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 Journalist

This was perhaps one of the biggest year in recent memory for journalism. And in a world where people want to know what’s happening in real time, journalists from all walks of life take to social media to spread their stories.

Are you a news organization proud of your work on social? Enter to win the Best in News Shorty Award.
Amina Khan
Los Angeles Times science writer Amina Khan thinks that nature is the best teacher. She makes a solid case for it in her book Adapt: How Humans Are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a B...
Annie Karni
It’s not an easy job, but somebody’s gotta do it. As a White House reporter for Politico, Annie Karni has access and insight that much of the world can only dream about. With the Trump administration’s...
April D. Ryan
In 2017, the National Association of Black Journalists named April D. Ryan the "Journalist of the Year," and it’s easy to see why. The White House correspondent for AURN American Urban Radio Networks h...
Chris Geidner
Legal editor and Supreme Court correspondent for BuzzFeed, Chris Geidner covers many of the most controversial topics in America. The Ohio native came to prominence for his coverage of the “Don’t Ask, ...
Elle Reeve
In the aftermath of the racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, VA in August, many people were searching for some comprehension of what led to such a violent clash. Enter Elle Reeve—the brave, br...
Ellen McGirt
Fortune staff writer Ellen McGirt covers race and culture for the magazine, and has spent her 2017 spearheading their raceAhead newsletter, which “focuses on the experience of black, brown, Asian, and ...
Felipe Dana
Award-winning photographer Felipe Dana documents some of the most dangerous and dismal places on Earth. Working for the Associated Press, Felipe finds himself covering newsworthy locales and communitie...
Jason Concepcion
Every day, the lines that divide politics, pop culture, and sports become more blurred, with writers like The Ringer’s Jason Concepcion here to clarify the connections between all three. Better known t...
Jodi Kantor
2017 was a watershed year for the fight against sexual harassment. That’s due to the many brave women who came forward, and also to the journalists who gave them a platform to make their voices heard. ...
Joshua Topolsky
In the waning weeks of 2016, Joshua Topolsky launched the news site The Outline, with the belief that there is a “narrative happening in the world that's unseen, underreported, or dismissed altogether....
Michelle Ye Hee Lee
Over a decade ago, The Washington Post launched its column “The Fact Checker” in order to call out politicians spreading falsehoods. Over time, they began handing out Pinocchios, with the biggest lies ...
Ronan Farrow
Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow stepped out from the shadow of his famous family to deliver some of the most groundbreaking journalism in 2017. His November article for The New Yorker detailed the ...

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