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.

Most Creative use of Technology

This award honors the most innovative integration of technology in a marketing campaign. Examples of technology integrations may include use of public APIs, facial recognition, data manipulation and augmented reality.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

finalist
"Make Someone Smile Challenge"
The objectives of the Make Someone Smile Challenge were to drive brand awareness of Cricket Wireless and promote our 2018 holiday campaign, "Four for the Holidays" -- four lines for $100 a month. We also wanted to outperform all other prepaid carriers for share of voice and engagement across Facebook during the holiday period.
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2018 MTV EMA AR Voting
MTV International's MTV EMA is a one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world. The MTV EMA brings music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV's global network in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world. The 2018 MTV EMA took place in Bilbao, Spain.A...
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Chant Generator
People have been doing the same old soccer chants for years. But that wasn't going to cut it for Atlanta United, Atlanta's new soccer team that set the record for MLS attendance in just its first year. And it definitely wasn't going to cut it for Atlanta United Limited Edition Gin from Old Fourth Distillery, the first company to distill liquor i...
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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....
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TBS: Final Space: Facebook Live - Cards with Gary
TBS's Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary, his friends, and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. Gary is overly excited to make new connections, true friends, and play cards with someone… ANYONE. Entertainment fans, especially Millennials and Gen Z, are just as eager to get closer to th...
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adidas Originals Deerupt
Unboxing is a huge part of Sneakerhead culture, and has recently become the most coveted moment in the launch of a new silhouette. Up to this point, unboxing has been an exclusive action saved for influencers, who then share their experiences online via video and photo content. Along with this unboxing phenomenon comes the issue of product leaks...

Nominees

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.