10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The early entry deadline is November 30, 2017

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.

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Viner of the Year (Last One Ever)

In four short years, Vine changed the way video content is made and how stories are told on the web. But all good things must come to an end. Though the app’s best creators are moving on to other platforms, like YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, they went out with a bang, posting some of their funniest vines of all time in 2016. Vine may be dead, but these loyal Viners stuck with it to the very end.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of Vine, enter the Best in Vine Shorty Award.

Finalists

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Aaron Chewning
When we last wrote about Aaron Chewning, the Atlanta-based funnyman online and IRL, he had a couple million Vine loops. Well, in 2016 that number crept up just a little… to over 666 million! That might explain why Aaron is now able to do what he loves most—be hilariously tongue-in-cheek and produce great videos—for a living. Whether he’s nerding...
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Manon Mathews
LA lifer Manon Mathews has entered the world of Vine stardom (with over 1.6 billion loops), palling around town with other mega-Viners like Matt Cutshall, Vincent Marcus, and Ry Doon, having a blast doing it. With all her comedic collaborators in tow, the veteran of The Second City creates ridiculous videos that find the absurdity in everything ...
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Matt Post
With his thousands of different personalities, Matt Post is the ideal Viner. No matter what the situation—whether it’s a dog lover upset over a greeting card or an awkward moment in an orgy, Matt knows how to find the subtle hilarity in it by getting fully into character(s). This year he surpassed 1.3M followers and 960M loops, and used the plat...
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Sarah Schauer
Rising meteorically to Vine stardom, Sarah Schauer only began using the platform in November 2015. By the time she got a Vine Creator Spotlight in September 2016, she had nearly 850K followers and over 600M loops. The University of Maryland student capitalizes on her blond sorority girl appearance by mocking ditzy characters and ridiculing anyon...
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chloe lmao
Chloe Woodard almost broke the internet in late 2015 with her viral vine “who is she,” and started a sensation on her Vine feed, which blew up in 2016 with almost 1 million followers. Her smiling sarcasm and wickedly irreverent wit are on full display in videos that range from a profane “Father-son talk” to mocking “White people listening to rap...

Nominees

Casey Frey
Casey Frey is reinventing the meaning of “situation comedy,” impersonating all the people in the situation himself and resulting in a hilarious Vine account. Setting up the jokes with video titles that begin “when u…” and regularly parodying stoner culture, Casey is never afraid to show you what life looks like through the eyes of other (ridiculous) peopl...
Clayton Farris
Clayton Farris is the soft-spoken and spectacled “dad to many, father to none” who brings hapless hilarity to his vines. Often acting as the straight man in situations that are just a little bit absurd, like running into your last Tinder date in awkward surroundings, or not letting the one that got away actually get away. This year, he and periodic comedy...
Senan Byrne
“That Irish guy on Vine,” Senan Byrne began 2016 by posting his now-famous helium balloon vine, which has since garnered nearly 50 million loops. It helped him to receive the very first International Creator Spotlight from Vine, and sent his account soaring, starting the year with 35K followers, and ending with upwards of 335K as well as 280M+ loops. His ...
ayitspnayo
To say that Nathan Enick is a character would be an understatement—he is hundreds of different characters. The popular Viner (as ayitspnayo) can bounce between being a cheer squad coach, Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, or a man turning into a frog with perfect voices to match. Using quick cuts of dialogue between the characters (mostly played by Nathan himself...
pastatute
Defined by the Urban Dictionary as, “a woman who gives sexual favors in exchange for spaghetti dinners,” pastatute is also the Vine alias of Sydney Adams, the recent college graduate who lives up to the ridiculousness of that definition in her hilarious feed of six-second videos. She pokes subtle jabs at everything from frat boys to juggalos, not letting ...
regaljoe
Joe May is the mastermind behind the hundreds of pitch-perfect characters in his regaljoe vines. His subtle acting and keen eye for wardrobe changes help him to eerily mimic the small eccentricities of real people, making his caricatures really come to life. With regulars ranging from the overzealous Coach Dave to the pretentious Skye (the man bun) and th...

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, YouNow, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2018 in NYC.