9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.

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...
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Kenny Knox
Detroit’s Kenny Knox started out on Vine just reposting other people’s videos, and now he’s one of the platform’s young stars, with 1.5M+ followers and nearly 1 billion loops. With a toothy grin and a ...
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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 do...
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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...
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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...
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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 sarca...

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...
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...
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 C...
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...
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 th...
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...

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 April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.