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 Travel

Between finding time and high prices, it can be hard to travel to some of the most interesting places in the world. For those who wish they could travel the globe but can’t, these nominees have explored some of the world’s most fascinating places, letting their audience tag along for the ride.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition in this space, you can enter the Travel & Tourism category in our brand competition.

Nominees

@hopscotchtheglobe
Travel and lifestyle influencers Kristen Sarah and Siya Zarrabi are fostering their YouTube channel as a means to educate and inspire fellow travelers. Their unique coupling of global explorations met with tiny house/RV minimalist living offers progressive lifestyle alternatives for a wanderlust generation. With ongoing series on food porn, destination gu...
@im_nicolemarie
Outdoor adventurist and Merrell brand ambassador Nicole Brown is helping to empower women through hiking and recreation. Diagnosed at young age with lupus and a rare progressive anemia, Nicole vowed to live her life outside of the illness. Nicole’s liberating travels inspired her to empower others through camaraderie, storytelling and nature. Fostering th...
@jamesrelfdyer
Traversing 20 countries in 18 months, photographer and blogger James Relf-Dyer has been capturing the continents and became a social media star on the way. Documenting his travels via his blog and social channels, the London-based visual storyteller blends iconic dreamscape photography with travelogue prose. James has captured landscapes from all over the...
@oneikatraveller
From teacher abroad to Travel Channel host, Jamaican-Canadian Oneida Raymond is a self-made celebrity. Oneika’s unique background as a writer, educator and seasoned global traveler who quickly amassed a formidable 70K+ following on her Instagram. Seeking to “demystify travel for oft-marginalized groups in a disarming manner” Oneika maintains a dedicated “...
@onestep4ward
Johnny Ward is a true rags to riches story, as a digital nomad that went from broke to blogging millionaire by visiting “every country in the world.” His CNN-described “millionaire-on-the-go” succes met with an artistic eye, Johnny invites his 100K+ Instagram and 110K+ Facebook following along on his blogged and photo-captured travels. From digital entrep...
@rayawashere
Travel and lifestyle vlogger Raya Encheva lived a fully nomadic life for four years with only carry-on belongings. The Bulgarian-born adventurer has been documenting her way across the globe, amassing unforgettable experiences and an Instagram following of 195K+. Raya’s candor about adventure’s imperfections is met with personal insecurity reflections, se...

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 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.