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10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The early entry deadline is November 30, 2017

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 9th Annual Shorty Awards


Entered in GIFs

About this entry

To engage our Twitter audience on a new level by developing a GIF around a story to drive emotions back to the site. A GIF that is visually appealing to people while they scroll through their Twitter feeds. A GIF that attracts attention and doesn't distract it from a headline, a GIF that helps understand a headline faster and easier.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Each article, each video gets a GIF treatment; we dive into the story and build out a board that will get pushed to the audience. RT picks out GIFs that convey an emotion – to invoke thought and to provide short information to catch the audience's attention. We create original GIFs ourselves or pick out exhisting ones that fit our Twitter the best way possible.


RT's 'GIF Game' has improved our online presence during the short time we fully implemented the use. Each tweet that we put out with a GIF hits top marks gaining us no less than a 4.0% engagement rate and has helped us breath in new life into our twitter feed with growth across the board.


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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, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2018 in NYC.