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 Sports

Sports, and the athletes that play them, dominate headlines day in and day out. As new classes enter their respective sports every year, social media becomes an increasing part of how athletes and teams connect with their fans. Whether it’s posting a gym selfie, a post-game pic, or an entirely different project, these 12 nominees fill their fans appetites with uploads and updates.

If you’ve worked with a great athlete for a social media project enter the Best Use of Social Media for Sports Shorty Award.
Brooke Ence
The rise of CrossFit has brought the world Brooke Ence. A frequent top finisher at the annual CrossFit Games, Brooke has gained 850K+ followers on Instagram posting pictures and videos of her life as a...
Donald De La Haye
Of all the players on a football team, a kicker usually has to do something heroic or horrible to grab headlines. But fans might regard what University of Central Florida kicker Donald De La Haye did a...
Hilary Knight
Every league has the one legend who helps put their sport on the map. For women’s hockey, that person is Hilary Knight. Beyond being considered the best player on the planet, Hilary made an even bigger...
JJ Watt
On the gridiron, Houston Texan JJ Watt is one of the scariest players in pads. But off the field, JJ is known as being one of the best all-around guys in the NFL. If you’ve been paying any attention, y...
Jemele Hill
Since becoming co-host during the coveted 6 p.m. time slot for SportsCenter alongside her good friend Michael Smith, Jemele Hill has helped ESPN discover a new flavor of sports news. Always known for s...
Katie Ledecky
Katie Ledecky is truly a one-of-a-kind competitor. Since stepping onto the big stage (er, pool) during the 2012 Olympics (at just 15 years old), Katie Ledecky has broken records left and right. Now a D...
Kevin Durant
In 2017, Kevin Durant was crowned NBA Finals MVP when his Golden State Warriors won their second championship in three years. Kevin took fans along on the journey in the YouTube docu-series Still KD, g...
Kristaps Porzingis
Known to basketball fans as the “Unicorn,” Kristaps Porzingis emerged as the clear leader of the New York Knicks in 2017. A native of Latvia, Kristaps has developed quite an international fanbase, acco...
Laila Ali
Laila Ali had big gloves to fill as the daughter of a boxer known as “The Greatest.” She clearly fulfilled expectations, going 24-0 in her pro boxing career. But Laila took to social media to carve out...
Lolo Jones
You might remember Lolo Jones hurdling at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Or perhaps you saw her racing a bobsled down the icy track at the 2014 Winter Olympics. That’s right—Lolo is one of the rare...
Richard Sherman
What can we say about Richard Sherman that he hasn’t already said about himself? The All-Pro cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks has always been known to speak his mind on social media, but after an un...
Serena Williams
Serena Williams started 2017 strong, winning the Australian Open by defeating her sister Venus in the final—but that didn’t surprise anyone. Serena dropped the real bomb in mid-April when she announced...

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