Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The early entry deadline is on December 9th, 2021.

From the 7th Annual Shorty Awards BN Student presented by Barnes & Noble College

Social media has created an entirely new dimension to being a college student. The social web is a global quad for students to meet each other and learn about other universities near and far. Students can take their school pride global by using platforms like Twitter, Snapchat, Vine, Instagram and many others to show the world why they are proud to be a college student. They can also use it to create their own content and personal brand, showcasing their talents and skills.

The #BNStudent award, presented by Barnes & Noble College, will be awarded to the most social college student who most effectively uses social media to foster relationships with other students and build their personal brand.

In order to be eligible for this Shorty Award, students must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year institution with a Barnes & Noble College bookstore.

If you’re an educational brand looking for recognition for your use of social media enter the Best in Education Shorty Award.


She is a sophomore Marketing major at the University of Maryland. She is a passionate, creative, and strategic leader who brings innovation and enthusiasm. Wherever she is, she contributes to an overwhelming sense of community. She uses knowledge she has acquired to challenge the status quo and she is never afraid to ask questions if something doe…
Haley :]
My name is Haley Barnett! I am a student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University majoring in Communications. I have a Youtube channel where I talk about my silly life and everyone in it. I aspire to travel the world and leave a mark everywhere I go. I want to meet as many people as I possibly can and experience everything the world has to offer.…
Jewish Bro
Steven Kreimendahl is 22 and originally from the greater Boston area. His Twitter profile reads as follows: Judaism, Social Media, Ultimate Frisbee, Nativ 30, University of Colorado at Boulder Class of 2015, Alpha Epsilon Pi. Married to @harbandr.
L.E. Charles
Lauren, more commonly known as "L.E.", is a 19 year old from Celebration, FL. She’s a freshman Film & TV major at Boston University's College of Communication. Her passions are embodied by the quote- “there are only 2 things I love in this world: everybody and television." As an aspiring comedy writer, LE wants to use her platform to shed light…
Tatum Hartwig
Originally from Arizona, I moved across the country in pursuit of a degree in Communication Studies from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. During my time in college I have been a part of a Division I rowing team, a sorority, and a student-run venture accelerator. Professionally, I have worked at Wayfair and New Balance during my collegiate …
Ty Autry
Ty is an active electrical engineering student at Georgia Institute of Technology and a member of DramaTech Theatre, the oldest continuously running theatre in all of Georgia. In his free time, you can see him perform at local theatre's in the Atlanta area, spending late nights dancing with his roommate when they should be studying, or cooking a d…