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.

Marley Dias

Finalist in Activism

About Marley Dias

Stunned by the lack of black protagonists in her school’s reading curriculum, avid reader Marley Dias set to work. At just 11 years old, Marley launched a book drive in 2015, #1000BlackGirlBooks” with a goal to collect 1K books for black girls, about black girls. The resulting 9K collected spawned a viral movement that globally raised awareness about diversity in children’s literature. Now at 14, Marley’s three years of work garnered international acclaim as both a writer and activist, earning her a speaking engagement at the White House's United State of Women Summit, penning her first piece for Glamour, using her prolific platforms to continue her advocacy.

Marley Dias'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.