13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications. The early deadline is on December 3rd, 2020.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards 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.


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 informative, inspiring, and adorable, Glen uses his flawless comedic timing and magnetic personality to connect with 150K+ followers on YouTube, on the …
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 when he was searching for creative wedding proposals on YouTube. “My friend filmed it and we uploaded it to YouTube to share with the family.” Now, …
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 scenes looks at what being a mom is all about, diving into topics like the reality of bedtime stretches and postpartum experiences. These glimpses into…
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 registered dietitian to social media. Her account offers valuable insights for moms looking to get their picky kids to eat veggies. Simple, beautifully l…
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 Twitter accounts, with nearly 1M combined followers. This proud dad lends a little humor to the everyday experiences of raising four young girls, teachi…


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 been filled with adorable uploads and nothing but smiles, Amanda’s family first gained buzz when, in the fall, Amanda’s daughter Rowen became ill with severe…
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 little angel on her own instagram for friends and family. Almost immediately, he became a social media sensation, leading to the launch of his own account, managed…
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 another 35K+ Instagram followers, the couple documents their day to day experiences with a charming sense of humor. This year, they were excited to finalize the a…
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 and Jordan. In less than two years, the Bafanas have racked up more than 50M views and accumulated a following 270K+ subscribers. This fall, Marv returned to Zi…
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 all parents can relate to, posting captions like, “Siblings are just another word for accomplices.” No child is safe from her memes, not even her own childre…
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 drawn from her experience birthing twins, both the excitement and love that comes with that experience and the physical ramifications that often are stigmatiz…

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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

the 13th annual shorty awards for brands and organizations is open for entries! Regular deadline is on February 6th, 2021