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 5th Annual Shorty Awards

Stoker Movie: Letters to India

Entered in Animated GIFs

About this entry

To generate excitement around the much anticipated film, Stoker, TVGla created a visually powerful, parallax-driven, HTML5 scrolling site called Letters to India that gave users a glimpse into the wicked and twisted world of the film’s main character. This intriguing and constantly evolving site tells India’s story through a series of letters, quotes, and cinemagraphs that move seamlessly, yet independently of one another. Movement is integral to each image and the site as a whole; it illuminates both the narrative and the character’s progression into dark and mysterious territory. Our goal of building interest and inciting curiosity among audiences was achieved through these provocative, strange, and shifting images that left users with a feeling of uncertainty and wanting to know more. These GIFs were hugely popular, so much so that they were subsequently used for the film’s online advertising campaign, appearing in takeovers, banners, and rich media. The GIFs were well received and the ongoing popularity of the ever-evolving HTML5 site prompted Fox Searchlight and TVGla to again push the GIF into new forms of media and for the first time ever, animated cinemagraph GIFs were used as the backbone of a TV spot:


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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