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 use of YouTube

This award honors the most effective and creative campaigns optimized for YouTube. Describe how you best used YouTube's features, how it enhanced your message and how it met or exceeded your goals and objectives. See previous winners and honorees here.


Netflix is a Joke
Make it Up
Our objective was to create a groundbreaking new series format that would merge influencer tutorials with reality competition, without compromising the integrity and massive appeal of either genre.  We aimed to deliver a modern viewing experience that fit the way young people engage with content today - on-demand across multiple platforms. 
The Try Guys Try 13 Futuristic Technologies At Google I/O
The Guys spent the day at Google I/O trying out mind-blowing future technologies, including playing with life size animals in augmented reality, using artificial intelligence to save the whales, and making music using fruit + machine learning. The goal of the project was to bring more awareness to Google's niche projects and build excitement aroun…
Untold America
Untold America is a documentary show published to the AJ+ YouTube channel and is part of our organization’s strategy to optimize for YouTube with consistent, regularly published shows. The mission of Untold America is to cover underrepresented, forgotten and misunderstood communities across the United States, and we often highlight the lives of Am…
YouTube: Just What The Dr. (Squatch) Ordered
Dr. Squatch is an all-natural men's personal care brand that began when its founder, searching for all-natural products to soothe his skin conditions, realized there were no companies making these products for men. The company mission is to elevate personal care and create products in categories that are under-serving men. The biggest challenge th…


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The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

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