11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is February 7th, 2019.

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 Social Good Campaign

This category honors a brand or non-profit's excellence in running a social good campaign. Campaign objectives may include increasing awareness for a cause, inspiring action for a cause, crowd funding for a social good project and promoting philanthropic work.

Non-profits looking to submit their overall social media presence should enter Best in Non-Profit.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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#StopKavanaugh
We wanted to educate and inform our LGBTQIA+ community and everyone living with HIV about the ways in which the United States Courts are being weaponized against them, but most of all, to inform how they spoke to their peers, neighbors, and Senators about this. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to SCOTUS was the convergence of these issues, and more.
M&M'S RED NOSE DAY 2018
For the fourth year in a row, M&M'S partnered with Red Nose Day to help America come together to raise money to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated, both in the U.S. and around the world. While the brand has been a part of Red Nose Day for several years now, the link between M&M's donation and the direct impact on beneficiaries was...
Smirnoff Equalizer
As a global brand, Smirnoff is challenged to remain relevant and equitable on a global scale. As a result, the brand takes on global initiatives that align to its core purpose of inclusivity – the belief that Smirnoff can use the power of good times to make the world more inclusive.Often, at the heart of good times is music, which is why Smirnoff, over it...
Social Good Summit 2018
The Social Good Summit was created as a direct response to traditionally closed-door talks during the United Nations General Assembly. In providing an alternative, public forum to talk about global issues with the people who are most affected, the Summit looks to unite a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common t...
Speak Truth to Power
In an effort to ignite a national dialogue about what it means to be a 21st century solution-seeker and human rights defender, Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights launched Speak Truth to Power. The powerful new initiative aims to inspire global citizenry in students and teachers who stand ready to help prevent human rights abuses and vi...

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, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Regular Entry Deadline is February 7th, 2019