Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards 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.


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 experience across MTV's global network in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world. The 2018 MTV EMA took place in Bilbao, Spain.The g…
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 Marriott Mobile app, they earn loyalty points, enjoy the advantage of exclusive Member Rates, and gain an elevated stay experience with free Wi-Fi, mobi…
PUBG Mobile Star Challenge Global Finals
In November 2018, Tencent Games hosted the largest global mobile esports tournament for their popular gaming app, PUBG Mobile and approached Viral Nation to market the event to audiences across 15 different countries. With the goal to drive mass awareness and attendance to the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge Global Finals (PMSC) in Dubai, our team lau…
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 voted categories, producing new campaign events and utilizing new social app features, the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards saw a record number of socia…
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 social mentions and engagements.


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 technology and much more into a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any festival in the world. ComplexCon was formed in 2016 as a partnership between Complex Network…
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 year and crown the moments and people that mattered in Pop Culture.
ESSENCE Festival
The 2018 ESSENCE Festival Social Team set out to amplify the global impact of the world's largest annual entertainment and cultural event and engage new audiences with innovative social tools and platforms. The goal of the social media strategy was to provide an immersive experience for the entire ESSENCE audience---not just the consumers in attendance at t…
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 content created was meant to drive the students to engage with the brand through commenting, direct messaging, and tagging.
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 party, we work…