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 Health & Wellness

It’s perfectly ok to need a little guidance when it comes to your physical and mental well being. In this day and age, the emphasis has shifted heavily to mental health being an essential part of your wellbeing. These twelve nominees represent a facet of health. Some are doctors, some are trainers and some are creating content to help support those who might be facing a hard time. No matter the specialty, they’re all creating phenomenal work.

If you’re a health or fitness brand looking for recognition for your use of social media enter the Best in Health and Fitness Shorty Award.
Bec Donlan
NYC-based, Australian-born trainer and health coach Bec Donlan is encouraging women to be “a bad*ss with a good *ss.” The lifestyle influencer, booty band creator and founder of Sweat With Bec offers h...
Demi Bagby
Overcoming a potential career-ending broken back injury to become the “tumbling queen,” 18 year old CrossFit athlete and bodybuilder Demi Bagby is a flippin' phenomenon. Demi became an instant viral se...
Dr. Joshua Wolrich
Dr. Joshua Wolrich has had a bit of a journey on social media. Working as a surgical trainee in London, he originally started his Instagram as a weight loss account by the name @unfattening. Over the p...
Dr. Rahim Gonstead Chiropractor
YouTuber, chiropractor and Gonstead Wellness founder Dr. Rahim Gonstead is bringing alignment and enlightenment to the social sphere. With 75M+ video views on his YouTube channel, Dr. Rahim shares pati...
Heather Andersen
Heather Andersen is the founder of New York Pilates and a social media star. Attracting tons of media attention for the popularity and success of her New York Pilates studio, of which there are four, t...
Jay Shetty
Former monk Jay Shetty is “all about making wisdom go viral.” Bringing his cultivated enlightenment to the UK following a 3-year monastic stint in India, Jay’s profound wisdom spread via social, rapidl...
Jocko Willink
“Monday morning. What are you going to do about it?” Decorated retired Navy SEAL officer Jocko Willink is a bestselling author, podcaster and co-founder of Echelon Front leadership consulting. Jocko ta...
Kati Morton
Licensed therapist, author and YouTube influencer Kati Morton wants to know, “are u ok?” Kati’s compassionate, upbeat, relatable vlogs have earned her a massive online fanbase, with 44M+ video views on...
Meg Boggs
“Dear body, we got this.” Meet Meg Boggs, a mom, blogger and self-empowerment advocate who is helping women to embrace their insecurities. Meg took to her blog and Instagram to share her first journey ...
Recipes for Self Love
Intersectional artist Alison Rachel is an injustice disruptor. Out of a personal quest for mental health “recipes” and the ways women protect themselves from daily negativity, Alison launched her brain...
The Lean Machine
John and Leon are two incredibly in-shape English gentleman who are interested in one thing, and one thing only: to “help you on your health and fitness journey.” With workout videos for all, this YouT...
Wendy Sue Swanson
“Alexa, open flu doctor.” Seattle mom, celebrity pediatrician, podcaster, news contributor and digital influencer Wendy Sue Swanson is using media and her voice to help improve public safety. The activ...

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