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.
@brandonmjordan
Initially launching YouTube channel “Jiggin’ With Jordan” as a class project, avid fisherman and treasure hunter Brandon Jordan has netted social media stardom. From college cheerleader to globetrekkin...
@cupoftj
TJ Lee “make[s] videos and eat a lot,” feasting her way across the globe. From sushi donuts and $24K gold chicken wings in NY TJ is virtually serving up sensations to “adventurers with a big appetite.”...
@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 ...
@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...
@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 soci...
@lostleblanc
Christian LeBlanc wants you to help him “get lost.” Trading corporate life for wanderlust, the daily travel vlogger behind Lost LeBlanc has jet set his way into his dream job. Exploring some of the mos...
@marisahampe
“I got 99 bikinis but I can’t choose one.” Adventurer Marisa Hampe is a “girl of the sea,” and a Berlin-based blogger that has captivated the internet with fluid and fairytale-inspired visual storytell...
@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 ...
@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 me...
@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 ...
@spiritedpursuit
Noticing Africa’s “lack of accurate representation” in the travel and tourism communities, Cameroonian-American travel star Lee Litumbe is leading the charge for more Africans to tell Africa’s story. Q...
Sailing La Vagabonde
Australian couple Riley Whitelum and Elayna Carausu go wherever the wind takes them, as they traverse the globe via sailboat. Despite their phenom status, the duo began their water world adventure with...

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