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 Contest or Promotion

This award honors the most effective and innovative contest, promotion or sweepstakes. All aspects of the campaign will be considered, including content, promotion goals, reach and effectiveness.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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#Romanovs100: Digital colorization contest
#Romanovs100 is an online documentary "photo-puzzle" which merges a large set of visual data with transmedia storytelling to piece out the big picture of a "lost Russia". With a key objective to engage...
AARP - In Good Company
Having strong social connections are essential elements to an individual's physical and mental well-being. Recent studies indicate there are numerous negative health consequences linked to social isola...
Amazon Prime Student Winsday Giveaway
Concept:With algorithms constantly changing on social platforms, Amazon Prime Student was looking for a way to engage organically with college students. The solution was to create a unique sweepstakes-...
Atom Tickets - "Breakup with MoviePass" Sweepstakes
By Summer of 2018, the Atom Tickets team was following the many MoviePass member complaints across all forms of media about repeated technical outages, blockbuster blackouts, price changes and general ...
Boosted Summer Showdown 2018 - City vs. City
To help build community and raise brand awareness, Boosted set out on a month-long City Summer Tour. Each week we would pit two cities against each other to see who had the most active community, and t...
HITMAN 2 Call Center
Our objective with the call center activation was to drive awareness of the video game HITMAN 2 and engage fans using in-world story elements to support the title's release in November.
After conducting extensive consumer research, we found that New York State's endless array of world-class attractions had particular appeal for family travelers.Our core objective was simple: increase ...

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