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 use of Medium-Length Video

This award honors the most effective and creative use of medium length video by a brand, agency or organization in a social media marketing campaign. Videos must be 1-2 minutes in length to qualify.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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"To Our Fans" - Shameless Season 9 Announcement
To reveal the Season 9 premiere date of Shameless, we decided to Shamelessly parody Kylie Jenner's baby announcement video, "To Our Daughter"—a cultural phenomenon with more than 75M views on YouTube—...
#Romanovs100: 8mm & 16mm video teasers
The Romanovs were pioneers of photography — in the early 20th century they owned the world's first portable Kodak cameras and captured almost every meaningful event in their lives.On July 17, 1918, the...
#StopKavanaugh
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 th...
Code & Response
Create a compelling trailer introducing Code & Response, a feature-length movie inspired by IBM's co-founded, global initiative rallying developers to find new answers to help first responders and vict...
Every Beat Matters
In the 2016 Presidential Election, voter turnout dipped to its lowest in two decades, with only 55% of eligible Americans casting ballots. That means 20 million fewer people voted in 2016 than 2008.PEM...
Google Interns
VIEW CASE STUDYTo make the interns truly feel valued, we created a heartfelt video that didn't simply say thank you, it also showed the interns as Google sees them: as absolute rock-stars.
Sonic: This is How We Do it
To generate excitement for Season 4 of Lip Sync Battle and simultaneously promote Sonic's happy hour, we partnered with NSYNC's Lance Bass to create a lip sync-inspired prank that plays out in the park...
Spark your Imagination
Objective of the film was to give RS Components as a brand a "human" feel using the power of storytelling and showcase how it has championed engineers over several years to help them realise their goal...
WestJet Christmas Miracle: Uniting Through Traditions
For the past twenty-two years, WestJet has been known as a low-cost domestic carrier. However, with the 2019 launch of their new 787 Dreamliners, WestJet will be recognized as a true global carrier. In...
Xbox Game Pass Social Launch Video
Launch brand new social channels for Xbox Game Pass....with a bang. Historically, the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds for Xbox have been the primary source for Xbox fans to get news and announce...
YouTube Creators for Change
YouTube Creators for Change is an ongoing global initiative that spotlights inspirational Creators who use YouTube to foster productive conversations around tough issues and make a positive impact on t...

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