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.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Social Activism

This award honors brands, organizations and institutions that use social media to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

See previous winners and honorees here.


On March 24, 2018, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School organized a massive global protest, delivering a single message to leaders who had refused to take action on gun violence prevention: We call B.S. They formed March For Our Lives, a youth-led activist organization charged with turning a moment into an enduring movement. Precis…
Not Happy or Healthy
To get Walgreens to remove tobacco from their shelves, we brought out the undead. Pretty much everyone knows cigarettes are bad for your health. It's 2019. This isn't new news. But it makes it super weird Walgreens, a company whose mission statement is all about "helping customers get, stay and live well," and spent years talking about bein…
The #FREEMEEK movement, which has now evolved into #REFORM, began as a way to raise awareness about the criminal justice system, through Meek Mill's case and have him released from being incarcerated unjustly. Meek Mill's story is one of 6.6 million individuals in the United States whose lives are controlled by the criminal justice system, either …
Love Your Neighbor
In 2015 we launched the "Donald Eres Un Pendejo" campaign to unify a community and create something positive from what has been such a vile piece of history to watch. The Love Your Neighbor campaign is the next phase of this project. We believe that at the door of your business your values should be exemplified and defended.Ilegal Mezcal — the com…
Profiling the Police: Using Eyewitness Video as a Source of Data About Police Abuse
Advances in technology have made it possible for more people than ever before to film and expose human rights abuses. This increase in eyewitness video presents new opportunities and challenges around how footage is analyzed, shared, preserved and used for advocacy and evidentiary purposes.For example, over the last 10 years, eyewitness video help…


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The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

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