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 Parenting/Family

For kids and parents alike, keeping a family together is a tough task. No two families look alike - they come in all shapes and sizes. Whether they’re family vloggers or child nutritionists - their content is some of the best of the year for families.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Family and Parenting Shorty Award.
Amanda Auer
Rooted in her devotion to family and faith, Amanda Auer “Basically micro-blogging [her] way through life,” offering an exclusive view into the world of her four little ones. While her feed has recently...
Beleaf in Fatherhood
An underground hip hop artist and spoken word poet by trade, Glen Henry became a stay at home dad in 2015 to raise his young sons Theophilus and Uriah and guide them through the world. Equal parts info...
Jamie and Nikki
Jamie and Nikki are a “young, fun, and very in love couple,” whose rise to social media stardom largely came by accident. In a September interview with the Daily Mail Australia, Jamie said that it all ...
JesssFam
JesssFam has been delighting her audience since the early days of YouTube, when she started posting videos as a way to document her first pregnancy. Now nine years, 280M+ video views and 850K+ follower...
KKandbabyJ
Few vloggers give a more real and in-depth look into their lives than Keren, Khoa and their three children, stars of KKandbabyJ on YouTube. Their channel features daily videos displaying behind the sce...
Kids Eat in Color
Nearly every parent will attest to the difficulty they have getting their little ones to eat healthy. That’s why Jennifer a.k.a. Kids Eat in Color on Instagram decided to bring her knowledge as a regis...
Life with Micah
When Micah was three months old, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. His mom, actress and model Amanda Booth, says she didn’t plan on starting an advocacy account at first, posting photos of her littl...
Mel and Shane
Mel and Shane are a military family with nine years of marriage under their belts and two adorable boys, Luca and Julian. Delighting their audience of nearly 300K subscribers weekly on YouTube and anot...
The Bafana Family
The Bafana family channel is home to endless YouTube videos featuring pranks, challenges, more pranks, and other family-friendly vlog content that highlights their uniquely entertaining kids, Neveah an...
averageparentproblems
Ilana Wiles is the force behind Mommy Shorts, a blog and Instagram page that satirically documents the fun and trying aspects of parenting. Her Instagram account showcases little hilarities and moments...
father_of_daughters
Simon Hooper is, by all accounts, “forever outnumbered” in his family. This Instagram star is the father of four daughters, whose life and experiences are documented on his Instagram, Facebook and Twit...
th3littlestavenger
Few Instagram moms break it down to the true reality of parenting than Hayley Garnett, as the goes through life with her twin girls and “a rad toddler dude.” A big part of Hayley’s message in 2018 has ...

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