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.

Tik Toker of the Year

TikTok is quickly becoming the most popular new platform on the small screen. These twelve creators have had a massive year, gaining major popularity. From sketch comedy to dancing to just being a cat, these 12 names have stood out above the rest for their great work.

If you’re a agency, or brand looking for recognition for a TikTok partnership consider entering for Best Influencer & Celebrity TikTok Campaign.
Ari Fararooy
Ari Fararooy has made quite the name for himself on the internet through his trippy, insanely creative stop motion videos. Having first received a camera for his 20th birthday, Ari is totally self taug...
Austin and Gabby
What happens when two adorable teenagers with social media starpower begin dating? The answer is they create adorable content together, uploading funny videos to their TikTok page. Taking the platform ...
Awez Darbar
The 25 year old dancer from Mumbai, India has taken the TikTok world by story by moving and grooving his way across the internet. Owner and creator of the dance studio Ace Production, Awez Darbar and h...
Billy Mann
Comedian, model, creator and adventurer Billy Mann has established himself among the TikTok elite through his hilarious and quirky sketch videos. Formerly training as a professional halfpipe skier, Bil...
Dominic Toliver
Houston, TX native Dominic Toliver has proved time and time again that he is the king of short form, online comedy. First building an audience on the now-defunct Vine, Dominic and his unique brand of e...
Drea Knows Best
If it’s relatable comedy one is looking for, than Drea German, aka Drea Knows Best, is the ideal account. Following her motto of “Why fit in? You were born to stand out,” the recent Penn State graduate...
Jesse La Flair
Few stuntmen have been as big and popular as Jesse La Flair, as the professional freerunner and parkour artist displays his athleticism on social media for the world to see. Jesse started off his 2018 ...
Kailey Maurer
Kailey Maurer’s internet popularity initially grew from her part in the dance-duo The Acrobots, but since has taken her celebrity to new levels. With 1M+ fans on TikTok, the California-native has found...
Katja Glieson
There isn’t much that Australian recording artist Katja Glieson can’t do. Heading into 2018 year riding the momentum from her song and viral music video “Come Thru,” Katja continued to dive deeper and ...
LeeThe4th
His name across social media accounts may be LeeThe4th, but his content on TikTok is certainly second to none. An immensely talented dancer, basketball player and comedian, Lee McCall can do just about...
Nala the cat
Nala Cat is an 8 year old Siamese/Tabby-mix who was rescued from a shelter at the young age of five months old. Now 8 years old, Nala is a Guinness World Record for most popular cat on Instagram with n...
Nathan Piland
Nathan Piland “make[s] rap music to process things I go through,” making TikTok the perfect platform for his work. A bonafide TikTok star, Nathan has earned a fanbase of nearly 2M on the platform, and ...

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