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 Overall Instagram Presence

This award honors the best brand presence on Instagram. Objectives may include promotion of brand style and personality, crowd-sourcing, or launching a new product or service. Unlike Best use of Instagram, this award honors year-round presence.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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#DCmoments City Guides
Our #DCmoments City Guides were designed as a unique digital amenity allowing existing and prospective guests to uncover the distinctive beauty and cultures woven throughout each of our iconic city hot...
@Harvard on Instagram
@Harvard on Instagram highlights the University's mission and vibrancy through stories about teaching, learning, and research. Our goals are to help to foster a culture of inclusion within the campus ...
Discover Los Angeles
To promote Los Angeles as the premier destination for leisure travel by creating engaging social media content that resonates with our target markets domestically and around the world.
As America's favorite 112-year-old US based hair company, Goody defines the term 'heritage brand'.Founded in 1907 by the concept of 'bedazzling' ladies' hair combs, Goody has maintained its reputation ...
Meijer Instagram
On Instagram, our objective is to inspire customers with fun, unexpected creative that builds our brand. Instagram is a place where we can be playful with images and copy. Our hope is that each post c...
Mixing Food + Personality: Taste of Home’s Visual Approach to Connecting with Foodies
Taste of Home's mission is to provide a fulfilling experience for our millions of food-loving devoted readers and to simplify their everyday lives.Instagram may be a visual-based platform, but it's ult...
The Real Gushers Makes Memes
The Real Gushers Instagram page is an amalgamation of our passion for our brand and our love for our fans. Without one, you cannot have the other. Gushers aspires to unleash what is unique inside, and ...
In 2018, iHeartRadio set out to differentiate themselves from their competitors when it came to Instagram strategy. By implementing a grid focused strategy, iHeartRadio wanted to increase their engagem...

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