10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The late entry deadline is February 22, 2018

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.

Best in Art

No longer do artists have to be in a museum to have their work seen by the masses. Artists from all over now post their work on Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and a slew of other apps. Whatever their craft, be it drawing, painting, photography or something entirely different, these 12 artists proved that they have world class talent.
Alexa Meade
Alexa Meade has expanded the idea of what a canvas can do, making “real live humans and 3D spaces look like a 2D painting.” The mesmerizing technique she created in 2009 has been thrilling people at ar...
Blake Kathryn
Blake Kathryn took her experience growing up in “the surreal state of Florida” and combined it with her love of anime and her skill as a 3D designer to create a style that is perfectly her own. Her rai...
Charlotte Love
You might say that Charlotte Love loves to animate inanimate objects, bringing foods, leaves, household objects, and more to life by adding eyes, lips, props, and whatever else will give them a colorfu...
Chris Hong
There is an old-fashioned, storybook feel to Chris Hong’s watercolor and gouache illustrations that’s as refreshing as her honesty about the process of creating them. After building an Instagram follow...
Dan Hogman
There are not many architects who can claim over 50K views on YouTube, 60K likes on Facebook, 100K followers on Instagram, and 300K Twitter fans, but @DanHogman has accomplished just that. The architec...
Hanksy NYC
You don’t have to “grow up” to mature as an artist, especially if you become an overnight sensation—like Hanksy did with one hilarious and brilliant Banksy spoof in 2011. In the years since, Hanksy put...
Jon Burgerman
Jon Burgerman raises doodling to a higher art form, with his colorful and wacky creations appearing everywhere from gallery walls to soda cans to ads for brands like Coca-Cola and Nike. For years, the ...
Nick Misani
A self-proclaimed “minimalist obsessed with ornament,” graphic designer Nick Misani shows his love of historical letterforms in his retro, art deco-inspired typography. His painstakingly drawn, digital...
Penelope Gazin
Penelope Gazin didn’t set out to make a feminist point when she founded Witchsy.com, the “curated marketplace for artists,” but she and partner Kate Dwyer did it anyway. While getting the site off the ...
Toyin Ojih Odutola
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, “To Wander Determined,” opened in October 2017, and showcases the Nigerian-American artist’s layered and emotionally powerful...
Vashti Harrison
Filmmaker and illustrator Vashti Harrison can now add another title to her resume: author. Respected for various projects focused on Caribbean heritage and folklore, in December 2017 she released her f...
Web Comic Name
When you hear someone say “oh no,” your first reaction is usually not to laugh. But in cartoonist Alex Norris’s webcomics, “oh no” is often the wry punchline to jokes that reflect the sad realities of ...

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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

final Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18