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 Gaming

Remember being stuck on that one boss or level, and you just couldn’t figure out how to beat that part of the game. Thanks to the strength of the gaming community, normal folks like you and I can now watch some of the best gamers in the world play through parts of games we might find impossible. Plus, who doesn’t love hilarious color commentary, which is what many of these gamers provide.

If you're a video game maker or marketer looking for recognition for your use of social media to promote games enter the the Best in Games Shorty Award.
Airforceproud95
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of air travel that passengers don’t see while squeezed in a seat, snacking on a tiny bag of almonds. Well, thanks to Flight Simulator X player extraordinair...
Chad Wild Clay
Chad Wild Clay took his love of slicing digital fruits with a swipe of his thumb off the screen, becoming a fruit ninja IRL. When he isn’t testing real-life weapons from the latest video game to see wh...
DashieGames
If you have sensitive ears, consider yourself warned: Charlie Guzman is one of the loudest, funniest, most foul-mouthed gamers on YouTube. On his DashieGames channel, Charlie blows away video game bad ...
Fangs
It’s a common problem for millennials everywhere. You love playing FIFA, but you’re not as good as you want to be. No matter the pace or the formation, you just can’t seem to find the winning combinati...
Gaming Historian
As advances in technology speed up, things like video games become obsolete more quickly than ever, and it gets harder to keep track of their history, origins, and inspirations. Enter Norman Caruso. Ne...
ItsFunneh
Every day, Kat (aka Funneh) is hard at work not only playing video games, but also making them. Using the popular game creation platform Roblox, the Canadian gamer and her siblings—known as the KREW—pl...
MangoTango
MangoTango. Though the gamer typically posts videos of him playing Minecraft, he also uploads occasional IRL posts, usually messing around with his friends in a Minecraft-inspired challenge. The 20-yea...
PushingUpRoses
For the past seven years, Sarah Wilson has been better known to the YouTube community as PushingUpRoses. On her channel, the Chicago native posts both gameplay and commentary videos, using the platform...
Sylvibot
There are a lot of gamers on YouTube. There are also a lot of people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds on YouTube. Well, the gamer Sylvibot decided to combine the two. Despite joining YouTube more...
cybernova games
Hannah Noble, aka Cybernova, plays by her own rules. That’s because she uses the popular program Roblox to map out and build her very own online multiplayer games. Over the course of 2017, Cybernova fo...
iMAV3RIQ
He didn’t choose the savage life, the savage life chose him. Playing games like Madden NFL and NBA 2K, Dion Williams, aka iMAV3RIQ, gained nearly 250K new YouTube subscribers in 2017, pushing him close...
runJDrun
J.D. Witherspoon, son of character actor John Witherspoon, gained over 110K YouTube subscribers on his runJDrun channel in 2017, growing to 375K+ total. A gamer, stand-up comedian, voice actor, and dog...

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