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 in Education

Educational institutions, programs and services are eligible for this award. Objectives may include promoting enrollment and school spirit, engaging current students and thought leadership.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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#Romanovs100: 4,000 photos. 4 social networks. 1 family.
The Romanovs were pioneers of photography — in the early 20th century they owned the world's first portable Kodak cameras and captured almost every meaningful event in their lives.On July 17, 1918, the...
A Day in the Pride
A Day in the Pride showcases the everyday and extraordinary things that happen during a single, 24-hour period among the greater Hofstra Pride community – on and off-campus. The aim is to remind people...
Breakthrough Taco Will Change Breakfast — and the World
In these polarized times we live in, there is one thing that brings us all together — breakfast tacos. An April Fool's Joke, "Breakfast Taco Innovation" was commissioned in an attempt to bring all corn...
Gringophobia
EF Englishlive is one of the largest online English school in the world. The goal of the campaign was to show the public there is no "miracle" as to learning the English language in that, in order to t...
Harvard University Student Stories
At the heart of Harvard University is its students. Our social media accounts worked alongside our Harvard Gazette news website to showcase their incredible stories. Our key objectives included:1. Illu...
Operation Prevention
Every day, 115 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999 (CDC). To address this epidemic, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education pa...
Student Athlete: The Vanderbilt Way
At Vanderbilt, we seek to inspire and teach both current and prospective students that Vanderbilt is an accessible university where the most talented and diverse students can find their impact inside a...

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