11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is February 7th, 2019.

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 9th Annual Shorty Awards Food

Whether they are master chefs or the foodies who love them, all of these nominees have made our mouths water with Instagram shots, YouTube videos, Snapchat stories, and so much more. If food is the way to our hearts, then these are the people we fell for this year.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Food and Beverage Shorty Award.


Brothers Green
Honing their cooking skills at an early age, brothers Josh and Mike Greenfield, aka @BrothersGreen (or @BrothersGreenBK on Twitter), teach cooking for the common cook, the hungry stoner, the fast-food fanatic, and anyone looking for fun and simplicity in food preparation. With Snapchat stories, Instagram food porn, and 50M+ Brothers Green Eats Y...
Olga Noskova
Pastry artist Olga Noskova has the eyes of the internet glazed over with cake envy. The Russian confectioner’s iconic “mirror cakes”—reminiscent of precious stones—captured the internet’s attention in May 2016 when Bored Panda and BuzzFeed shared the luxurious confections she had featured on Instagram. Overnight, Olga and her cakes went viral, c...
Enticing the world with her icing perfection, world-renowned cookie decorator Amber Spiegel pipes filigree with vintage flair for millions of viewers. Met with enormous online success following her YouTube, blog, and social media video decorating tutorials, Amber ditched cookie retail in favor of online vlogging. Now with over 60M YouTube channe...
The Domestic Geek
Toronto-based home cook, lifestyle guru, and motivational speaker Sara Lynn Cauchon dishes up “tips, tricks and shortcuts for making your life easier.” The Diva On A Dime, Steven and Chris, and HGTV television personality with popular blog TheDomesticGeek.com and e-book series has expanded her celebrity to the world of YouTube with “The Domestic...
Wright Kitchen
Seattle-based photographer and food stylist Brittany Wright glorifies fruit and vegetables. Inspiring with vibrant rainbow images of food, Brittany’s iconic #foodgradients Instagram photo series showcases the beauty, colors, patterns, and shapes of everyday ingredients. Her food artistry gone viral, Brittany has quickly amassed over 180K Instagr...


Breakfast Criminals
Ksenia Avdulova is inspiring the world, “one açaí bowl at a time.” From initial beginnings re-creating the Hawaiian-influenced superfood bowls in her SoHo apartment, Ksenia’s spirited natural breakfast ideas and healthy lifestyle tips featured on BreakfastCriminals.com have earned her a global following and high-profile collaborations, including recipes f...
Dave Hagerman
Asia-based veteran photographer Dave Hagerman immortalizes food. With work showcased in esteemed publications like Saveur, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lucky Peach, and in his upcoming cookbook Istanbul and Beyond, Dave also keeps the internet drooling over his indulgent #eattheworld and #cameraeatsfirst posts and photo journals of global ...
Lady and Pups
With a personal food therapy blog gone global, dog-lover and culinary adventurer Mandy Lee has channeled anger over her relocation to Beijing into cooking joy. With comically cynical prose, striking photography, dramatic fusion flare, and relatable food “flops,” LadyandPups.com has caught the attention and praise of top industry players, including Yahoo S...
Marcus Samuelsson
James Beard award-winning restaurateur, celebrity chef, writer, and television personality Marcus Samuelsson dishes up personal adventure beside his food creations. With hundreds of thousands of followers across his many @marcuscooks social media feeds, the Chopped judge and chef/owner of Red Rooster, Ginny's, and Street Food keeps his fans well-fed with ...
Rene Redzepi
After 12 years, Nordic restaurateur, author, and internationally acclaimed chef René Redzepi is now able to realize the restaurant he’s been working towards. A leader in the foraging movement, René is closing world-renowned restaurant Noma at the end of 2016 in favor of a Copenhagen-based dynamic urban farm. Keeping foodies apprised via the noma.dk blog a...
Symmetry Breakfast
Michael Zee has made a career out of cooking breakfast for his partner. The UK-based #CookLoveShare chef launched into online celebrity through his iconic Instagram photographs, featuring symmetrically laid out meals—one for Michael and one for his partner Mark. Profiled by The Guardian, and described by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver as “serious breakfast i...

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 Regular Entry Deadline is February 7th, 2019