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 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Education

Educational institutions, programs and services are eligible for this award. Objectives may include promoting enrollment and school spirit, engaging current students and thought leadership.

See previous winners and honorees here.


1939 live
The objective of 1939live was to create an authentic immersive transmedia experience for a young audience: a website and a series of 10 short films that would allow them to experience the events around the build-up to WWII and the first days of the war as if they were unfolding today in real-time on social media. The pioneering project was cre…
Creating Unprecedented Support for LGBTQ Youth and Families During Back to School Season
As educators welcome students back to school, youth around the country are counting on schools to welcome and include all their identities and experiences. Educators must cultivate school environments that ensure not only young people’s safety, but also that they have the opportunity to thrive -- especially for the most marginalized students. T…
EF Englishlive is one of the largest online English school in the world. Brazil is a country ranked 53rd as to English fluency in the world ranking and only 1% out of Brazilians have fluency in English. Out of those 1%, almost all feel insecure to speak English to foreigners. The goal of the campaign was to show the public there is no "miracle" as…
Lessons of Auschwitz: VR tribute by school students
The Holocaust. One of the most inhumane events in history in which approximately 6 million Jews were deliberately and systematically exterminated during World War II by the nazis. The Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and its endless barracks in ruins, remain one of the world’s most painful memorial sites and serve as a living reminder of wha…
Making Memory Manipulation Memorable – Reimagining Research Promotion
We set out to develop a multimedia, multi-channel promotional strategy to educate the public and key influencers about memory manipulation – and showcase the dynamic faculty expertise and cutting-edge research at Boston University. Neuroscience is a core research pillar for Boston University, and professor Steve Ramirez’s work is at the forefront …
Women in Science
Women rock and science does, too – geology pun intended. Colorado State University is a premier research university. Research is core to what we do every day. Supporting scientists and the diverse identities within our community is a high priority for the institution. The university recently pledged to make CSU the best place for women to wo…


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