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.

Periscoper of the Year

Periscope revolutionized live streaming when it launched in 2015, and has aired hundreds of millions of broadcasts to date. Periscopers share their lives and interests with the world, all in real time, and our diverse nominees are some of the best, capturing the hearts of fans everywhere.
Alex Pettitt
Periscope’s unofficial ambassador, award-winning broadcaster Alex Pettitt is the “UK and Europe's No1 Periscoper,” with over 100 million hearts on the Twitter-acquired app. From globetrotting adventure...
Bec Boop
Ranked in 2016 as the world’s #4 beauty blogger influencer, London-based Rebecca Casserly, aka Bec Boop, has quickly become a leading Periscope promoter. A Twitter UK #FurtherFaster event speaker and a...
Bree Olson
From former adult film actress to Periscope star, Bree Olson has “led a lot of life,” and wants to share it with the world. Actively transitioning out of the porn industry, Bree is using social media a...
Coral Reefer
An early celebrity in the #Perismoking phenomenon, Coral Reefer is working to rebrand the traditional pot smoker image from hippie to hip, and from male to female. Packing social media with all things ...
Darius Arya
Rome-based historian, archaeologist, professor, and TV personality Darius Arya invites you to join him on an ancient world tour. From Forum strolls to Colosseum walks, birds-eye Instagram views, and li...
David Greco
Globetrotting Periscoper and Canadian ex-pat living in Osaka, David Greco showcases his overseas adventures via live stream broadcasts. From “Geishaspotting” and #Pokemon crusades to zen garden strolls...
Go2Kitchens
Founder of Go2Kitchens.com, Leslie Nance inspires personal health empowerment through one’s kitchen. Receiving a cancer diagnosis years ago, Leslie embarked upon a wellness journey in a trademark “ligh...
Ian McLaughlin
With his mantra of “I’m a brain scientist, ask me anything,” neuroscience PhD student Ian McLaughlin loves to chat about the brain and society. With studies focused on anxiety and addiction, Ian uses P...
Julia H. Majors
PhD physicist, @AIPPhysicsNews writer, and science-scoper, Julia H. Majors is helping the public to better understand physics through Periscope. The platform’s first PhD physics writer, Julia has built...
Lizza Monet Morales
The self-professed “Carmen San Diego of #Periscope,” award-winning social media influencer, actress, travel vlogger, bilingual journalist, and producer Lizza Monet Morales shares “all the things [she] ...
SockCop
With a time-traveling caveman sending him from “the New Yorks” into the future (and concurrently Mobile, AL), the sock puppet Periscope sensation traverses time writing speeding tickets. Mustachioed wi...
mawnika
Relaxing the Periscope community with original piano compositions, @mawnika performs and live streams mellow, mystical meanderings and harp-like soundscapes to thousands of followers. Never breaking fr...

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.