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 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best use of Live Streaming Video

This award honors social good or cause-based campaigns that incorporate live streaming video or overall brand presence on live video platforms such as Periscope, Facebook Live, and Twitch.

Nominees

#ScopeScope
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the U.S. combined. Colorectal cancer is among the most preventable cancers, however one in three adults aged 50 to 75 are not up-to-date with recommended colorectal cancer screening. According to Fight Colorectal Cancer, more than 60 percent of deaths from colorectal ...
George Takei fights HB2 with "You Can Pee Next To Me"
In March 2016, North Carolina's governor signed the controversial House Bill 2 (HB2). Among other discriminatory measures, the so-called "Bathroom Bill" requires transgender people to use the restroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate, rather than the gender with which they identify. In response, actor and activist George Takei de...
Live Streaming Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a global day for giving back. It was created by the 92nd Street Y and United Nations Fund in 2012, with the goal of starting a movement around charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season, and it always takes place the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving. As the only national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending t...
Muscular Dystrophy Association – Live Unlimited Campaign
The Live Unlimited campaign sought to reengage existing supporters of the organization, attract and increase visibility among new audience segments, and position MDA as a relevant and worthy organization to invest in.
RT Extra Life 24 Hour Stream
On November 7, 2015, Rooster Teeth produced 24 hours of livestreamed entertainment to support Extra Life, a charity that raises money for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. Rooster Teeth raised $569,150.08 in 24 hours in 2015, and Extra Life earned more...
Wild Sea Otter Birth Captured on Periscope in Stormy Monterey Bay
Since its opening in 1984 on Monterey's historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium's mission has been to inspire conservation of the ocean. It is the most respected public aquarium in North America, a leader in science education, and a global voice for ocean conservation through active programs in marine science and public policy. For more than 30 ye...

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.