11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

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.

From the 7th Annual Shorty Awards DIY

Calling all real life MacGyvers’ out there! Would you crush an Iron Chef like competition between crafters? Do you use social media site such as Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram, and Facebook to share tips and advice for others to make great inventions out of raw materials? The winner of the #DIY Shorty Award will be a someone who finds DIY projects fascinating, enjoys learning and loves sharing what they can do. Nominate who you think should win the #DIY Shorty Award now!

This category will have 7 finalists. These include 3 with the most nominations from the public, 3 chosen by the Shorty Awards Nominating Board made up of professional journalists from around the world, and 1 Wildcard Finalist. See our rules page for more info.


Bob Vila
Food Hacks
Geoffrey Taft
Geoffrey Taft is most notably known for his role on the Reality TV series Rowhouse Showdown. It was during this intense competition series that Geoffrey was able to showcase he and his partners Design and DIY talents on a national platform. Geoffrey was first introduced to real estate through his role at a nationally acclaimed publishing house. ...
Josh Altman
Joshua Altman - DIY designer from A&E's Rowhouse Showdown. As we watched all season long Joshua is a huge personality with ambition and drive like no other. Josh Altman demonstrated his passion for DIY on the 2014 season of Rowhouse Showdown! His designs won the series grand prize and is now in development on a spin off series. More great DIY to...
Simply Organized
Looking for the ultimate female MacGyver? Look no further than Samantha - the 40 year old behind Simply Organized, a self-started professional organization business & popular blog. Samantha (or Sam as she prefers) grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the College of Notre Dame with a degree in Human Services/Counseling. She always had the ...
Sweet Paul Magazine
Paul “Sweet Paul" Lowe is guided by his grandmother, Mormor’s, motto: “fullkommenhet er kjedelig" -- “perfection is boring". Born in Oslo, his Mormor and Great Auntie Gunnvor instilled in him a love for cooking and crafting that carried over to his career in New York as a food and props stylist, and eventually the creative guru behind the quarte...


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, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City