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 Art Direction

This award honors a social media campaign or overall social presence for exceptional art direction. Visuals used in posts, to enhance social profiles, and as part of integrated campaigns are eligible. Creative integrity, strategic integration, sharability and effectiveness will be considered.

See previous winners and honorees here.


AT&T Hello Lab Presents “Guilty Party”
Long gone are the days of passive consumption and primetime tune-in—we've officially surpassed the tipping point wherein audiences require a second screen and sanctioned hashtag while watching their favorite shows. For young consumers, fandom doesn't stop at celebrating. In fact, a recent study found that 84% of Millennials believe that fans have ownershi...
Cetaphil Baby Generations Campaign
•Portfolio Awareness: Drive home that Cetaphil is much more than its iconic Gentle Skin Cleanser by shifting from core communications to product innovation.•Win Target Early: Increase brand awareness among new moms who have yet to decide on their preferred baby skincare brand. Distinction from Parent Brand: Leverage halo of Cetaphil master brand's equity ...
Creating a Leading Wellness Brand on Social with Herbalife
Differin Instagram Social Content
Our communications objective was to drive quality (educated & compliant) trial of Differin Gel.
NFL Social Lab
The NFL's Social Lab was established to revitalize the league's social channels with strategic, high-quality graphics and video content. This includes Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter for @NFL, @NFLNetwork, @NFLThrowback, and @TheCheckdown, as well as providing original, custom content for the personal accounts of NFL players through our "Player ...
Starbucks Happy Hour
Starbucks is a morning essential, but not necessarily an afternoon destination. In order to drive more afternoon visits, Starbucks created a new Happy Hour program offering personalized deals on Starbucks beverages from 3-5pm. Our challenge was to create a paid social campaign that would drive both awareness of and participation in the Happy Hour program...

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 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.