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 Food

Eating and drinking is the spice of life. It’s the heart of many communities. These creators are artists in their own right. Whether they’re creating beautiful pies, or teaching you how to cook a pheasant, they’re creating fantastic content. These nominees led the charge this year in the very best of content surrounding food and drink. They’re all very different and deserve a deep dive of their content! You’ll be amazed at what you learn. Don’t watch hungry.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Food and Beverage Shorty Award.
Alex French Guy Cooking
In the culinary world, French cooking is traditionally seen as the creme de la creme. It comes as no surprise that one of the biggest names in YouTube food inspiration is a young Parisian named Alex. A...
Brad Leone
Bon Appetit’s social media stable is brimming with talent, but no one is as beloved as Brad Leone, kitchen manager for the BA test kitchen. He hosts the It’s Alive series on YouTube, which highlights a...
David Chang
The creative mind behind NYC staple Momofuku Noodle Bar, David Chang is an iconic figure in American cooking. His Netflix series Ugly Delicious launched in 2018, which featured David and his crew of ch...
Drinking with Chickens
With so many great food and drink accounts, it can be difficult to make yourself stand out from the pack. Enter Kate Richard and her project Drinking with Chickens is, which, in fact is pretty much exa...
Lauren Ko
Few baked goods on social media are as visually striking as the perfectly patterned ones made at home by Lauren Ko. Using remarkable mathematical precision in her designs, Lauren is an amateur baker ba...
Maangchi
Korean home cooking is a comfort food unlike any in the world. Enter Maangchi, a Korean-born, NYC-based chef who uses YouTube to give her audience of 3M+ subscribers a essential insight into how to mak...
Matty Matheson
In a world full of big-name tattooed food dudes, Matty Matheson is one of the biggest and most tattooed on the scene. A staple on Viceland’s Munchies show, his charisma on YouTube is undeniable and unm...
Spoon Fork Bacon
Put a food stylist and a top photographer together, sprinkle in some delicious recipes and out comes Spoon Fork Bacon, an Instagram account and blog bound to inspire a craving. SFB was created by Jenny...
Steve1989MREInfo
Few accounts on YouTube delve as deep into specialty food history as Steve Thomas, who runs the channel Steve1989MREiinfo. Steve collects up vintage military MREs, which stands for meal ready to eat, t...
Strictly Dumpling
Few people eat with the vigor and capacity of Mike Chen, who operates under the moniker Strictly Dumpling on YouTube. With 2M+ subscribers on YouTube and 1M+ Facebook followers, Mike’s endless search f...
The Icing Artist
Laurie The Icing Artist and her social media accounts provide “the easy way to make WOW-worthy desserts with just a few simple tools and ingredients.” A self-taught baking extraordinaire with 3M+ YouTu...
Yukiko Tanzi
Yukiko Tanzi has a wonderful mentality for how to deal with the trials obstacles daily life throws your day. “Life happens. Chocolate helps.” A heart transplant survivor living in Switzerland, the food...

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