous SoulCycle instructor on Earth, with ...
DJ Townsel
Towards the end of his NFL career, as a wide receiver for the Houston Texans, DJ Townsel started getting into yoga to help keep him from getting any serious injuries. But he fell in love with the spiritual side of the ancient practice, deciding to become a yoga instructor after he retired from professional sports. Now DJ is Instagram’s #RastaYogi, buildin...
Joe Holder
If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably seen Joe Holder before. He’s the personal trainer who shows up in the feeds for so many celebrities, like Natasha Lyonne, Bella Hadid, and Virgil Abloh to name just a few. As the creator of the Ocho System, which balances healthy (and mostly plant-based) eating with positive thinking and effective workouts, Joe has ...
Koya Webb
Koya Webb is not only an “International Holistic Health Coach and Certified Yoga Teacher,” she’s also a social media sensation, with over 575K followers across platforms. She created the Get Loved Up movement, which inspires positive change through a holistic lifestyle, while also training yoga teachers to help spread the loving message. Koya believes in ...
Luis Badillo Jr.
If you haven’t seen Luis Badillo Jr. before, it may be because he’s used his “Fastest Feet in the World” to run right past you. Known to many as “King Feet,” the Miami-based trainer has earned a massive following and high-level clientele by posting Instagram videos of his footwork and sprinting drills. Despite never playing any sports competitively, Luis ...
Remi Ishizuka
A few years ago, Remi Ishizuka couldn’t dream that she’d trade in her french fries for a workout regimen, and quit her job to become an Instagram influencer. But now she’s a top health and wellness guru on social media “who has built her brand on a balanced approach to healthy living.” After discovering Kayla Itsines, and her Bikini Body Guide blog, Remi ...

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, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City