The Shorty Awards are open for entries!

Honoring the best of
social media and digital.

DEADLINE: February 10th, 2022 at 11:59PM EDT

Honoring the best in Social and Digital


The Shorty Awards was founded in 2008 as the first award show to honor the best creators on social media. Powered by Twitter users, the who’s who of the social web were voted on and honored in real-time via hashtags. Since then, the Shorty Awards have grown to honor the work of brands, agencies and creators across the social and digital space.

Our program for brands, agencies & organizations is now open and accepting entries through the late deadline in February 2022. Learn more


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Shorty Awards Winners

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Awards Programs

November - February 2022

The Shorty Awards is an international awards competition honoring brands, agencies & organizations producing great content across digital and social.

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June - November 2022

The Shorty Impact Awards is an international awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact through social media that brands, agencies and nonprofits can have on society.

June - November 2022

A new competition honoring the social media professionals behind the scenes of the award-winning work in the Shorty Awards and Shorty Impact Awards. Stay tuned for more!

Who will be judging my work?


The Shorty Awards are judged by the Real Time Academy. Experts and leaders in digital and social media, members of the Academy have been selected on the basis of their deep industry knowledge, professional reputation and outstanding achievements, including previous Shorty wins. 


The Academy   Judging Criteria

Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.