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 Social Activism

This award honors brands, organizations and institutions that use social media to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

Finalists

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It Got Better
Inspired by the Emmy Award-winning It Gets Better Project and the Emmy-nominated "Who Do You Think You Are?", the "It Got Better" docuseries shares LGBT celebrities' personal stories of overcoming obstacles within historical context. The series, now in its third season, is a collaboration between the creative team of Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatins...
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Money Doesn't Make it OK
Everyone remembers the social outcry after Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion was shot and killed by that dentist. So, Friends of Animals requested our help getting a law passed, that would make it much harder for these hunters to kill and keep their trophies.
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The Erase Hunger Project
In a city of more than 1.4 people facing little or no food each day, hunger pops everywhere in New York. So we decided to help change that.
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The Future of Hate - Stop HB757
In February 2016, Georgia legislators passed HB 757, a bill that legalized discrimination against the LGBTQ community, and would forever damage the reputation and welcoming and tolerant environment the state of Georgia had established over the past four decades. Our objective was to encourage voters to speak up against this legislation, and te...
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We Are America
Love Has No Labels was created with the mission to combat bias with love. Our campaigns are designed to flood culture with diverse images of love to normalize them, and thereby reduce our implicit bias towards those who are different from us.In its first year, Love Has No Labels demonstrated the power of love to bond two individuals together des...

Nominees

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.