11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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.


Finalist in TV Show

About Atlanta

Creator, producer, writer and star Donald Glover said it best, “I’m not making a TV show, I am making an experience.” Anyone who has seen the show, or stumbled onto their social media channels understand why, as few programs use social media to break the fourth wall like FX’s Atlanta. Since season one, Atlanta has used Twitter and other social media platforms in uncharacteristic ways, drawing their audience of 150K+ followers into the surreal world of the show with references that fill in the audience between episodes. The show focuses on hard issues like police brutality, poverty, homophobia, transphobia, and mental illness, touching on the darker side of social media in an episode titled “Champagne Papi.”

Atlanta's best work on social

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

The 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.