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 Dance

Social media has brought the world’s biggest dance stages to our screens. From the most famous studios to random parking lots, the art of dance is alive and well in its purest form thanks to these talented artists sharing their craft with fans across the globe. Whether they were showing off their own moves, or spotlighting others and choreographing pieces, these nominees created the year’s best content.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
Auti Kamal
Auti Kamal celebrates her love of all things dance as an artist, vlogger, model, and Bodyspeaks Dance Collective director. Launching her self-titled YouTube channel in 2012, Miss Auti’s videos serve to...
Brittany Cavaco
Brittany Cavaco is a highly prolific influencer with a diverse career that takes her around the world; she’s a professional ballet dancer, model, pilates instructor, and blogger. Brittany can certainly...
Chelsie Hill
A dancer from age five, Chelsie Hill’s life was turned upside-down when she became a victim of a drunk driving accident at just 17 years old. Flash forward to 2018, Chelsie’s reality has transformed fr...
Cynthia Irobunda
Nigerian-American dancer and choreographer Cynthia Irobunda is rapidly making a name for herself in the world of dance. Cynthia’s critically-acclaimed style combines influences from the African diaspor...
Dytto
One of modern dancing’s iconic celebrities, Courtney Nicole Kelly aka Dytto has danced and popped her way to the top. Rising to fame by dancing to a remix of “Barbie Girl,” that received 28M+ views on ...
Fikshun
Launching to international fame as the male winner of So You Think You Can Dance Season 10, Dushaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall free-flowed his way into social media celebrity. Having trained in taekwondo sinc...
Jade Chynoweth
Fueled by “sweat and passion,” Jade Chynoweth is living out her dreams and helping others to be strong “in mind, body and soul,” using her vast social platforms as a means to inspire. Reaching the 2M f...
Justin Peck
“Justin Peck is making ballet that speaks to our daily lives,” says the New York Times about the 31 year old dancer and choreographer, combining traditional ballet with movements drawn from daily life ...
Kaycee Rice
16 year old dance sensation Kaycee Rice is a self-empowering, self-proclaimed “total weirdo.” An OG social media dance star first popularized by Katy Perry’s retweet of her 2013 led to the California-n...
Omar Z. Robles
Photographer and visual artist Omar Z Robles is capturing the famed NYC streets in a new light by replacing the busy New Yorker with the beauty of New York dancers. Drawing inspiration from the mime ac...
Shiggy
“Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding?” 2018 belonged to Shiggy, the Queens street performer, Instagram comedian and founder of #TheShiggyShow has become a global sensation through his insta-viral danc...
The Kinjaz
Asian-American masked dance troupe The Kinjaz “innovate, entertain, and positively impact the world through movement, media, and mentally.” Drawing upon Naruto anime and martial arts influences, the CA...

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