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All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET.
You will be able to edit your entry after payment. All entries must be finalized and published by the late deadline to be eligible for an award..
Payment can be made securely by credit card using our online entry form. Entry fees are non-refundable. The same project may be entered in multiple categories (each entry requires a separate entry fee).
To be eligible, the work entered must have been at least partially live between January 1st, 2021 and December 31st, 2021. Unless otherwise noted in the category description, spec work and incomplete work are not eligible.
The Shorty Awards gives all entrants the opportunity to compete for the Audience Honor. This is a separate recognition given to the entry that gets the highest number of public votes. Public voting does not affect awarded winners and distinctions, which are still determined by the judging members of the Real Time Academy
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. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria.
Entries should demonstrate how the work was key in successfully driving positive interaction with the target audience.
Entries should demonstrate how their work is memorable and/or inspiring for its well-executed, “out of the box” originality and innovation.
Entries should include a clearly defined and effective strategic plan that was key to the organization meeting their objectives.
Please note: Selected industry experts are asked to judge The Shorty Awards according to their area of expertise. This ensures a true jury of your peers are responsible for considering the work and that it will be judged fairly and accurately.
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