The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and organizations on social media platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and more.
Now Lebanese Snapchatter Georgio Bassil, whose Snapchat username is @georgio.copter, has been nominated for the 2018 awards.
He has received recognition from Tech Insider, Buzzfeed, Mashable, MTV, NRJ and Virgin Radio. He was named one of the top 10 Snapchat influencers worldwide by New York Magazine in 2016. He was also titled the Top Snapchat Artist in 2016 by Ghosties, an independent awards program to recognize Snapchatters.
Bassil is a 23-year old architecture graduate who is known for illustrating his adventures with his “Copter Monsters” on Snapchat. After showing interest in arts and illustrations from a young age, he rose to fame when his illustrations gained attention on Snapchat. “Copter Monsters” are strange and fun characters illustrated by Bassil within the Snapchat app, and he inserts them into real life scenarios in a special adventure through Snapchat stories.
Bassil has also worked with several brands such as Redbull, Nescafe, Samsung, and other local Lebanese brands.