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 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.
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#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...
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...
Dainik Bhaskar – Declaring the capture of Bihar’s newspaper market
Background: Dainik Bhaskar is India's largest circulated newspaper (ABC JJ'18). Amongst the states we are present; the state of Bihar was the weakest link. Bihar was controlled by 3 established newsp...
MAFFICK MEDIA: Should the US intervene in Badistan?
Should the US intervene in Badistan? is a satire sketch produced by Maffick Media's Soapbox brand. It unabashedly calls out US interventionist foreign policy and the US corporate media's support of it.
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 s...
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, ...

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