9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

Meme/Parody Account

As a wise cartoon once said, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” No one proves that more than our nominees, all of whom have taken to apps like Twitter and Instagram to create personas, augment reality, or fly their freak flag—simultaneously upending social media and pushing it to new and hilarious heights. In 2016, these meme machines were exactly what society needed to make it through the year.
@FibonacciSpiral
Have you ever looked at Deadpool’s ass and said, “That looks perfect to me, but is that mathematically possible?” Well, @FibonacciSpiral is here to tell you, unequivocally, “Yes!” You might remember th...
@MyTherapistSays
Started in 2015 by two twentysomething friends who couldn’t resist posting hilarious screengrabs, @MyTherapistSays has become a constant stream of Instagram memes, with a following that surpassed 1.6 m...
@buy_2_hams
What happens when you take one ham, add another ham, and sell the pair for $20? Twitter insanity. The Ham Man behind @buy_2_hams takes salesmanship to the next level by positioning his hams as many way...
@chillwildlife
One of the “16 Funniest Instagram Accounts” according to Vogue, @chillwildlife features “v chill animals” in their funniest and most human moments. Japanese-Canadian artist Jeff Hamada plies 130K+ Inst...
@paprbackparadise
It’s a simple premise, really—Photoshop comedic titles onto everyday paperback books, based on the ridiculous cover illustrations. And yet it took Paperback Paradise (“The world’s #1 used book store”) ...
Every Outfit on SATC
Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni are the bi-coastal brains behind Instagram’s ultra-popular @everyoutfitonsatc feed (that’s Sex and the City for the fashion-unaware). Commenting in all-caps on garis...
Girl With No Job
“Among the 50 best people on the internet right now” according to Tech Insider, @girlwithnojob is the online alias of Claudia Oshry, an NYU student who shot to fame simply by sharing her funny and rela...
Kirby Jenner
The supposed “Fraternal Twin of Kendall Jenner,” Instagrammer @kirbyjenner does seem to find himself everywhere his social media mogul “sister” goes, whether it’s next to Kanye on a plane ride home, or...
Taste of Streep
Start with a Brooklyn acting student, mix in some pics of food, then stir in a dash of Meryl Streep and—voila—you get @tasteofstreep, the Instagram account that’s been satiating its 170K+ followers eve...
Versace Tamagotchi
The warped and hilarious brainchild of LA-based director Jack Wagner, @versace_tamagotchi was born from a bet between friends at the end of 2015 to see who could get 10,000 followers first. Impressivel...
Your Shitty Family
An Instagram feed devoted to “unspirational” screengrabs of cringe-worthy texts between family members, @yourshittyfamily gives a peek into the awkwardness of family life in the 21st century. You know,...
chefjacqueslamerde
Instagrammer @chefjacqueslamerde takes the #foodie movement one step too far, turning low ingredients (Oreos, Cheez-Whiz, and Twinkies, among others) into high cuisine, with beautiful results. The deco...

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.