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 Web Series

As the internet continues it’s takeover of more traditional forms of media, more and more people are producing Web Series. They could be based on a YouTuber’s content and style, or they could take on a whole story of their own. These Web Serieses stood out from the rest as bringing something new to the space.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best Branded Series Video for Brands & Organizations.
Buddy System
Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal have established themselves as titans of the YouTube industry, creating some of the platform’s funniest videos over the last decade. Season 1 of their YouTube Red original ...
Escape the Night
A gamer, vlogger, author, and two-time contestant on The Amazing Race, YouTuber Joey Graceffa created a show that unsurprisingly spans multiple genres. Part reality competition, part mystery, part meta...
Guidance
Many students go through high school hoping they never have to meet with their guidance counselor. But what happens when the guidance counselor is the only one who can solve a school mystery? Season 3 ...
Hot Ones
YouTube series Hot Ones is “the show with hot questions and even hotter wings.” In 2017, the First We Feast channel’s show finished season 3 and embarked on season 4—their spiciest to date. With appear...
Jay Versace is Stuck in the 90s
Imagine being sent to a world where there are no smart phones, where you need to ask people for directions instead of Siri, where you can’t google anything because Google hasn’t been created yet. Well ...
Mr. Student Body President
This is politics as unusual as you’ve ever seen it. While most people write off school elections as mere popularity contests, Mr. Student Body President shows what happens when that position is held by...
OMG We're Coming Over
Is there something wrong with your house? Yes? Well someone special is coming over to fix it—Mr. Kate! More specifically, the stars of the popular Mr. Kate YouTube channel, Kate Albrecht and Joey Zehr,...
Real Bros of Simi Valley
What happens when four dope bros in California’s Simi Valley try to throw a dope kickback? We’re not going to spoil it for you, but you can watch Jimmy Tatro’s The Real Bros of Simi Valley to find out....
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television
And now for something completely different. Ryan Hansen is back on television! Well, YouTube Red. Playing a self-obsessed, hilariously fictionalized version of himself, Ryan teams up with Detective Jes...
Speechless with Carly Fleischmann
Just because her autism prevents her from speaking doesn’t mean Carly Fleischmann has nothing to say. After getting millions of views for the 1st episode of her show Speechless with Carly Fleischmann i...
The Breakdown
The Young Turks has become one of the most important news shows in recent memory, with its founders launching the TYT Network to expand their offerings and reach new audiences. With The Breakdown, it s...
Worth It
In BuzzFeed's Worth It, hosts Steven Lim, Andrew Ilnyckyj, and Adam Bianchi embark on new food adventures trying delicious food at three price points: affordable, middle tier, and luxury. At the end of...

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