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.

Parenting

Parenting is hard work, and anyone with kids knows that there are infinite ways to go about doing it. Our nominees represent just a few of those ways, all of which find magic in the small things and teachable moments around every corner. These are the families we have laughed and cried along with this year, and the parents who have impressed us with their resilience and creativity.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Family and Parenting Shorty Award.
Benny Harlem
The only thing bigger than Benny Harlem’s mane of hair might be his social media following. He has amassed over 290K Instagram followers in one year since joining, just by sharing tidbits of his daily ...
Dad or Alive
Adrian Kulp was a TV comedy executive until life turned upside down and he found himself as a full-time stay-at-home dad, a role that he has embraced and enshrined on his popular Facebook, Twitter, and...
Eh Bee Family
Family life is fun, especially if you’re in the Eh Bee Family. It looks like the family is achieving their goal to “make as many people smile as possible,” racking up millions of followers across socia...
Family Fun Pack
Staying true to their motto of “fun with the family, every day,” Family Fun Pack post a new video of their five-kid (and two-dog) family to their YouTube channel each and every day, many amassing well ...
Fatherly
Fatherly wants to “expand your mind and possibly turn you into a super-dad in the process,” by spreading insider ideas, information, and tips from fathers who know. Whether it’s tricks for perfect swad...
Harmony & Elliott Smith
It seems like a simple premise, but single mom Harmony Smith’s offhand YouTube bio, “I have a son. We laugh at each other a lot,” sums up the rapport she and her son Elliott have built across social me...
Ilana Wiles
A “working mom from NYC who writes a blog instead of sleeping,” Ilana Wiles is the force behind Mommy Shorts, a blog and social media presence that details everyday life with two young daughters, Mazzy...
James Breakwell
@XplodingUnicorn on Twitter, James Breakwell posts “his daily failures as a father” of four girls, and now it’s his social media following that’s exploding. After a front-page BuzzFeed feature landed i...
Lauren Jimeson
After moving with her husband and newborn from the suburbs of the South up to Manhattan, Lauren Jimeson did what any newcomer would do—she started a blog to deal with the craziness of her newfound city...
Life of Dad
Life of Dad is more than just a social media presence, it’s a community of dads from all walks of life who come together to post the things most important and meaningful to them. LifeofDad.com is a hub...
Nev Schulman & Laura Perlongo
The co-host of MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show, Nev Schulman and his partner Laura Perlongo have had a big year, welcoming baby daughter Cleo to the family. Their candid social media posts document the chao...
That Happy Family
With over 100M loops, That Happy Family took Vine by storm, showing that when it comes to kids, it doesn’t all have to be sappy and sentimental. In fact, their (seamlessly doctored) videos usually look...

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.