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 in Government and Politics

This award recognizes the best use of social media by a political party, politician, government advocacy group or city, state or country government.

See previous winners and honorees here.


The Florida Lottery is the government organization that offers fun and excitement for all who play, with new games, bigger prizes, and more winners. It also has contributed more than $1 Billion to education for each of the past 16 years, with its sole mission to enhance public education in the State of Florida.To increase engagement and sales of a…
#RiverfrontRock: Generating Buzz for Tampa's Biggest Park Opening Celebration
#RiverfrontRock was a social media campaign focused on the grand re-opening of a 25-acre park in the West River region of Tampa. The reconstruction of this park brought tremendous value to the local community, transforming what was formerly underutilized space into a place where locals could come together, relax, and play.Riverfront Rock was a fre…
Greater Than Fear: Winning Progressive Change in Minnesota
Greater Than Fear had two core objectives: mobilize the members of our base in Minnesota who normally sit out midterm elections to vote and persuade swing voters to choose progressive candidates across national, state and local races. For this, we deployed the robust empirical research from the Race Class Narrative project ( a collaboration betwee…
Rising to the Occasion: How HRC Tweeted, Streamed and ‘Grammed to Victory on Election Day 2018
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest organization fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality, wanted to send a clear message to the Trump-Pence administration on Election Day that the majority of Americans reject their dangerous and discriminatory agenda. HRC went on the offense and created HRC Rising — a proact…
Satellite Images Reveal Hidden Missile Bases in North Korea
For the past five years, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has used innovative and cutting-edge satellite imaging technology to shed light on flashpoints all over the world. In 2018, CSIS partnered with Digital Globe to verify the existence of ballistic missile bases in North Korea. Although public attention has been focuse…


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.