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.

X-FILES – “DO YOU BELIEVE?” Facebook Mask

Finalist in Augmented Reality


In 1993, Fox introduced one of television's most enduring & iconic brands, The X-Files. 25 years later, fans are still asking the perennial question: Are we alone in the universe or are there aliens out there? Using The X-Files Facebook Mask, fans discovered the answer: Mulder was right - aliens exist and you may be one of them.


Using the Facebook AR Mask in Selfie Mode revealed users as alien hybrids. Moving the camera closer to their faces allowed them to morph gradually, controlling how alien they appeared.

In the World View, users had a hand in directing the alien invasion by placing a UFO anywhere in the world: In the skies over the city, on the street, or in position to abduct their friends.


Our efforts to bring the truth to the masses has resulted in 4 Million impressions & 393k captured video evidence of aliens


Video for X-FILES – “DO YOU BELIEVE?” Facebook Mask

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Fox Broadcasting Company

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.