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 LGBTQ Community Engagement

This award honors brands, organizations and institutions that use social media to effectively engage and collaborate with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer communities.

See previous winners and honorees here.


We wanted to educate and inform our LGBTQIA+ community and everyone living with HIV about the ways in which the United States Courts are being weaponized against them, but most of all, to inform how they spoke to their peers, neighbors, and Senators about this. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to SCOTUS was the convergence of these issues, and m…
Eastern Bank: Join Us For Good
As the oldest and largest mutual bank in the US, Eastern Bank has done what's right and smart for over 200 years. We define ourselves by our unwavering dedication to social justice in New England. Eastern Bank donates 10% of net income each year to local charities, which has totaled over $100 million invested in our communities since 1999. Support…
My HealthysexualStory: Breaking down barriers in HIV vulnerable communities
The number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen to its lowest point, thanks to improved access to antiretroviral therapies for prevention and treatment. Yet efforts in the U.S. are leaving the most vulnerable behind—including black gay and bisexual men, transgender women and Hispanic/Latinx communities—all of whom are already highly stigmatized for t…
VH1 + It Gets Better: Pride
Each week, many of VH1's top-rated shows bring audiences the stories of diverse, LGBTQ cast members living their lives out and proud. Despite increasing representation in the media, countless LGBTQ Americans continue to face discrimination in their everyday lives and remain reluctant to express who they truly are. To help encourage the next genera…
This year, Samsung challenged VH1 to create a program to promote brand awareness among affluent, urban tastemakers for the Galaxy S9 smartphone and its capabilities. Knowing that our fanatic fanbase of RuPaul's Drag Race matches this audience, VH1 partnered with Samsung to throw the ultimate co-branded season 10 finale viewing party. From the part…


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.