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 Travel and Tourism

Tourism boards and services as well as travel and transportation brands and publications will be eligible for this award. Objectives include gaining consumer trust, improving loyalty through promotions and deals and excelling in customer service.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Learn about International Pet-Friendly Hotels, Resorts, and Destinations for you and your Fur-iend with #TRAVELINGTINK! Instagram celebrity/model Tinkerbelle the dog (@tinkerbellethedog) has a itch for...
Best Overall Instagram: Your behind the scenes access to the world
Black Tomato is an award-winning creator of unique, bespoke travel experiences. We are not stick to the schedule and we are not stand in line, we are for that moment and the local knowledge around the ...
Beyond The Expected
The overarching campaign objective was to create a content series for SpringHill Suites by Marriott that highlighted some of the brand's most interesting cities, properties & guest experiences – all wh...
Discover Los Angeles
To promote Los Angeles as the premier destination for leisure travel by creating engaging social media content that resonates with our target markets domestically and around the world.
Etihad Airways | 15 Years Younger
For many, your fifteenth birthday marks a moment in life that's marked with hope and ambition.Until that point, your journey through the world has been one of discovery, with everyday bringing somethin...
Etihad Airways | Captain Adam
Through proactive social listening, we discovered a video featuring Adam, a young prodigy with sky-high aspirations of being a pilot starting to gain traction. On the cusp of going viral in its own rig...
Etihad Airways | Sophia the Robot
As the national carrier of the UAE, Etihad Airways has a goal to bring people from around the world to its homeland, Abu Dhabi. With so much to see and do in the Emirates, it was essential to show Abu ...
After conducting extensive consumer research, we found that New York State's endless array of world-class attractions had particular appeal for family travelers.Our core objective was simple: increase ...
Singles' Day Live Stream Extravaganza
Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Singles' Day extravaganza - also known as the largest online shopping event in the world. On 11.11.18, sales surpassed over $30 billion. By way of c...
Visit Anaheim's Little Saigon Chomping Grounds
The city of Anaheim is known broadly around the world for its unparalleled theme park attractions and as a convention hub for major conferences. But when it comes to food, the destination is not as kno...

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