THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Sports

Sports are a cornerstone of society; every culture has a favorite sport. As new athletes enter different arenas each year, social media becomes an increasing part of how these stars connect with their fans. Whether it’s sharing their latest workout, an in-game pic, or an off-field project, these athletes are logged on for their fans.

If you’ve worked with a great athlete for a social media project enter the Best Use of Social Media for Sports Shorty Award.

Nominees

finalist
Adam Rippon
The Scranton-native gracefully slid into the hearts of the millions of people who tuned in for the …
winner
Aly Raisman
The two time Olympian initially made her mark as one of the world’s best gymnasts, but recently has…
David Ortiz
Throughout his 20 year MLB career, David “Big Papi” Ortiz was one of the most beloved players. Afte…
Joel Embiid
Fans of the Philadelphia 76ers trusted the process and the result of that long, sometimes painful e…
finalist
JuJu Smith-Schuster
JuJu Smith-Schuster proved the success of his rookie season was more than beginner’s luck as the NF…
Mo'ne Davis
2014 Little League World Series breakout star Mon’e Davis was back in 2018, continuing to impress t…
finalist
Naomi Osaka
Despite her candid, shy and funny personality off the court, Japan’s Naomi Osaka is one of the most…
Pat McAfee
Few positions get less recognition in professional football than the punter. But if there were more…
Saina Nehwal
One of the world’s fiercest badminton athletes, few have been able to dominate social media and the…
Shaquem Griffin
The Seattle Seahawks shocked the football world in 2018 when they chose Shaquem Griffin in the 5th …
finalist
Shawn Johnson East
Shawn Johnson East has had quite the second career. Despite facing injuries that forced an early re…
finalist
Shib Sibs
Few figure skaters capture the world’s heart like the Alex and Maia Shibutani, the duo from Boston …