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 Music

If music is the universal language, it makes sense why so many artists share their lives on social media. Whether Instagramming performances, Snapchatting backstage, or tweeting out where the after party is, musicians are using social media to communicate with their fans in ways other than their sounds and lyrics.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
Amine
Burgeoning hip-hop star Aminé has a name that is often mispronounced, but his sound is unmistakeable. The Portland, Oregon rapper broke through with his debut single “Caroline,” which peaked at #11 on ...
Cardi B
Summer 2017 belonged to Cardi B’s debut single “Bodak Yellow,” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has 320M+ YouTube views and counting. Her sharp-witted, off-the hook Instagram videos and...
Chloe x Halle
“Every little thing gonna be alright” when listening to the music of Chloe x Halle, and not just because—as their latest single is named—“I Say So.” The teenage sisters built up a formidable 800K+ YouT...
Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa is a record company’s dream. The British model and “dark pop” singer released her self-titled debut album in 2017, with the song New Rules garnering 650M+ YouTube views, and the single Be the ...
John Mayer
John Mayer the enjoyed a musical comeback in 2017, collaborating with comedian Dave Chappelle on live comedy shows, touring with members of the Grateful Dead in Dead & Company, and releasing his album ...
Kesha
It’s been over eight years since Kesha hit the pop scene with “TiK ToK,” but in 2017 she reintroduced herself to the world after years of ongoing legal wrangling with her abusive former producer Dr. Lu...
Khalid
In Khalid’s debut album American Dream, the soulful 19-year old singer looks forward to the next chapter of his life while reflecting on his youth in El Paso, TX. That album helped his popularity sprea...
Lil Dicky
Not many rappers aspire to be the “Larry David of rap,” but David Burd, aka Lil Dicky, raps about the often-overlooked hilarity in everyday life. A YouTube fixture ever since the video for his song “Ex...
Logic
With the release of his moving song “1-800-273-8255,” multi-talented rapper Logic did something more important than just hit the Billboard top 3—he wrote “the most important song” of his life. Its titl...
Phish
Seeing Phish for New Year’s Eve at Madison Square Garden is always a special event for fans, but in summer 2017 the jam band cooked up something even sweeter. Phish made MSG their home for 13 consecuti...
SZA
SZA has “Love Galore” for her fans, and when that single went platinum she took to Instagram to thank her 2.6M+ followers for changing her life. It was one of three singles from the 2017 album Ctrl nom...
Schoolboy Q
ScHoolboy Q had a hit in 2014 with “Man of the Year,” but his fashion statement at the 2017 Grammys should have people calling him “Father of the Year,” wearing a pink “girl power” hoodie while accompa...

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