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 Snapchat Discover Story

This award honors the most effective and creative use of video via a Snapchat Discover Story by a brand, agency or organization. This award will recognize social media campaigns that incorporate a Snapchat Discover Story or overall brand presence on Snapchat Discover.
MTV Storytime
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of music fans, artists, and an ever-evolving young audience. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy, Grammy and Peabody award-winning, multi-platform content built around storytelling, music discovery and s...
NFL Snapchat Discover: Themed Power Rankings
Our goal was to defy conventional Snapchat Discover practices by creating a never-before seen experience for our audience. In creating a 32-snap, fully themed and fully custom edition, we wanted to provide our audience with a Discover edition that would entertain and engage them, as well as leave them with a one of a kind playing card for their favorite t...
Orange Is The New Black S4 Contraband Phone Global Discover Story
Orange is the New Black partnered with Snapchat to release the first ever sponsored Snapchat Discover Channel to generate buzz before the launch of Season 4 on Netflix the following day.
POV Snapchat Films
POV, the longest-running independent documentary series on television, and NowThis, the short-form digital content creator, sought to create the first "films" ever produced for Snapchat Discover.Since 1988, POV has presented bold and innovative documentaries on PBS and online at pbs.org, and has earned a reputation for showcasing the early work of filmmak...
The Economist Snapchat Discover launch in partnership with Goldman Sachs
The core objective was to launch The Economist on Snapchat Discover with an industry leading brand as launch sponsor.Snapchat's unprecedented adoption and growth amongst a youthful, forward looking globally curious audience was an ideal platform to share The Economist's advocacy of liberal, progressive causes in a concise, statistically and visually stimu...

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.