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.

Snapchatter of the Year

With a lifespan of only 24 hours, every post on Snapchat is precious, and these Snapchatters know how to make the most of it—telling stories, making movies, documenting amazing experiences, and creating unique art. Snapchat is redefining how we connect, and our nominees are the ones redefining Snapchat.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Snapchat Industry Award.
#EverestNoFilter
Ever wonder what it’s like to hang out on the top of Mount Everest? Well, now you can find out with #EverestNoFilter as Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards snapped their way up the north side of Everest...
Ani Acopian
Ani Acopian is a Snapchat filmmaker based in New York City who sports an impressive Snapchat reel. Her specialties are narrative pieces, branded content, and music videos. This year, she showed off her...
Dave Keystone
Kids really do say the darndest things to Dave Keystone, aka Uncle Dave, when he asks them dating tips on his YouTube videos series #KidsOn—and he’s right that it “will make you smile.” This year, he t...
Evan Garber
Evan Garber can take mundane things in life and turn them into Snapchat gold. Bet you’ve never thought about how great the first scoop of peanut butter is right out of the jar, have ya? Well Evan has, ...
Gregory Littley
Gregory Littley prides himself on capturing the most colorful selfies and over-animating his daily snaps. While the New York-based social and digital marketer might state that he’s “never content with ...
Karen X. Cheng
Karen X. Cheng makes videos go viral. Remember the Beats by Dre global holiday campaign starring Kylie, Kendall, Nicki, and Serena? That was all Karen. You know the #donutselfie? Karen invented that, t...
Lauren Giraldo
Lauren Giraldo brilliantly used her various social accounts to launch the next phase of her budding superstar career. Starting out as a shining Vine star and now dominating the Snapchat waves as @Lglau...
Matt Fogarty
Matt Fogarty is a legitimate Snapchat emoji artist. He layers so many smartphone emojis with the latest Snapchat stickers to “paint” almost anything and anyone. From Darth Vader to DJ Khaled, Pikachu t...
Mike Platco
Mike Platco started telling stories on social media and made his dream career out of it. One of the first creators to make a name for himself on Snapchat, he’s since created a portfolio of snapsterpiec...
OperAmericano
20-year-old CJ OperAmericano is a Snapchat artist who initially used the app just to share her cute creations with family and friends. She was a barista who loved funny little characters, her favorite ...
Rasmus Kolbe
Rasmus Kolbe is just here to make his many Snapchat followers smile. With bright blue eyes and a grin that goes on for days, @HelloRasmus can get away with a lot, pulling pranks and taking on dares fro...
Women In Tech
@WomenInTech is a Snapchat account that believes in empowering females in an industry that isn’t always advocating for gender equality. Every weekday, Women In Tech hands over the reigns of their accou...

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.