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 Meme/Parody Account

We are lucky to be alive during the golden age of memes. It’s undeniable - they’re everywhere. These creators are responsible for that. These meme/parody accounts have created some of the most viral and shared content this year.

If you’re a brand contributing to meme culture, consider entering your work in the Best use of a meme category.
@itsanimatedtext
Out of a desirous rebellion in art school to create “something really, really ugly,” graphic designer and social media producer Cat Frazier turned to the GeoCities graphic styles of her youth for inspi...
@kalesalad
Samir Mezrahi is making the cyber-world better one tweet at a time. The man behind the meme-sharing sensation @kalesalad is helping content creators to reclaim their credit, calling upon Twitter’s sear...
@menotgivingafuck
On days when you’re simply over it, this Instagram viral sensation has your back. In a hilarious and too true blend of daily troubles and feels wrapped into one gram, the “classy, sassy and a bit smart...
@nihilist_arbys
Say that all at once you discovered there was no God, no Santa Claus and no hope for civilization at the exact moment you bite into a juicy Arby’s sandwich. That, in a nutshell, characterizes the viral...
@pixelatedboat
Cartoonist and writer Ben Ward launched a career off a Milkshake Duck’s back. Known for his absurdist political and pop-infused Twitter parodies subsequently fostered a cultural metaphor and new additi...
@renaissance__man
Proving that a Renaissance Man can have a bawdy side, David III is a rising Instagram star, saturating the network with incredible memes. Often employing pop-retro visuals, classic movie posters and Am...
@sadtopographies
Giving you “somewhere to go, when you’re feeling low,” the Instagram account literally offers fans roads to recovery by showing the world’s most depressing place names. Setting out to “spread sadness w...
@seinfeld2000
What would it be like if Seinfeld were still on tv? It’s this question that was at Jason Richards' heart when he created the vastly popular multi-platform parody. Reimagining Seinfeld through today’s p...
@tank.sinatra
An OG of the social meme repost craze, George Resch is now a prolific content creator of his own. His Insta-famous account, a marriage of viral memes and comedic quips stemming from his self-proclaimed...
@teenagestepdad
With dusty neon and retro-stylized imagery looking like it was lifted from an 80s metal lunchbox, this hysterical meme sensation is an embodiment of our mash-up media world. Fueled by vintage Camel cig...
@thesamepictureofchrispratt_
“It’s a meme page, it’s a page that brightens people’s days, it’s everything and nothing, the door between now and then. It is... Chris Pratt Daily,” this page is a viral sensation consisting of one in...
@uglydesign
Featuring “only the crème de la crème,” this anti-design account sources and reposts all bad art, furniture, clothes, accessories and designs found on the interwebs. Created out of an ugly design compe...

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