2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The regular deadline is August 30, 2017

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Celebrity

There are so many celebrities in the world today—from pop stars to sports stars to movie stars and tons more—that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. But there are only a handful out there making a difference in their field, whether it’s through innovation, advocacy, or sheer creativity. From models to musicians and everything in between, these influencers stand apart for their accomplishments both in real life and on social media this year.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Ambassador & Celebrity Campaign Shorty Award.

Finalists

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CHER
Diva, icon, legend, star—there’s nothing Cher can’t do or hasn’t already done. As a staple presence in gay culture, Cher has always backed up her loyal fans. These days, it’s mainly on Twitter, where she uses a mix of capital letters and abbreviations to shout her opinions on anything from the legalization of gay marriage in certain states to ve...
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Kylie Jenner
As the youngest daughter of the Kardashian/Jenner family, Kylie has some serious(ly expensive) shoes to fill. We’ve watched Kylie transform from awkward preteen to queen of Snapchat all before our very eyes. While we continue to Keep Up with Kylie on the family’s megahit reality show, it’s her social media game that’s skyrocketed her into person...
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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has had yet another incredible year. From an unforgettable tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys, to a new album and tour for Joanne sponsored by Bud Light, to earning the halftime show at the 2017 NFL Super Bowl, all while sticking up for the political views she believes in—Lady Gaga is on fire! As she enters the next phase of her car...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda is now officially a household name from his massively successful Broadway show and soundtrack Hamilton: An American Musical. We were first introduced to Lin-Manuel back with In The Heights, where he began his unstoppable rise to the top. Now he’s littered with Tonys and Grammys, has celebrities covering his music, and has crea...
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Oprah
Let’s face it—Oprah can pretty much do anything. She can host, she can cook, she can garden, she can run a TV network… she’s a true Renaissance woman. While we might not see as much of Oprah on TV these days, she takes to Instagram and Twitter often to give praise and promote all the great things the OWN Network and her inner circle are creating...

Nominees

Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler is more than just a great set of boobs—she’s a comedian, Netflix series star, and celebrity BFF. Constantly pushing the boundaries, Chelsea is known to go topless in an effort to #freethenipple and to have social media take itself a little less seriously. This political season, Chelsea was especially vocal on her stance against Donald Trum...
Joanne the Scammer
Joanne the Scammer is a self-described “messy bitch who lives for drama” and unexpected Twitter star. She made a splash on the MTV VMA red carpet this year where she was scamming the crowds in her usual “iconic” way. The alter-ego and insanely popular meme from comedian Branden Miller, Joanne is often seen in a fur coat and blonde wig, threatening those a...
Kate Hudson
With looks that could kill and a following for days, it’s no wonder that Kate Hudson is a social media megaplayer. Born into Hollywood with mother Goldie Hawn and step-daughter to Kurt Russell, Kate is used to the limelight. She often takes to Instagram to show off her Fabletics line of activewear, decked out in posts with her fellow athletic celebrity fr...
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton’s celebrity started with a lot of raw exposure, but the heiress has come a long way, turning her name into a global fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brand. She’s graced both the big screen and the small screen, and now she’s a powerhouse on our social platforms. Say what you will about the former reality star, but she is brand-loyal to her long...
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal loves to mess around with everybody on the internet. When a teary LeBron won the championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Shaq made memes for days. After his former LA Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant retired from the game, Shaq took to social media to show his love and remember the good ol’ days (which were better with him around, of course...
Spencer Pratt
Bet you didn’t think we’d hear much from Spencer Pratt after his days as the villain of MTV’s The Hills and his marriage to costar Heidi Montag, but now he’s back in full-force on social media! With his “glory” days behind him, Spencer has taken a new outlook on his marriage and celebreality with more humility and less pretense. He even laughed about 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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held October 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.