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 break the selective stigma attached to the dance world with anyone-can-do-this tutorials like “how to do the splits in 5 minutes,” and “best drugstore stag...
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 add social media celebrity to her list of accomplishments, with 215K+ Instagram followers and millions of individual post views. Brittany strikes a pose in...
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 diasporic with a rare and impressive level of technical skill. Selected to perform her original dance, Nneka, at the 2018 National College Dance Festival, Cynthia ...
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 since age 2 and dancing since age 5, the multi disciplined artist has fostered a unique iconic style that draws upon hip-hop, street funk, and martial arts. Sho...
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 acting, Omar’s visual fluidity and captivating portraitures have attracted global attention, amassing 320K+ Instagram followers and collaborations from Gap to...
“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 dance to Drake’s “In My Feelings.” Declared by Vulture as 2018’s “Artist of the Summer,” his boisterous Instagram moves were met with millions views, overnight ...

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.