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.

Best use of 360 Video

This award honors the most creative and effective use of 360 video in a social media marketing campaign.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Africa’s Pristine Delta in 360 Video- Episode One
The Okavango Delta is the largest freshwater wetland in southern Africa, the main source of water for a million people, and one of Africa's richest places for biodiversity. Since 2015, National Geographic fellow Steve Boyes, a South African Biologist, has been leading a multidisciplinary team of scientists, explorers and support staff through the Okavango...
Departing Harvard President’s Favorite Campus Spaces
After an 11-year presidency, President Drew Faust announced her intention to step down in the summer of 2018. This 360° video series was part of a multimedia communications campaign covering her transition, unique in its personal approach, and an attempt to round out the more prototypical coverage reflecting her professional tenure at the University. It a...
Free Solo Climbing El Capitan 360 Video
The National Geographic documentary film "Free Solo" is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock, the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.The film is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an...
Get Behind the Wheel of the Arrow SAM Car
Imagine becoming paralyzed from the neck down – dependent on a ventilator to breathe – at only 29. Now imagine being told you can drive again. On your own.This is the story Arrow looks to capture in this 360 video that focuses on William "Buddy" Marshall, a former Navy Lieutenant – TOPGUN trained – who was injured three years ago after a driver, high on m...
Google Street View Documents 5 Blind Veterans Kayaking the Grand Canyon
Street View is Google's premiere technology to experience areas around the globe key to our cultural heritage in 360 degrees. In recent years, Google focused on user generated Street View (uSV), which empowers anyone to create their own 360 images. Through Street View, thousands of locations around the world can be shared and explored virtually.Google sou...
Sacred Lies 360 Experience
VIEW 360 EXPERIENCETo build awareness and position Sacred Lies as the newest must-see series on Facebook Watch, our campaign built upon the series' suspenseful tone and took audiences on a deep dive into the secrets of the Kevinian cult and its sole survivor, Minnow Bly. With a custom 360º video launched in partnership with Oculus Go at San Diego Comic-Co...
The Loud House 360 | Center of Chaos!
Create a one of a kind animated 360 experience leveraging popular Nickelodeon animated series, The Loud House.
The Macallan Distillery Experience
In June 2018, The Macallan unveiled its iconic and unprecedented new distillery and visitor center, after many millions and years in the making. Solidifying its position as the luxury single malt, the brand needed to spread mass awareness about its opening to drive interest and traffic to this whiskey mecca as a true destination, as well as make the disti...
Welcome to Castle Rock: 360 Videos
Bring the town of Castle Rock to life by exploring the Shawshank prison water tank where the Kid was found in 360.
YouTube: Origin - Series Sneak Peek In Space
GLOW's focus: Develop and deploy the launch of the original series, ORIGIN, around a buzzed about stunt on social through custom social content, leveraging talent, YouTube branded accounts, and fan communities thereby launching our #LeaveEarth narrative quite literally into a new stratosphere.

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 Final Entry Deadline is February 21st, 2019