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 Education

Knowing that social media can be the best way to get a message across to people all over the world, these nominees used that power to educate their audiences. Whether it’s traditional science lessons or financial planning, random facts or how to build a fire with sticks, these creators showed an extraordinary ability to educate and entertain.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best In Education for Brands & Organizations.
Angela Duckworth
Theories about the best way to educate our youth have always been hotly debated, and psychologist Angela Duckworth is a leading figure in the current discussion. The New York Times claims that Angela, ...
CrashCourse
Started by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green and his brother Hank, YouTube’s CrashCrouse channel gives nearly 7M subscribers a series of informative videos on philosophy, physics, history, game ...
Henry Reich
Whether it’s through MinutePhysics or MinuteEarth, Henry Reich is trying to get people excited about learning. Using YouTube to teach millions of people around the world about science or our awesome pl...
Joe Hanson
No, Dr. Joe Hanson is not actually a LEGO man. But he is actually a doctor. Creator of the blog and YouTube series It’s Ok To Be Smart, Dr. Joe uploads new videos each week for 1.7M+ YouTube subscriber...
Leland Melvin
Just because he’s retired as an astronaut doesn’t mean Leland Melvin has stopped exploring. The only person ever to play in the NFL and also fly in outer space, Leland spent over 565 hours of his life ...
Meet Arnold
What better way is there to teach kids biology, physics, chemistry, and other science lessons than by repeatedly killing a little animated man named Arnold? Starting in August of 2017, the Meet Arnold ...
Physics Fun
Most people don’t think of putting the words “physics” and “fun” next to each other, but Dr. Raymond Hall, determined to prove the Physics haters wrong, created @physicsfun to show that science can be ...
Primitive Technology
You know in the movies when characters get stranded on islands and start fires with sticks? Or history lessons about people that lived in mud huts? Well, thanks to John Plant and his Primitive Technolo...
The Financial Diet
Blogging about her budget since 2014, Chelsea Fagan teamed up with Lauren Ver Hage to launch The Financial Diet in 2014. Since then, the website and YouTube channel have become vital tools for people w...
The School of Life
The School of Life entertains and educates 3M+ YouTube subscribers with videos exploring subjects like “Why We Eat Too Much,” “How To Recount Your Dreams,” and even “How To Seduce Someone With Confiden...
Tom Scott
Tom Scott says he makes things despite knowing “they will probably come back to haunt me in a few years’ time.” In his web series Things You Might Not Know, Amazing Places and Built for Science, the Lo...
Upulie Divisekera
A molecular biologist by trade, the self-proclaimed “Dinosaur Evangelist” Upulie Divisekera entertained nearly 25K Twitter followers by tweeting about everything from science to pop culture in 2017. Re...

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