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 Weird

Listen, there’s a lot of weird stuff on the internet. And sometimes, those people deserve to be celebrated for their contributions to society. These are the best, the brightest, the weirdest accounts of the year.


4d3d3d3 Engaged
According to 4d3d3d Engaged, “Memes have ascended to the third dimension.” Featuring viral memes transformed into interactive mouse-over 3D experiences, this account is providing its 500K+ Facebook followers an addictive and dizzying procrastination tool. From 3D transformations of vintage comic strips and Grumpy Cat to multidimensional Bob Ross with a su...
Look no further than LA stylist Keely Murphy for your personal Amazon shopper. Keely is bringing a wardrobe of trend-curated fashion to online shoppers via Amazon inventory. From urban bling to goth fetish, Keely’s product-linked Instagram with 20K+ followers and FashionSecrets93.com will set you up with everyday to Coachella-worthy ensembles. Showcasing ...
Ballpoint Papi @Tw1tterPicasso
Drawing since he was “zero years old,” Kevin Park aka “Picasso Baby” aka “Ballpoint Papi” is being heralded by some critics as “the greatest artist of his generation.” Launching his art on social media in 2006, Kevin’s tongue-in-cheek deranged and childlike caricatures of celebrities from Nicki Minaj to Jake Paul have now amassed a fanbase of 250K+ across...
Bird Graveyard
Described by Vice in 2018 as “an entire Instagram account devoted to destroying rideshare scooters,” this channel has risen to prominence documenting a traffic solution gone wrong. Abandoned dockless scooters have become increasingly strewn about on city streets, fostering tripping hazards and backlash by residents. Taking to social in activist solidarity...
With an affinity for the bizarre, Tae In Ahn is Ebay’s star curator. Uniquely qualified to navigate the marketplace giant’s eccentricities, Tae has fostered an Instagram sensation from things she’s found on Ebay. Rapidly catching the attention of social media as “fashion’s favorite Instagram Ebay account,” exposing audiences to the unimaginable Mona Lisa ...
Mickey Avalon
A early celebrity in the social media-launched music realm, Mickey Avalon’s internet-grown phenom has finally secured him a platinum record. Launching his career via social networking site Myspace Records back in 2006, Mickey’s “My Dick” viral single finally went platinum in 2018 after years of having a passionate cult following. Evolving from MySpace to ...

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.