13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications. The regular deadline is on February 4th, 2020.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best use of Gamification

This award honors a campaign or social app that best uses gaming elements to increase engagement and virality. Please note that the entry doesn't need to be for a game, it just needs to incorporate gaming mechanics such as points, leader boards, badges, incentives and challenges.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Hilton Suites Brands "Guess How Spacious"
With travel spaces getting more cramped every year (i.e. airplane leg room), it became the Hilton Suites Brands' mission to "Stand Up For Space", giving guests the freedom and space to bring the things they want. Only problem is, 70% of travelers don't know every room at Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites is a spacious suite. So, for…
Chess originated in India in the 6th Century. In the game of chess, the queen is the most powerful piece. But today in Indian society the queens are the least powerful. They are not allowed their basic right to education which leads to them being powerless. Project Nanhi Kali is a non-profit organisation with a core objective to provide education …
Final Space: Cards with Gary
TBS had the primary goal of raising interest around its original animated series "Final Space". Featuring the voices of Conan O'Brien, Fred Armisen, David Tennant, Andy Richter, Ron Perlman, among others, Final Space is centered around Gary, a somewhat delusional, often oblivious, recklessly optimistic and oddly-endearing prisoner aboard the Galax…
See How Far You Can Go - H5 Game
Brand USA's 'See How Far You Can Go' messaging has resonated deeply with Chinese consumers, inspiring them to expand their understanding of the U.S. by experiencing its many diverse destinations first-hand. As Brand USA's China agency of record, Hylink sought to amplify this sentiment with an engaging H5 game on WeChat that conveyed the beauty, in…
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 the …


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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

the Regular entry deadline is on February 4th, 2021.