10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. See below for official categories.

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.

Best in Education

Educational institutions, programs and services are eligible for this award. Objectives may include promoting enrollment and school spirit, engaging current students and thought leadership.

See previous winners and honorees here.


West Virginia University Social Media
At West Virginia University, our social media accounts are used to engage with current and prospective students and showcase the unique experience students receive in Morgantown. The social media accounts (WestVirginiaU) are key in establishing WVU as a leader in two different areas: 1) academics/research and 2) student life/experience. We do th...
We live in an intense and noisy world. We live with and through gadgets, social media and mobile apps. Our brains are now oriented to consuming multiple forms of information through what we know as a newsfeed. Younger generations are already adapted to this timeline/newsfeed mentality, often from early childhood. The challenge is to identify how...
Kevin's Walk at Colorado State University
Meet Kevin Hoyt. Halfway through working on his degree at Colorado State University, Kevin Hoyt's world was turned upside down when he fell from the attic in his Utah home on New Year's Day in 2015, crashing through the ceiling of his living room and landing on the floor nearly 20 feet below.He spent the next month adapting to not being able to ...
Microsoft Education - Empowering Students to Achieve More
We were excited to share the truth: Microsoft Education pushes the boundaries of our standard education system. How can we prove to teachers that in an ever-expanding landscape of Ed-Tech options, Microsoft is the strongest choice—the most useful, robust and expert, without requiring a lot of time or resources to adopt and rely on every day? How...
Never Stop Learning: 94-Year Old Online Student Graduates SNHU
When we found out that 94-year old Amy Craton was about to complete her bachelor's degree with SNHU online, we knew we had to meet her and find a way to share her story. Amy lives in Honolulu, Hawaii - making it difficult for her to attend graduation in Manchester, New Hampshire. So SNHU President Paul LeBlanc decided to deliver her diploma and ...
Unlikely Gadgets
EF Englishlive is one of the largest online English school in the world. The goal of the campaign was to show the public there is no "miracle" as to learning the English language in that, in order to truly learn it, it is necessary to really study in a real online school with native teachers and specialists. That demands time and dedication, wit...


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 april 15th, 2018 in new york city

late Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18