9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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 Government and Politics

This award recognizes the best use of social media by a political party, politician, government advocacy group or city, state or country government.

See previous winners and honorees here.


On April 15th, 2013, Boston's unity was tested by the marathon bombing. And in the wake of that terrible event, the community came together and showed the resilience and strength that make Boston the great city that it is. Inspired by the organic community activism that occurred, the Mayor's Office at the City of Boston asked us to find a way to...
Better Buildings Challenge SWAP
Commercial buildings and industrial plants account for 50% of our nation's primary energy use and cost about $400 billion annually to power/operate. The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge is aimed at achieving the goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public-sector leaders across...
NATO Facebook Videos
NATO's Public Diplomacy Division – Communications Services is committed to building brand awareness while increasing online engagement.In 2016 the team intensified overall usage of social media and in particular the use of native uploaded video to increase awareness about NATO and to highlight its role and current missions.One of the objectives ...
Royal Marines Instagram Campaign
The Royal Marines is renowned as one of the world's most elite and physical fighting forces. However, being a Commando demands not simply physical prowess but, more importantly, an unwavering mental focus and determination - a quality that very few individuals possess.Our mission was to appeal to those young men who may have these invaluable qua...


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 April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.