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 use of Gamification

This award honors a campaign or social app that best uses gaming elements to increase engagement and virality. Please note that the entry doesn't need to be for a game, it just needs to incorporate gaming mechanics such as points, leader boards, badges, incentives and challenges.

See previous winners and honorees here.


ASICS® Tap to Fly Challenge
ASICS® released three shoes utilizing their Flytefoam® technology as part of the "Feel Fast" campaign. Flytefoam® is their innovative cushioning which makes their running shoes some of the lightest a...
Acer Predator "21X Hunt"
Acer wanted to give away a 21 X – a $9,000 gaming laptop – in a random drawing at an in-person gaming event. We saw it as an opportunity to engage with a traditionally marketing-averse audience on a l...
Cat Scratch Magic
Last December, New York Lottery launched its holiday campaign with 'Bodega Cat,' the very sweet story of one New York cat's journey to share a little holiday cheer. To continue the journey across socia...
Last Set
Red Bull set out to credibly establish themselves within the fitness space, authentically portraying the mission that Red Bull revitalizes both the body and mind. Seeking to reach a global audience th...
Men's Wearhouse Promposal 2.0
While Men's Wearhouse is the number one tuxedo rental store in the country, its consumer demographic continues to age. We needed to ensure Men's Wearhouse stayed top-of-mind for Gen Z, and create a pla...
Mr. Robot: Daily Five/Nine
USA Network's award-winning series Mr. Robot has become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring immediate and passionate fandom worldwide. The series follows a mysterious, underground hacker collective, fsoci...
Prison Break – Instagram Escape Room
In 2017, FOX revived the breakout hit drama, Prison Break. Going into the marketing campaign, one key competitive advantage was our massive social media following. Our show had accumulated millions of...
Sprint Trainer Rewards
When Sprint partnered with Pokémon GO, with the intention to lure fans of the game into more than 10,500 of its stores, they knew they were about to enter into a whole new world of gaming.Aside from th...


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


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