13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Keep Good Going

We're looking for parents, coaches, and role models whose stories, tips, videos, and pics have inspired you to #KeepGoodGoing. They make us laugh, they make us cry, and they make us think. Let's give them thanks. This award is presented in partnership with New York Life.

Nominees will be given special consideration if they:

  • Share content across Vine, Instagram, Twitter and social media showing how they’re spending time with their family and acting as a mentor
  • Embed a campaign video to their Shorty Awards profile showing how they’re spending time with their family and how they’re great mentors
  • Are thought leaders in the parenting space
  • Fill out the Shorty Interview

In this category the 7 nominees with the most nominations will become finalists.


Elizabeth Norton
Elizabeth has had many opportunities to play her share of different roles.While her journeys have taken her to stage, writing, children party entertainment, and beyond, her finest casting role is one of being a mother and foster parent. Elizabeth Norton is never at a loss for words. She has had a dynamic life that has thrown her into many circums…
Everyone Is Gay
Everyone Is Gay works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) youth using a three-pronged approach: providing honest advice to these youth while keeping them laughing; talking to students across the country in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with parents …
Jen Vargas
Jen is 36 years young and lives in Orlando, Florida. By trade and education she is a Producer in the film and tv industry, but her heart also lies in volunteering and helping out in her community. While she's spent much of her life volunteering in Central Florida, Jen began using social media back in 2008 to spread her messages of goodwill and vol…
Meg V. Jones
Meg posted a video in hopes of inspiring people from all backgrounds and circumstances to follow their dreams and not let anything stand in the way. She explained her life story of trials, abuse, and hardships in hopes of reaching out to people and showing them anyone should follow their ambitions. Amazingly her video reached out to hundreds of pe…
Rock Christopher
Rock Christopher runs an inspirational feed that aims to promote enCOURAGEment #Quotes to Thrive & Love. When he isn't tweeting personal and business motivation, inspiration, & encouragements, he runs a personal agency that deals with brand, public relations, marketing, & social media services
Sarah Walton
Sarah Walton is co-founder and CEO of Better Way Moms, which was founded on Mother’s Day in 2009. Before Better Way Moms, she spent her 15-year career in small start-ups and large corporations. Her career has taken her from Los Angeles to pitch company products, to New York’s male-dominated boardrooms and venture capital funds. She has worked for …


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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

winners will be announced on Instagram this week. follow us to see who wins!