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 in Live Events

This award honors the best use of social media to elevate events including concerts, conferences, marches, rallies and meetups.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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2018 MTV EMA
MTV International's MTV EMA is 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 exper...
2018 MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards are a pop cultural phenomenon where everything might happen!Goals:Engage with the show and our fans in real timeIncrease year-over-year digital engagement and video viewsCrea...
ComplexCon
Created to bring "the Internet to real life," ComplexCon mixes concert performances, retail pop-up shops, in-depth conversations with cultural luminaries, art, food, brand activations, interactive tec...
E! People's Choice Awards
The E! People's Choice Awards are celebrating all forms of entertainment, chosen solely by the fans -- For the People, By The People. E!'s mission is to be the "exclamation point" of the Pop Culture ye...
High School Camp
Our goal for High School Camp (07/09/18-07/12/18) was the amplify the event and the student's engagement with the event through photo, video, and graphic creation posted in real-time on Instagram. The ...
The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards
The iHeartRadio social team set out to innovative the strategy for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards in order to keep the momentum going from the highly successful 2017 show. By creating new socially v...
The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival
For the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, the iHeartRadio social team wanted to explore the magic of Vegas and create mind-blowing and unforgettable moments that would drive an increase in...
VH1 AND SAMSUNG 837 PRESENT RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE FINALE
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...
Wake Up Call Live Streams
Marriott International's award-winning loyalty programs–SPG and Marriott Rewards–span 29 unique and iconic global brands and over 6,900 hotels. When members book their stays on Marriott.com or the Marr...

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