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

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Disability Awareness

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Environment

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Social & Racial Justice

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Humanitarian Aid & Developing Nations

Social Justice & Human Rights

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Health & Wellness

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Mental Health

Public Health

Reproductive Health

Grassroots

Grassroots Efforts

Self-Defined (Social Campaigns)

Self-Defined

Social Presence

Single-Platform

Clubhouse

Discord

Facebook

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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

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Contests

Gamification

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Integrated Experiences

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Live Events

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Television

Real Time Response

Real Time Response

User Generated Content

User Generated Content

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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

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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 LGBTQ+ Account

The LGBTQ+ internet community is strong, as millions have gone online to seek support and advice from those who share to share their own stories and experiences. This list of nominees have been very active with their advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights and serving as inspiring and encouraging figures to those struggling.

Finalists

finalist
Alok V Menon
2017 was a hard year for the LGBTQ+ community, especially for those who are from immigrant families. But people like Alok Vaid-Menon support and encourage honesty and openness in the face of fear and resentment. Alok, an Indian American “performance artist, writer, educator, and entertainer,” is also gender non-conforming, which can make some peop…
finalist
Aydian Dowling
The first transgender man to make the cover of Men’s Health, Aydian Dowling is obviously a pioneer. Starting in 2009, he began documenting his full transition from female to male, from the first testosterone shot to surgery and beyond. In 2017, he and his wife Jenilee took the next step, creating the web series Our Journey To Pregnancy to share wi…
finalist
Lateef Thynative
Lateef Thynative is an up-and-coming YouTube fashion and LGBTQ+ personality. He brings his experience as a gay person of color to the world of vlogging, giving voice to a community that is not nearly as well-represented on YouTube as it should be. His unique perspective on topics like “James Charles Racist Tweets” and “Masculinity and Femininity i…
finalist
Stephanie Frosch
Stephanie Frosch had a remarkable 2017, revealing “THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUTUBE'S LGBT RESTRICTION.” She discovered that all LGBTQ+ channels were inaccessible on the site’s “safe mode” for children. Of course, she, like many activists on social media, know that kids often have the least support and need the online community most. Her 375K+ subscribers …
finalist
Trixie Mattel
Many people were introduced to the plastic-faced Trixie Mattel on season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she happened to meet fellow contestant Katya. The two have been on a roll together ever since. Their bright, bawdy, candid, and candy-colored web series UNHhhh got picked up by VICELAND in 2017, becoming The Trixie & Katya Show, while they also …

Nominees

Amy Ordman
Amy Ordman is the “Aussie living in LA” who constantly wonders why she’s still single. Her 320K+ YouTube subscribers can’t understand it, since they love the awkward, frenetic vlogs that take them inside Amy’s mind. While she knows her adorably nervous energy comes across in everything she does (she even sells “I Feel Awkward” t-shirts), she doesn’t let tha…
Arlo Sullivan
The child of Instagram star Jesse Sullivan, who believes her “daughter will change the world,” Arlo Sullivan’s stunning photos show her gender-fluid life in all its beauty. Starting in February 2017, @thearlobear grew an audience of over 30K Instagram followers before posting even 50 times. Arlo doesn’t try to set an example with her social feed—she’s just …
Ethan Hethcote
Gay rights have come a long way in the past few years, but there is still an epidemic of bullying and loneliness for members of the LGBTQ+ community, no matter how successful. Ethan Hethcote, the vlogger, media guru, and partner of fellow YouTube personality MarkE Miller, knows this as well as anyone. In March, he put his feelings into words in a powerful v…
Raymond Braun
Touted by Out magazine as “one of the preeminent queer activists of his generation,” Raymond Braun uses the internet to better the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. Coming from a small town in Ohio, Raymond now has a network of support that spans the world and has made him a believer in the power of social media to “accelerate acceptance.” But there are always…
Trace Lysette
You may recognize Trace Lysette from her role as Shea on Amazon’s Transparent. The transgender actress has been part of groundbreaking storylines on the show that help to bring transgender relationships—and their struggles—into the light of day. But her true courage showed when she came forward about the harassment she faced from co-star Jeffrey Tambor. Her…
V Squared
Vinny Vaillancourt had a surprising 2017, receiving his YouTube plaque for surpassing 100K subscribers early in the year, but then going through a divorce from his husband (and collaborator) Luke. His tears may have been flowing, but after a few months of being single at 28 he admitted, “I think it’s changed me for the better.” Vinny’s 110K+ subscribers are…