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11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is February 7th, 2019.

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.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Mapping every total solar eclipse in your lifetime

Winner in Data Visualization

Audience Honor in Data Visualization

About this entry

The Washington Post mapped the path of every total solar eclipse in the previous 100 years and the next 100 years ahead of 2017's total solar eclipse.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

The interactive graphic allowed readers to enter their birth year to see how many more total solar eclipses would appear in their lifetime and the exact path each would take.


The result was an engrossing interactive graphic that became The Washington Post's biggest social driver for coverage of the total solar eclipse.


Produced by

The Washington Post


Entry Credits

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, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Regular Entry Deadline is February 7th, 2019