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.


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 chefs, artists, and cultural icons highlighting some of the world’s most satisfying grub. He also launched a new podcast in partnership with the Ringer and hi...
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 exactly what it sounds like. Dubbed “garden-to-glass cocktailing,”Kate, an LA-based gardening enthusiast, uses what she grows in her backyard to create delicio...
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 unmatched. The fall release of his first book, Matty Matheson: A Cookbook, was met with widespread acclaim, becoming a bestseller on Amazon, and appearing on s...
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 Park and Teri Lyn Fisher, who do that on a regular basis for their 315K+ followers on Instagram, giving life to everything from breakfast must-haves like b...
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, then takes his passion to the next level with a detailed unboxing and, when possible, taste test. If you’ve ever wanted to see someone eat peanut butter from...
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 stylist and photographer has racked up 75K+ Instagram followers posting picture of her perfectly baked, healthy and easy to make recipes. Sharing the heart...

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.