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 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Contest or Promotion

This award honors the most effective and innovative social good contest, promotion or sweepstakes. All aspects of the campaign will be considered, including content, promotion goals, reach and effectiveness.
#TreatItForward Tuesday
We're passionate about making a positive difference for animals in need. In this campaign, we focused on small community animal shelters across the country with the goal of amplifying their messages and surprising them with cases of healthy, natural pet treats, something they rarely receive via corporate or community donations.And since Wellness Natural P...
AARP - Picture Your Retirement
AARP wanted to take the stress out of retirement planning, which can often be daunting and difficult. With ages 45+ in mind, the Picture Your Retirement campaign addressed a broad range of retirement planning needs—from educating the younger end of the age spectrum on pre-retirement financial planning, to helping more established retirees balance the cost...
Caring Beyond Our Walls #InAHyattWorld
Our commitment to caring for people extends to every community in which Hyatt hotels operate. We want the many places around the world that Hyatt hotels call home to be vibrant, thriving places of economic and social opportunity, for both our colleagues and also our neighbors, making our communities places that inspire guests to visit and compel our owner...
Charity Champions League: The Competition for Social Good
EcoMedia, a CBS Company, was founded to serve one simple mission: To channel corporate advertising dollars to the most effective nonprofits, thus improving the quality of life in communities across America.In 2015, EcoMedia expanded its business model, launching a website and mobile app through which consumers direct brands' dollars to the charitable orga...
Fueling Donations for National Give OUT Day!
National Give OUT Day (NGOD) is the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community, but it's a relatively young and unknown event. To build awareness for the event, the Horizons Foundation enlisted the help of Clever Girls.
Good Things Come to Those Who Plan
Sallie Mae's "Good Things Come to Those Who Plan" contest had multiple objectives: To use social media to reach and engage college-bound students and parents in order to promote the importance of planning for college, to motivate them to start thinking about planning for college, and to encourage them to take advantage of Sallie Mae's free college plannin...
My LA2050 Grants Challenge
LA2050 is an initiative designed to stimulate an outbreak of idealism that strengthens civic engagement, challenges the status quo, and demands more for the future of Los Angeles. LA2050 engaged the public to establish five visionary goals: to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live by the year 2050.LA2050 makes investmen...
Omaze & Kobe Bryant Invite Fans to Support 3 Incredible Causes and Sit Front Row at Kobe’s Last Game
The last home game of Kobe Bryant's career was set to be a historic moment for fans all over the world. It was also one of the hottest, most exclusive tickets in town. It was out of this incredible moment in sports history that experience-driven fundraising platform Omaze, Kobe & the Los Angeles Lakers created a one-of-a-kind opportunity that would not on...
Own Your Age Sweepstakes
In her new book, Disrupt Aging: Living Your Best Life at Every Age, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins examines the ongoing existence of negative perceptions around aging and identifies paths forward – especially related to health, wealth and self – that enable people to live their best life at every age. Jenkins' goal is to change what it means to age – to disrupt ...
We Art Water Film Festival
The We Art Water Film Festival is an international short film competition, organised by the We Are Water Foundation, that recognises and awards the talent of all those individuals with a clear awareness of the water problem around the world and who are also able to express it in their productions. The main objective of the competition is to raise awarenes...

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

final Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18