10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The late entry deadline is February 22, 2018

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.

From the 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

Ending Lunch Shaming Practices

Entered in Poverty & Hunger

About this entry

ATTN: is an issues-driven media company. Every day ATTN: produces videos, articles, and commentary to inform people to make a social impact. ATTN: came across many instances of "lunch shaming" in which students who could not afford their school lunch were publicly humiliated by school officials, who in some cases forced students to "work off" their debt by cleaning the cafeteria in front of their peers. We wanted to bring attention to this issue and also highlight one state that passed a law banning these practices.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

ATTN: producers, writers, and animators collaborated on this piece, which utilized title cards and B-roll footage to argue that practices that shame kids who can't afford lunch must end. Because not many people knew about the issue, our video had to not only argue against the practice, but also explain the situation in general.The combination of storytelling and animation transforms the story from a simple headline into a powerful piece that viewers can relate to on personal level.


This video amassed more than 45 million views, over 2.1 million reactions, and over 1 million shares. ATTN:'s video on school lunch shaming helped garner 10x the amount of donations as last year for NM Appleseed, an organization bringing adequate nutrition to students in New Mexico.

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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,, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

final Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18