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 6th Annual Shorty Awards


Entered in Contest, Food & Beverage, Live Television

About this entry

Taking center stage as the secret ingredient on Top Chef's Quickfire Challenge, Dunkin' Donuts gave both the show's contestants and fans at home the opportunity to showcase new and different ways to enjoy the brand's coffee. Dunkin' did this by extending the broadcast TV integration into a live "first of its kind" second screen cooking competition. Produced as a Google+ Hangout, the #DDTopChef Recipe Challenge featured the sweet and savory dishes of six fans…chosen from a contest Dunkin’ hosted across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest – soliciting original recipes that incorporated at least one Dunkin’ product. The six contestants were each paired with a member of Dunkin’s culinary team who prepared and helped defend their recipes. During the live-streamed Google+ Hangout, Dunkin's Executive Chef, Stan Frankenthaler, tasted and critiqued the food while chatting with each virtual contestant and their Dunkin’ chef mentor. With the help from real-time voting on Twitter, six contestants turned into two finalists from which Frankenthaler named DD’s Top Chef and awarded Janine Fisk (and her desert nachos) a $1,000 grand prize. Each viewer of #DDTopChef gave an average of 9 minutes of their “full attention" to the live stream – (Now can any TV spot claim that?!) And with a shoestring budget, this “social TV" program (in less than a day) generated over 30 million branded impressions across social media – reminding everyone that America (and Top Chef) run on Dunkin’.


Produced by

Hill Holliday


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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