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 Overall Snapchat Presence

This award honors the best brand presence on Snapchat. Unlike Best use of Snapchat, this award honors year-round presence.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Face Forward
FACE FORWARD was one of the first tutorial shows on Snapchat and our team pioneered the merging of narrative story telling with a tutorial format. The challenges that faced our team were not only figuring out how to create an optimized visual story telling language, but also establishing best practices for a tutorial Snapchat show. It was a challenge to b...
The Rundown
The goal of The Rundown is to deliver the most relevant celebrity news stories to our audience in a unique and entertaining way. We give users their dose of pop culture in snack sized bites, 3 times a week. And in our celebrity interview segments, we strive to show celebrity guests in a way that our audience hasn't seen before. We wanted to share the stor...
Vertical Networks: Mobile Entertainment for the Social Native Audience
Vertical Networks is the world's leading mobile-first content studio, producing premium IP and mobile storytelling driven by real-time analytics. Founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, the company looks to replicate her success of developing globally recognized titles for mobile IP that is meant to travel to various forms of media.In 2018 alone, Vertical Networks ...
What the Fashion
As the new, Millennial take on the E! linear franchise FASHION POLICE, "WHAT THE FASHION" strives to become the go-to show for celebrity fashion for a mobile-first audience. With a 48-hour window from filming to delivery, the show aspires to stay as topical as possible with an extensive research and prep process for photos and graphics. Our challenge week...

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