October 2023 - Feb 2024
The Shorty Awards is an international awards competition honoring the best work by brands, agencies, nonprofits, and individuals across digital and social platforms.
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May - September 2024
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.
8th Impact Winners
May - September 2023
The 100,000 USD Elevate Creatives Fund is designed to remove financial barriers for creatives, so they can break the Internet—not the bank. Five winners will each receive 20,000 USD, plus free personalized bookkeeping and accounting coaching from Wave’s in-house experts.

about the shorty logo

The whale tail pattern gives homage to the Twitter Fail Whale, the original symbol of Twitter site outages in 2008-2013. @YiyingLu, one of the first Shorty Awards winners for her design of the Twitter Fail Whale, flew halfway across the world to New York to present her work at the first Shorty Awards ceremony. Who knew that her work would inspire so many great years of social media excellence?

about the shorty brand name

“Shorty” stands for short-form content. When social media became a worldwide phenomenon, especially on Twitter, most social media users were limited to 140 characters or less. They had to create engaging, inspiring content that would gain a following, all in just a few words. The phrase “short-form content” became synonymous with social media content, and as the awards show for social was born, the name “Shorty” was a perfect fit.


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

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