9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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 Data Visualization

This award honors the visualization of data to share information in a creative, sharable and exciting way. Eligible visualizations include infographics, charts, dynamic landing pages, interactive maps, music generators, audio visualizers, projections and more!

See previous winners and honorees here.
CSIS Interactive Maps Receive 4.5 Million Views in 2016
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decisionmakers chart a course toward a better world. The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab (iLab) enhances CSIS's research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, ...
Exceed - Beyond Limits
As a bike manufacturer our planning normally focuses around specific bike model launches. These occur throughout the year. However, we always look to extend the promotional period beyond just the initial launch. For the launch of the Exceed CF SLX we wanted to really involve our community and create something fun, insightful and engaging for them. We b...
NBC News: United States of Trump
As the country witnessed the making of a presidential candidate like no other, two intrepid NBC News political reporters embarked on a year-long effort to examine the social, political, cultural, and historical circumstances that allowed Trump to remake a 162-year-old party in his own image."The United States of Trump" is a visually stunning, deeply repor...
No More Broken Beer Promises Map
Mahou is one of the biggest beer brands in Spain, and we wanted to get consumers fired up for the brand's annual spring TV campaign. The primary goal was to introduce the question "With whom do you have a pending beer?" in the mind of people prior to the big offline campaign launch. People always say they are going to get together for a beer, sadly, those...
Olympics News Lab at Google
During the Olympics, a few stories are recycled over and again. But, according to the 300 million daily Olympics-related searches, people are curious about so much more. We wanted join our users in being part of the global Olympics conversations by sharing unique insights about the games while making data (derived from trending Olympics searches) fun, enj...
Simpsons World
Simpsons World is the ultimate destination for both casual and super fans of The Simpsons. Housing every episode ever, and features like time-synced episode guide, script view, and Simpsons TV, Simpson's fans can fully immerse themselves inside Springfield anytime, anywhere. With the ability to access custom playlists, clips, and behind-the-scenes content...
Year with Uber
Uber is an every day utility that people become very comfortable using. The simplicity and ease of it's use become so seamless in peoples lives that the service can become taken for granted.When the superior features and reasons to use Uber become taken for granted, the 'reason to use' Uber also gets commoditized; which in turn reduces brand loyalty and f...

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.