The Early Deadline is December 9th! Enter Now!

Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The early entry deadline is on December 9th, 2021.

2021 Impact Awards Winners
Congrats to all the winners of the Shorty Impact Awards! See the full list below.

The 14th Annual Shorty Awards is now open for entries. Learn more here!


Social Campaigns

Animal Rights & Welfare

Wildlife Watch
Edelman, UK & Ireland, Samsung
Gold

Civic Engagement

Coach the Vote Campaign
Amplify Voices
Shortlist Factory 360 Inc.
Factory360, Stand Together
Shortlist OWN Your Vote
Group Nine Media
Shortlist OWN Your Vote Social Campaign
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Shortlist

Disability Awareness

In The Know: Disability Pride Month
In The know
Shortlist

Education & Community

#MusicSaves
Save The Music
Shortlist

Gender Equality

FiftyFifty
Edelman, Edelman
Gold Meet the Girl Who Lawmakers Want to Ban From Playing Sports
Human Rights Campaign
Gold Barbie You Can Be Anything Series
Mirrored Media, Mattel
Silver #EqualEverywhere: Champions for Change
UN Foundation
Shortlist

Humanitarian Aid & Developing Nations

Airbnb.org commits to provide free housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees
Airbnb
Silver Miles4Migrants
The Points Guy and Lonely Planet
Shortlist USA for UNHCR's Refugee Youth Storyteller’s Celebration
USA for UNHCR
Shortlist

Public Health

dentsu draws the line against malaria to help end it for good
iProspect, Malaria No More
Grand WA Notify
C+C, Washington State Department of Health
Silver You Will See Me
Wild Card Creative Group, Ad Council x CDC
Silver Pandemica
Titmouse Inc.
Silver Spread the Facts
C+C, Washington State Department of Health
Shortlist Mask Up America
Correct zipcode
Shortlist #StayTheFFHome
Freeform
Shortlist Ready for Summer
C+C, Washington State Department of Health
Shortlist

Racial Justice

Colors of the World
dentsumcgarrybowen, Crayola
Gold Re-Imagine L.A. County (Measure J)
Swell Creative Group, Re-Imagine L.A. County Coalition
Silver PayPal Uses the Power of Storytelling to Support Black-Owned Businesses
Edelman
Shortlist Becoming America, powered by the Pop Culture Collaborative
Elle Communicaitons
Shortlist These Hands
The SpringHill Company
Shortlist

Self-Defined

Lenovo New Realities
Zeno Group, Lenovo
Silver SUMMER REDISCOVE(RED)
(RED)
Shortlist In The Know: Body Acceptance Month
In The know
Shortlist

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

Buy Back Friday
Edelman, IKEA
Gold

Youth & Family

AdCouncil AdoptUSKids - You Can't Imagine the Reward
Barbarian, AdCouncil - AdoptUSKids
Silver Meet the Girl Who Lawmakers Want to Ban From Playing Sports
Human Rights Campaign
Silver Nextdoor + Party City - Halloween Treat Map + Virtual Experience
Nextdoor
Shortlist

Arts & Culture

Proof Advertising brings “live music” back
Proof Advertising, Proof Advertising
Silver Asia Rising Together
88rising, AT&T
Shortlist

Conservation & Preservation

Wasteminster: A Downing Street Disaster
Method and Madness, Greenpeace
Gold Redefining Trash TV
Small Girls PR, Free the Ocean
Silver

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Football is for Everyone
72andSunny Los Angeles, National Football League
Silver Children Belong in the Conversation: HP Empowers Families to Tackle Tough Conversations
HP Inc.
Silver #Creators4BIPOC from Logitech For Creators
Logitech
Silver It's a Sin, Time Capsule
Lupine Creative, HBO Max
Silver

Financial Literacy

QuickBooks x Compton Girls Club: Business G.IRL Incubator
TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, Intuit QuickBooks
Shortlist

Grassroots Efforts

YouTube Regrets Reporter
Mozilla
Silver

Mental Health

DISRUPT THE STIGMA with Hollister Co.
Hollister Co.
Shortlist Silent No More - Giving Voice to Mental Illness
Our Better World - Singapore International Foundation
Shortlist Not a Hero, But a Human
Trusted Health
Shortlist Mental Health Action Day
ViacomCBS
Shortlist

Public Safety

#StayTheFFHome
Freeform
Silver Mental Health is Health
ViacomCBS
Silver

Reproductive Health

Thanks, Birth Control Campaign
Power to Decide
Silver Delivering Hope
Critical Mass, Every Mother Counts
Shortlist

Social Justice & Human Rights

Proud Parent
360i, OREO (Mondelez International, Inc.)
Gold Spirit Day 2020
GLAAD
Shortlist

Veteran Service & Support

Make it Mean More
CPB, Veterans United
Silver

Social Engagement

Call to Action

#EqualEverywhere: Champions for Change
UN Foundation
Gold #MentalHealthAction TikTok Challenge
ViacomCBS
Gold BLK presents "Vax That Thang Up" feat. Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, and Mia X
BLK (a Match Group company)
Silver (HOME)Room
Seed
Silver Drag Race “Say Love” PSA w/ The Trevor Project
ViacomCBS
Silver

Fundraising

March of Dimes: Signature Chefs
OBERLAND Inc., March of Dimes
Gold The Supper Series
The Supper Series
Silver

Real Time Response

Football is for Everyone
72andSunny Los Angeles, National Football League
Gold

User Generated Content

#WhereWereYou UGC Campaign
Iron Light Labs
Gold

Chatbots

Multilingual disaster response chat bot
American Red Cross
Gold

Live Events

Asia Rising Together
88rising, AT&T
Gold DISRUPT THE STIGMA with Hollister Co.
Hollister Co.
Silver Star Trek Day Silver

Television

Roll Up Your Sleeves Presented by Walgreens
ATTN:, Walgreens
Silver CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
CNN
Silver

Social Hit

Clapback

Read Between the Lies
Truth Initiative
Silver

Single Post or Activation

BLK presents "Vax That Thang Up" feat. Juvenile, Manniee Fresh, and Mia X
BLK (a Match Group company)
Silver Boomer Stoop: Pronouns
ViacomCBS
Silver

Social Partnerships

Brand Partnership

QuickBooks x Compton Girls Club: Business G.IRL Incubator
TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, Intuit QuickBooks
Gold Pfizer and the Historic Biopharma Industry Pledge to #StandWithScience on Coronavirus Vaccines
Real Chemistry, Pfizer
Silver Vote Early Day
ViacomCBS
Silver

Entertainment Partnership

Judas and the Black Messiah
Participant
Gold #CroodsCare Feeding America Campaign
Universal Pictures
Silver

Non-Profit Partnership

#GiveThanksNotPranks
DonorsChoose
Silver NowThis NEXT
Group Nine Media
Silver Mental Health Action Day
ViacomCBS
Silver It's a Sin, Time Capsule
Lupine Creative, HBO Max
Shortlist Our Stories Are Your Stories
Mi2 Media llc
Shortlist

Celebrity Partnership

Why Not Both? Ft. Roy Wood Jr., Maria Bamford, and Aparna Nancherla
ViacomCBS
Silver #SAVEWITHSTORIES
Save the Children
Shortlist

Influencer Partnership

For the Love of Gaming
The Story Mob
Silver

Social Presence

Emerging Platform

Full Transparency by Verizon
Huge, Verizon
Silver

Multi-Platform

Barbie You Can Be Anything Series
Mirrored Media, Mattel
Silver Star Trek Day Silver Pinterest's Creator Code Silver Take Care With Peanuts
Secret Order Studios, Peanuts Worldwide | A WildBrain Company
Silver Expanding and Empowering the Worldwide Wildlife Community
Firebelly Marketing, International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF)
Shortlist MIKA x Indeed x Pride: #SoundtrackofEmpathy
HangarFour, Indeed
Shortlist

Twitch

OUTLOUD: Raising Voices feat. Pride Live & Stonewall Day
JJLA, LLC, OUTLOUD: Raising Voices
Silver

LinkedIn

The 5 into 1
Seed to Branch, Seed to Branch
Shortlist

TikTok

TikTok For Good presented by ATTN:
ATTN:, TikTok
Gold

YouTube

Anthony Padilla's "I Spent A Day With..."
Pressalike Productions, Pressalike Productions
Shortlist

Phenom Awards

Phenom Award - Communications Team

Aligning Education, Skills & Meaningful Jobs
IBM

Phenom Award - Self-Defined (Creative Consultant)

Jaime Gill
Box Clever Creative
Gold

Phenom Award - Community Team

Call for Code Team - Activating Global Developers to Drive Progress
IBM

Phenom Award - Social Media Team

NowThis TikTok Team
Group Nine Media
Social Media Team
LaunchSquad

Of the Year

Large Agency of the Year

Edelman, London
Edelman, London

Large Non-Profit of the Year

Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC
Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC

Mid-Size Brand of the Year

Paramount+, Los Angeles
Paramount+, Los Angeles

Small Agency of the Year

Mirrored Media, Los Angeles
Mirrored Media, Los Angeles

Small Non-Profit of the Year

Iron Light Labs, Denver
Iron Light Labs, Denver

Large Brand of the Year

ViacomCBS, New York
ViacomCBS, New York

Mid-Size Agency of the Year

ATTN:, New York
ATTN:, New York

Mid-Size Non-Profit of the Year

Mozilla, London
Mozilla, London

Small Brand of the Year

BLK (a Match Group company), Dallas
BLK (a Match Group company), Dallas