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 fol...
@fashionsecrets93
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 fe...
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...
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 s...
Captain Disillusion
Vlogging in his DIY superhero tracksuit and silver face-paint mask, Alan Melikdjanian aka “Captain Disillusion” and his YouTube channel with 80M+ views brings years of showmanship and filmmaking savvy ...
Coffee Dad
There’s a lot more to Coffee Dad than caffeine. The viral Twitter feed appears, at first glance, to be “just a dad who loves his coffee.” This simple feed with endearingly misused hashtags is for the j...
Crimes Against Shoemanity
A shoe fanatic with a “personal vendetta against ‘ugly,’” Crimes Against Shoemanity is exposing the world’s most heinous footwear. Feeling personally attacked by bad shoes, London creator Rebel Royale ...
EbayBae
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 fou...
Grand Illusions
Mechanical engineer turned “Tim the Toyman,” Timothy Rowett is regaling YouTube with the world’s most unique toys and optical illusions. Host of the channel sensation “Grand Illusions” with 240M+ views...
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 Reco...
SMG4
Masters of machinima, the Lerdwichugal brothers behind the Mario brothers in SuperMarioGlitchy4 are collecting fans and conquering worlds through their parody sensation. Their reimagined Mario worlds r...
Tyler Adams Dawson @tyleradamsdawson
YouTube’s endearing celebrity couple Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams have taken their relationship to new heights in 2018 with the arrival of a “baby.” The new battery-powered family member delivered by ...

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