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 in Art

No longer do artists have to exhibit their art in a museum to have their work be seen by the masses. Instagram and YouTube, in particular, have become incredibly useful platforms to showcase art - if you know how to leverage them. These artists are not only creating stunning work, but managing to engage a worldwide audience as well.
Dante Dentoni
Dante Dentoni’s Instagram moniker “I create art in difficult places” is an understatement. Well-known for imbedding Lego art into walls, beams and ceilings, the Miami-based artist’s work has achieved i...
Felipe Pantone
Self-described as a “child of the internet,” Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone has made an internationally recognized career out of his technologically influenced youth. His trademark aesthetic...
Liana Finck
New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck finds catharsis in Instagram. The critically-acclaimed artist known for her line-drawn comics, raw simplicity, unsteadiness and wit shares her existential anxieties th...
Ruby Silvious
While many find inspiration in reading tea leaves, artist Ruby Silvious finds inspiration in painting tea bags. Seeing creative opportunity in the uncommon and a blank canvas in a Lipton bag, Ruby chal...
Sha'an d'Anthes
Certain of her path as an artist as soon as she could hold a crayon, Sydney-based creative Sha’an D’anthes has drawn out her own path to success. Popularized via Instagram and YouTube, she showcases he...
Shantell Martin
Shantell Martin’s existential art seeks the answer to the age-old question Who are you. From feelings of alienation to messages of empowerment, the internationally acclaimed artist known for her iconic...
Subliming.jpg
With “colorful design + inspirational quotes for the visually passionate and emotionally confused,” NY-based graphic designer Tessa Forrest is a master at empowered word art. A visit to her Instagram p...
Tatsuya Tanaka
Japanese artist, author and photographer Tatsuya Tanaka shows us the beauty in little things. By combining common objects with an immense library of tiny plastic figurines, Tatsuya uplifts and stuns hi...
Thomas Romain
Animation creator, designer and illustrator Thomas Romain has turned anime into a family affair. The Japan-based co-creator of Code Lyoko and Oban Star-Racers has achieved viral success in collaborativ...
Tyler Spangler
Digital artist Tyler Spangler credits social media for his immense success. An art school dropout turned Instagram celeb, Forbes-described his style as “psychedelic stream of consciousness,” fostering ...
Yeah It's Chill
Longing for more creativity in her adult life, Christine Rai turned to Instagram for an artistic outlet. Her doodles draw upon everyday torments and feelings told from the perspective of her Lizzie McG...
thelatestkate
Self-proclaimed “artist, anxious person” Kate Allan brings positivity to her fans through cute animals, bright colors and motivational quotes. The illustrator has made a name for herself while helping ...

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 Final Entry Deadline is February 21st, 2019