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.

Storyteller of the Year

Stories, whether they’re being shared on Snapchat or Instagram or streaming on Twitter, are becoming a major player in the digital sphere. These nominees are using their platforms to engage with their followers on a day-to-day basis. Whether they’re seeing them on set, or traveling across the world, or making dinner - they’re sharing their lives in real time.

If you’re a brand or agency doing incredible work in this space, consider entering our Best use of Ephemeral Video category.
Aminatou Sow
Aminatou Sow has had quite the exciting life, being born in Guinea and growing up in Nigeria, Belgium, and France as the daughter in a diplomatic family. She is now a businesswoman who works tirelessly...
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is one of the most popular entertainers on the planet. With 140M+ Instagram and 60M+ Twitter followers, Ariana has mastered just about every single social media platform. On her world tra...
Armie Hammer
According to Armie Hammer, ““Our social personality is a creation of the minds of others...” Well, 1M+ people have decided they love the actor originally from California, tuning in to Armie’s life off ...
Caroline Calloway
Virginia-born Instagram personality has made quite the name for herself with an aesthetically beautiful and uniquely open and honest feed. Caroline racked up an Instagram following of 830K+, uploading ...
Diet Prada
So much attention is paid to the articles of clothing in high-end fashion that wow’s the critics and turns heads on the runway that it can be hard to find the wardrobe items that completely miss the ma...
Eva Gutowski
Brea, CA’s Eva Gutowski is one of the biggest social media stars on the planet, earning massive followings on nearly every social media platform. With 6M+ on Instagram, another 5M+ on Twitter, and a wh...
Hilary Duff
Former Disney star Hilary Duff started off 2018 with a bang, announcing her return to designing fashion for the first time in nine years. She followed that momentum onto the set of upcoming filmThe Hau...
Jonathan Van Ness
Try watching Jonathan Van Ness and not letting his radiantly positive vibes bring a smile to your face. With a Twitter following of 530K+ and nearly 3M more on Instagram, Queer Eye breakout sensation J...
Jovan Hill
It all started with a simple Periscope stream, a long, stream-of-conscience rant in which Jovan Hill, a 25 year old college dropout began begging random people on the app for $7,000. Believe it or not,...
Lili Reinhart
What can’t Lili Reinhart do well? In addition to showing off her incredible acting skills as one of the leads in hit show Riverdale, the Cleveland-born actress has taken the social media world by storm...
Niecy Nash
Comedian, model, actress, and producer Niecy Nash is as big of a star on social media as she is in television and film. Now portraying lead character Desna Simms on TNT’s hit show Claws, Niecey announc...
Wells Adams
Since breaking out from behind the bar on last year’s season of Bachelor in Paradise, Wells Adams has been making headlines with one of the most adorable Instagram accounts out there. The “Radio talker...

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