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 News & Media

This award recognizes the most effective use of social media to disseminate news and information. Submissions for both coverage of specific news events and for overall performance will be accepted.

See previous winners and honorees here.


ABC Localish
ABC Localish is a new digital-first brand from ABC and the ABC Owned Television Stations that seeks to bring out the good in cities across America. Localish achieves this by telling meaningful stories that are locally-sourced but nationally relevant. We are transforming the way ABC tells stories at news stations in major cities across the country—…
QuickTake Videos Break Down the News for Social-First Consumers
QuickTake by Bloomberg (formerly TicToc by Bloomberg) represents the future of video news for the next generation of news consumers.  QuickTake’s objective is to deliver verified, global news in a format that is accessible to the social savvy “New Guard,” who tend to engage with news on the move, mirroring the way they consume social content. T…
Goalcast - Life Stories
As the media landscape crumbles under the rampant deluge of fake news, doomsaying prognostication and insipid sensationalism, Goalcast bravely stands against the tide, harnessing the power of social media to do good and bring life-changing inspirational current events to millions of people around the world.  Goalcast creates timely, cutting-edg…
Good Luck America
The United States is in a pretty weird place politically right now. Good Luck America’s mission is to help its “cord-cutter” skewed audience make sense of a turbulent time in American politics.
To stand out in an oversaturated newsfeed, Soapbox rejects partisan politics and mainstream fluff. We’ve never claimed to be news. In fact, we’re the opposite of “news.” We tell it how it is: What we feel, what we see and what we think about it. This means we get labeled as everything from bleeding-heart liberals to Trump sympathizers. We’re on no…


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.

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