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.

Best use of YouNow

This award honors the most effective and creative campaigns optimized for YouNow. Describe how you best used YouNow's features, how it enhanced your message and how it met or exceeded your goals and objectives.
America's Got Talent Season 11 Live Stream Auditions
In order to find talent and drive audition awareness, America's Got Talent held live streamed auditions on YouNow. The audition team held 13 one-hour live stream auditions to meet talent on the platform and provide them with an opportunity to perform.In addition to the live auditions, our show host provided audition tips and information on further ways yo...
Fashion Friday with #EvieWhy
Can't decide what to wear? So does popular YouNow live streamer, Evie Why. But what are fans for? Fridays are FASHION FRIDAYS on the daily #EvieWhy YouNow broadcast, and the audience rules when choosing the latest couture their favorite Influencer should wear. When Evie asks, the fans decide what she'll don for a weekend BBQ, her next job interview, or ev...
IMG Models We Love Your Genes #WLYG
The We Love Your Genes Campaign, by IMG Models Worldwide, was created to find fresh faces no matter your heritage, parentage, or background. The aim is to meet aspiring models, and to spark awareness of the We Love Your Genes digital scouting platform through the hashtag #WLYG for girls or #thelookout for guys. IMG Models for the first time ever, live str...
It's Lit
We were looking to create a YouNow series that felt authentic to teens' interest in literature while staying true to The Washington Post brand of high-quality journalism. The series was a chance to introduce The Post to a younger audience with no previous knowledge of the news brand. We were also looking to find ways to create more entry points to book co...
The Queer Frontier
iHeartRadio + YouNow: Hailee Steinfeld Contest
With iHeartRadio's ability to connect fans to their favorite artists and YouNow's ability to provide a global audience paired with emerging technology, the two joined forces to create an unbelievable opportunity for fans on the YouNow platform to interact with music superstar Hailee Steinfeld.

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.