Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Animal

Sure, humans have a lot to offer...but sometimes the best things in life come from those who aren’t people! These cuddly friends are killing it on social and we can’t help but want to snuggle them. Watch out, there will be chew toys on the teal carpet this year.

Finalists

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BigCatDerek
BigCatDerek social accounts feature Derek, a Texas man who runs an exotic animal sanctuary with a lot of “big cats" like lions and tigers. His prime video-editing skills make for great Vine and YouTube channels. Sometimes you’ll see him feeding baby tigers sipping from their bottles, while other times he’ll open the front door to a lama—you just n…
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Doug the Pug
A self-described “King of the Pop Culture," Doug the Pug is another #dogsofInstagram people are obsessed with. Like his name entails, Doug is a pug living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has widely popular Vine and Snapchat accounts, and even has a whole website of Doug the Pug merchandise with his likeness on it. In 2015, his recreation of Taylor Swi…
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Marnie
With nearly 2 million followers on Instagram, Marnie the Dog knows social media. She’s a 13-year-old shih-tzu who was adopted when she was 10 years old. She considers herself a lady and admittedly doesn’t like to be alone. She likes walking and parties, and pushes for others to adopt senior dogs. In 2015, she released the Marnie Pro app, which all…
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Marutaro
Japanese hedgehog Marutaro has its own blog, Instagram handle, and Vine account followed by thousands, where you can catch Marutaro snuggling up in a coffee mug or running around his family’s house, all equally as cute and worthy of internet praise. His anonymous owner often draws silly faces, which are then placed over Marutaro’s mouth to manufac…
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Trump Your Cat
When Donald Trump announced his run for presidency, the internet’s first reaction was #TrumpYourCat. Donald Purrump, aka @trumpyourcat, is a social media movement much like the real Donald’s campaigning. Four easy steps get you to #TrumpYourCat: brush your cat, form the hair you brushed into a toupee, place toupee on cat, share with @trumpyourcat.…

Nominees

Beanz Hart
“I belong to Mamrie Hart, but my heart belongs to dat stink life," says Beanz Hart on her Instagram profile. Another dog with a tongue sticking out, Beanz Hart is a sassy little “Chiwawa living in Mametown" (a joke on her owner’s name). Beanz is often chilling with other long-tongued dogs like her BFF Marnie the Dog. Mamrie Hart is a well-known comedian, wh…
Everything Goat
All goats, all of the time. @EverythingGoats is a popular Twitter handle featuring tweets, memes, GIFs, vines, and daily updates only about goats. If there is a goat pun, @EverythingGoats will tweet it. Whether they’re posting playful lyrics of popular songs changed to something about goats or videos of goats jumping around and bellowing with their awkward …
Remix
Remix the Dog is “the stylish bearded pupster" famous on Instagram. A miniature Schnauzer from Toronto, Canada, he’s often in thick-framed glasses and updating his blog content with whatever trendy item he’s into that day. He works with brands like Bark Box and Happy Socks, appearing in their ads and incorporating their products into his Instagram feed—his …
Tiny Hats on Cats
Adam Ellis from BuzzFeed is the man behind Tiny Hats on Cats, an Instagram account featuring Maxwell, a three-legged cat, and his sister Pepper wearing tiny paper hats. No matter the holiday or pop cultural events, these cats have hats for all occasions, including the Kentucky Derby, the anniversary of the release of Rhythm Nation, and the Renaissance Faire…
cat reviews
People on the internet love cats. One Vine account has users voicing reviews of their cats, much like one would for a runway model or a restaurant, or like a feline Yelp. Pointing out the obvious features of a cat and giving out generous 10/10 ratings caused this @catreviews Vine account to go viral, revined by the countless other cat-themed accounts to giv…
petstylistt
Everyone needs a good hair stylist… including your pet. @petstylistt is a groomer out of Moscow who gives his followers a behind-the-scenes look at life at a pet salon before, during, and after a cut. vines of slow-motion blowouts and scissor-cut pomeranian manes have been widely shared, but there are still unearthed treasures of wide-eyed shih-tzus and pun…