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 use of GIFs

These fun, move-able images have made a comeback from the early days of the internet and have dominated Tumblr feeds. Now, organizations of all types are embracing this quirky image format. This award honors the Best use of Animated GIFs by a media outlet, brand, agency, organization or institution.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Uses GIFs to Engage with Supporters
Our objective was to create a way to engage supporters of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals) in a fun and cause-connected way using GIFs featuring pediatric patients treated at CMN H...
Chipotle Superfan Stickers
Chipotle's primary goal on social is to drive advocacy and connect to culture. Our challenge was to shift the conversation around the brand by getting Chipotle's most avid fans to organically share the...
LongHorn Steakhouse: Left-Handers Day
Ask a left-handed person what it's like living in a world with right-handed people, and they'll quickly spout off all the ways they don't get recognized. That's why LongHorn Steakhouse wanted to cook u...
W Hotels x GIPHY
At W Hotels, staying on the pulse of what's New/Next is in our DNA. From being one of the first ever advertisers on Instagram, to one of the first hospitality brands to use Snapchat filters, we saw GIP...
WWE’s official GIPHY Channel
After launching WWE's official GIPHY channel in 2017 and reaching 1 billion views in 4 months, mainly with GIFs from our extensive historic video library, our goal for 2018 was to make it a place where...
We Do Our Own (Marketing) Stunts
With the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible, Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie took the franchise to new heights. Of course, we had to create a multi-platform, innovative marketing campaign to ...


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.