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 Podcast

Pick a topic, any topic, and there is sure to be a podcast on it. With so many podcasts already out there, and new ones coming to light every day, finding the right podcast for you can be tough. But this list did excellent work in 2018, perking the ears of their listeners for anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best Branded Podcast for Brands & Organizations.


Dr. Death
One of the most riveting true crime podcasts of the year, Dr. Death tells the story of Dallas area neurosurgeon, Christopher Duntsch, who was touted to be the go to surgeon for nearly any problem. But when a significant amount of patients begin experiencing complications, that’s where the podcast takes its sinister turn when it’s revealed he has been inte...
How I Built this with Guy Raz
How I Built This with Guy Raz is a podcast for anyone who has ever looked at a product or brand and marveled at how it came came into existence. Produced by NPR, Guy meets the people behind companies that are ubiquitous in our world and leads the conversation from the idea’s initial inception through it’s journey to becoming a functioning company. Compani...
Las Culturistas
One of the top comedy podcasts of 2018, Las Culturistas is the popular outlet for comedians Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers, who are “on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE.” This podcast is about the stars, for the stars, and, of course, by the stars. Featuring popular comedians and social media personalities including Maria Bamford, Ja...
Now What? with Arian Foster
After an athlete’s career comes to an end, many must ask themselves the same difficult question. Now what? Former NFL running back Arian Foster answered that question with his podcast, Now What?. In addition to dropping his debut rap album, Flamingo & Koval, the self proclaimed “Pod God” explores his philosophical and intellectual curiosity through conver...
Slow Burn
Slate’s Slow Burn is a podcast that helps capture what it felt to live through the most pivotal political moments in recent history, from the people who went through it themselves. After a successful first season that focused on the infamous Watergate Scandal, this year, host Leon Neyfakh tackled a scandal that is fresh in the minds of many Americans: the...
Still Processing
Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris host one of the most insightful and popular arts and culture podcasts from the black perspective. Still Processing is the arts and culture podcast from the New York Times, that touches on everything from Aretha Franklin to discussing racism with Asian Americans, to an episode where they “Blaxplain Blaxplaining.” More than a...

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 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.