Honoring the best of
social media and digital.

The deadline to enter your purpose-driven work is September 1st!

The Shorty Awards was founded in 2008 as the first award show to honor the best creators on social media. Powered by Twitter users, the who’s who of the social web were voted on and honored in real-time via hashtags. Since then, the Shorty Awards have grown to honor the work of brands, agencies and creators across the social and digital space.

Currently, there are two annual programs: the Shorty Awards and the Shorty Impact Awards. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay in the loop!

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Shorty Awards Winners

View award-winning work from the top brands, agencies and creative minds.

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Awards Programs

November - February 2022

The Shorty Awards is an international awards competition honoring brands, agencies & organizations producing great content across digital and social.

June - September 2022

The Shorty Impact Awards is an international awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact through social media that brands, agencies and nonprofits can have on society.

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The Shorty Phenom Awards honor the media professionals behind award-winning work.

Who will be judging my work?

The Shorty Awards are judged by the Real Time Academy. Experts and leaders in digital and social media, members of the Academy have been selected on the basis of their deep industry knowledge, professional reputation and outstanding achievements, including previous Shorty wins. 

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The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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