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.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Weird

What can we say about the illustrious “weird" Shorty Award? No, really what can we say? This Shorty is for those out there who are the best Tweeters, Instagrammers, bloggers, Facebook posters, and snappers who... are just so darn weird you can’t help but love them!


Amy Sedaris
Amy Sedaris has been a staple of the weird comedy scene since her cult show Strangers With Candy. Since then, she’s released comedic craft books, voiced the Hollywood agent (also pink cat) Princess Carolyn on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, and appeared on Going Deep with David Rees (in which she elaborates on a very intense and vaguely NSFW bunny-pe...
Carrot Facts
Parody Twitter accounts full of false facts about mundane objects are a dime a dozen these days, but what makes Carrot Facts so unique is that the more you read, the more a character shines through—a sad little man with a compulsive aversion to spell check, who is still deeply in love with his ex Megan. Most of the time, he seems genuinely conce...
How To Basic
The unseen and unspeaking Australian YouTube creator responsible for the channel How To Basic could teach us all a lesson in paying attention, as the common tutorial titles of his videos—“How To Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew" or “How To Make Iced Coffee"—make it seem like they’re legit, but quickly devolve into a first-person experience...
Megan Amram
First a denizen of Twitter, then a staff writer for NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Megan Amram continued her tradition of bizarre, feminist-positive, nerdy weirdness with a comedic book, Science… For Her!, and then a science talk show web series for Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Labeled “Cosmo’s take on Cosmos," Experimenting with Megan Amram has Mega...
wolf pupy
Imagine if Mitch Hedburg were reincarnated as a cave-dwelling, baby wolf that had Twitter. With 160k followers, Wolf Pupy has mastered non-sequitur one-liners, subversive societal commentary, and borderline cute -isms that turn morbid very fast. The daily stream of tweets range from adorable to disturbing, like “howling at the moon is as big a p...


Baby's names
Twitter feed Baby’s Names is exactly what you think, but exaggerated to the highest degree. With an innocuous, child-friendly design, the feed and its corresponding Facebook page give out a new and terrible possible baby name nearly every day, including, “Coroner’s Oatmeal, “Mucus Clues," “War Rat," “Sword Throat," and simply “Bread." The feed is clearly ...
Cole Hersch
Cole Hersch is known for his weird Vines, both from his personal account and from his character Cornib Bleau. Cornib is a wildly out of touch internet personality whose bedroom is decorated with a single poster for the movie The Notebook. He records intimate moments and intentional bloopers and can’t seem to pronounce his own name, let alone get the punch...
Samir Mezrahi
The social media director of BuzzFeed, Samir Mezrahi will show the 11 best times Steve Buscemi had Steve Buscemi eyes, give you a quiz on whether or not you’re pizza rat, and make you wonder at 10 ducks with human lips. In 2014, the Wall Street Journal discussed the ripple effect BuzzFeed has had on all of journalism, with Samir at the epicenter of this s...
Simply Sylvio
The Vine work of Simply Sylvio, who says he’s “just an ordinary gorilla trying to live a simple life," is anything but simple. With no speaking lines and only actions to convey the story or his emotions—difficult, as Sylvio, aka Albert Birney, is in a gorilla costume—he has been called “Vine’s first avant-garde gorilla" by Mashable. In 2015, Albert decide...
Tig Notaro
Tig Notaro is a comedian and actor who appeared on shows like The Sarah Silverman Program before breaking out with a brutally honest stand-up set following her mother’s death and her own cancer diagnosis. Since then, her Netflix documentary/autobiography Tig premiered at Sundance, and her Amazon pilot, One Mississippi (co-produced by Louis CK and co-writt...
Valium Village
Valium Village is a Vine account from reality TV editor Michael Bellizzi. Michael takes snippets of bizarre English language-learning videos and sex-ed tapes from the ’80s and early ’90s, edited into six-second stories seemingly ripped right from after-school specials. In that style, the vines are surreal—low-budget camerawork, awkward acting, odd non-seq...

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