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 in News & Media

This award recognizes the most effective use of social media to disseminate news and information. Submissions for both coverage of specific news events and for overall performance will be accepted.

See previous winners and honorees here.


#Romanovs100: 4,000 photos. 4 social networks. 1 family.
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 last Tsar of the Russian Empire, Nicholas Romanov, was executed with his wife and five children by the Bolsheviks. To pay tribute to the family, we…
Bloomberg's TicToc - News and Media
TicToc by Bloomberg -- launched in December 2017 -- represents the future of video news for the next generation of consumers whose news habits are changing. A global news network built natively for the social, mobile world, TicToc completely reimagines video news for this "New Guard" of social savvy millennials in their 20's and 30's, who tend to …
HRC Exposes the Real Mike Pence
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest organization fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality, wanted to bring awareness to Mike Pence's long track record of attacks on the LGBTQ community and other marginalized Americans. In each office Pence has held, his extreme beliefs have been defining elements of his agend…
The Dark Side of Tech
When big tech breaks things and asks questions later, it affects everyone. AJ+ looked into what's broken and how to fix it. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin investigates facial recognition at the border, meets men struggling with addiction at a gaming rehab, looks into the harassment women face online, interviews current and former Facebook employees and travel…
The Economist's Open Future
For 175 years The Economist has not only reported news but championed values: free speech, diversity, tolerance and a belief in social progress. But in an era of populism and growing authoritarianism, these values are under attack.In response we created Open Future, a year-long initiative to make the case for classical values of freedom, a distrus…


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.