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 Overall YouTube Presence

YouTube is a leading platform for brands, organizations and institutions producing video content that makes people laugh, learn and understand a brand's essence and personality. Unlike Best use of YouTube, this award honors a brand's year-round presence.

See previous winners and honorees here.
We set out to create a platform for HBO's long-standing political comedy series Real Time with Bill Maher to embrace a new digital-native audience in the YouTube channel. Our aim was to increase subscribers, video views, awareness, and engagement by bolstering the Real Time YouTube Channel as the hub for all things RTWBM in the digital space – with exclus...
AwesomenessTV is the leading entertainment company for the Gen Z audience. To effectively reach our audience, we create content on the platforms they love. Knowing that 88% of Gen Z consumes content daily on YouTube, we have built AwesomenessTV's channel to be the premiere destination for this audience. In addition, we aim to grow our channel by attractin...
CSR2: Ultimate Reality Show Racing Challenge
A global phenomenon, CSR is one of the top, racing mobile games on the market with over 190 million downloads to date. Building off the success of the first instalment, the campaign's objective was to drive excitement and awareness for the sequel, re-engage players of the original CSR game title, while acquiring new players and driving game installs. Targ...
Lip Sync Battle Season 2
Increase subscribers and followers across all social platforms to drive engagement and improve overall ratings for Season 2 from Season 1.
Nick Offerman's 'New Year's Eve'
• Drive consumer awareness and consideration of Lagavulin throughout the holiday season• Spark social conversation and engagement by leveraging talent and culturally relevant content• Support sales during a key selling window
Building a strong multi-language network on YouTube with highly engaged community around it, delivering a variety of video content to the audience, ranging from documentaries and interview-style programs, to packages and raw footage of user-generated content.
The Young Turks
The Young Turks is the flagship show of TYT Network and is the largest online news show in the world. It started as a talk show on Sirius satellite radio in 2002 and transitioned to YouTube in 2005, where it has amassed 3 million subscribers and over 3 billion total views. The show is LIVE on weekdays from 6pm-8pm ET and is hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Ka...
In the world of WWE, the show doesn't end once the final bell rings. The conflicts and controversies continue across WWE's digital media platforms, which operate 24/7.Our WWE Digital and Social Media teams are comprised of a 50-person group of editors, producers, designers and photographers creating content for WWE's flagship website and App, WWE's hugely...

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.