11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

Brands & Organizations

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.

Best Animal

Humans’ love of animals has led to some of the internet’s most amazing moments. Thankfully, animal owners, rescuers and friends all over the world are sharing their experience with their cute companions. Some wear people clothes, some explore nature’s most majestic spots, but all of them bring something truly great to the internet.

If you’re a brand or agency doing work in this fuzzy space, consider entering your work in the Pet & Animals brand category.
Bertie Bert the Pom
Artists aren’t the only ones who flock to the Big Apple to make their name at a gallery. Meet Bertram The Pomeranian, a pomeranian puppy who at five months old was left at a shelter outside Tulsa by a ...
Jack the Cockatiel
This “lovable and curious cockatiel” has been fluttering his tiny wings on Instagram for a few years now, bringing nothing but smiles to the faces of his followers. Jack is a Cockatiel from Brazil who ...
Juniper & Fig
What’s better than an Instagram account with one adorable fox? An account with two adorable foxes! Enter Juniper & Fig, two North American red foxes who live at home with a menagerie of other rescued a...
Loki the Wolfdog
Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you Loki the Wolfdog has been “breakin’ hearts since 2012.” Denver-based outdoorsman Kelly Lund started documenting the relationship with his best friend Loki, a low-conten...
Lucas the Spider
While these eight-legged creatures usually inspire gasps and fear, Lucas the Spider isn’t your average creepy crawly. An animated jumping spider created by former Joshua Slice and voiced by his young n...
Ludwik Guinea Pig
Ludwik the Guinea Pig truly lives the “no hair, don’t care” lifestyle. A self described "zero to hero" story, this naked guinea pig from Poland went from an abandoned shelter pet to instagram celebrity...
Stella Max Pig
Stella Max Johnson will tell you she’s “kind of a pig deal.” Stella started the year hot off a viral holiday video of her cozying up to a warm heater, a video that attracted media attention fast from t...
Suki Cat
While dogs are usually portrayed as adventurous pets, Suki Cat is proving that cats can be just as bold in the outdoors. A bengal cat who explores the Canadian countryside with her person, landscape ph...
Tinkerbelle the Dog
Few people live as luxurious lives as Tinkerbelle the Dog. A model, actress, and professional diva, Tinkerbelle has become a celebrity on the gram, posing all over the world and rocking all the hottest...
Tunameltsmyheart
"If you could use a little bit of joy and laughter,” you have found the right dog. Few animals are as popular on the gram as Tuna, who boasts more than 2M followers. Dubbed the “underdog with the overb...
Walter Good Boy
He’s 9, likes raps, collects quarters, and is the inventor of the spramphop. He's also the proud owner of Tails 4U by WGB, a line of luxurious tail extensions for pets. Walter Good Boy took over the gr...
Woof + Walls
On Instagram, two of the most popular things to capture and upload are cute dogs and beautiful street art. Enter Crystal Serowka, who created the account Woof + Walls, an account showcasing the best dr...

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, and the rest of the social web.

The 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.