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. The regular deadline is on February 4th, 2020.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best use of IGTV

This award honors the most effective and creative use video via IGTV by a brand, agency or organization. This award will recognize social media campaigns that incorporate IGTV or overall brand presence on IGTV.


2018 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominee Reveal
Each year, our roster of talented MTV Video Music Awards-nominated artists is more exciting than the last – and our announcement revealing those nominees to the world needs to follow suit in a BIG, innovative way! But what good is revealing exciting information in an exciting way if no one sees it? Getting the biggest reach and the most eyeballs p…
AwesomenessTV IGTV
As a Gen Z focused digital video brand, AwesomenessTV saw a major opportunity to expand their social video presence with the debut of IGTV in June 2018. As a leading voice for the Gen Z audience on YouTube, it was paramount that we be an early adopter of the vertical video platform. We created a fully fleshed out programming slate and calendar tha…
Slender Man, the internet's most notorious meme, is being unleashed into theaters. In anticipation of the movie's release, to reengage original fans and invite core horror moviegoers to explore the dark and twisted world, resurrect the mythical Slender Man back to life via never before seen "found footage" for exclusive viewing on Instagram TV.
Following the Eagle, Globe, And Anchor: 3 Part Mini Series
In an era when military service, legacy & tradition are at odds with today's social media culture, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) strives to present itself to a broad cross-section of prospects within the 18 to 24 age demographic. To position the USMC as an aspirational, prestigious path, the Marine Corps wanted to tell a compelling story …
MTV Snap'd
MTV Snap'd was developed to give viewers a snapshot of a day in the life of an up-and-coming artist or creator who is most often behind-the-scenes. Based on a best practice recommendation from our partners at Instagram, our goal was to shoot entirely on a mobile phone to create a low-fi feel and authentic vibe – a true insider perspective. As we d…


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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

the Regular entry deadline is on February 4th, 2021.