THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

Special Project

Special Project NEW!

From the 13th Annual Shorty Awards Best Branded Series

This award honors the most creative and effective use of a branded content series, such as a digital web series or docu-series, by a brand, agency, or organization.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

#MGMood Spotify Playlist Social Series
The beauty of culture is that what is old quickly becomes new again. Social media wasn’t around whe…
A Gift of Joy
ACADEMY DIALOGUES: IT STARTS WITH US
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented a new series of virtual panels for member…
Abercrombie Kids "Play On"
Abercrombie & Fitch reached out to ViacomCBS with an objective of building awareness for their aber…
All Hail the Lockdown
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 90 countries were in either partial or full-lockd…
Ancestry x VOX Media Group: All of Us
In 2020, consumers were craving connection and humanity more than ever, especially knowing we would…
Antarctic Extremes
In partnership with PBS Digital Studios, the science documentary series NOVA brings viewers to the …
Around the World in 80 Plates with Leslie Durso
The mission and vision of FARE Creative Services is to provide the loudest and stickiest magnet con…
BHGRE® Season of Sharing
This holiday season we created a series for our consumer blog, BHGRELife.com, called BHGRE® Season …
finalist
Bases Covered
At the beginning of the year, we were preparing to film a YouTube series with Major League Baseball…
Billboard Brings Sech to the Honda Stage
Honda came to Billboard looking to put a new twist on Honda Stage, the music platform they launched…
finalist
silver honor
Bottomless Brunch at Colman's
The goal for this campaign was to drive maximum brand affinity for Diageo and their portfolio of al…
ConceptD - Creativity Decoded
As a brand that makes bespoke products for creatives centered on precision and high performance, th…
Culture Closeup
Create a branded content series that allows a consistent throughline for HBO’s slate of documentary…
DBS Sparks Season 2: Everyday Heroes for a Better World
The world is facing complex sustainability-related challenges – social, environmental and developme…
El Entretiempo by Scotiabank & ESPN
Covid-19 has forced the world into a "halftime". Just like in soccer, this is a time to reflect and…
FreeWheel Connects
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US in March 2020, FreeWheel quickly rethought and shifted its en…
French urban food series
Through our series “hunger” about sub-saharan Africa’s couscouses, about controversial “islamist” k…
Gamechangers
When adidas Originals asked us to help them commemorate the 50th anniversary of the game-changing S…
winner
HARIBO - Chewy Channel
HARIBO is the world's leading manufacturer of gummi products and the original inventor of the gummi…
Having a Bud With
Over 15 years of their partnership, the Chicago Bulls and Budweiser have developed strong synergies…
Intel: Brains Behind the Brains
Intel invented the brains of the computer. But who are the brains behind these breakthrough innovat…
Lady Parts
There are many taboos and stigmas surrounding female health and sexuality, leaving many women with …
Laughs Over Lemonade: A Comedy Series
Founded in 1999, Mike’s Hard Lemonade had big plans to celebrate its 21st birthday in 2020. But whe…
finalist
Learnings for the Classroom
In 2020, Qatar Foundation partnered with Vox on a series of Explainer videos. The idea was to ask q…
Let's Target
With Let's Target, we set out to create an attention-grabbing, YouTube-native series featuring both…
finalist
gold honor
audience honor
MOVEMENT Live by Michelob ULTRA
For the past 3 years, MOVEMENT by Michelob ULTRA has brought fun, large-scale wellness festivals to…
MSG Uncovered Presented by Squarespace
New York born and based musicians that play small clubs, bars, coffee shops, subway stations, and r…
On First with Pete
On First with Pete Alonso is an MLB Original show airing on YouTube featuring Pete mic’d up in mult…
finalist
bronze honor
PAW Patrol's Mission Kraft Mac & Cheese Shapes!
Mealtime can be a tricky time of day for families, particularly during the never-ending #stayathome…
S.Pellegrino Presents: "Our Food, Our Stories" with Kristen Kish
The holiday season is a key moment for S.Pellegrino, which has long held a place on consumers’ holi…
START HERE - with Al Jazeera
Ever felt overwhelmed or confused by the stories making the news?  Well, based on what our audience…
Teal Holidays with Heather
The mission and vision of FARE Creative Services is to provide the loudest and stickiest magnet con…
That Takeout Show with Ali Khan
The mission and vision of FARE Creative Services is to provide the loudest and stickiest magnet con…
The Design Better Book Series
As a company, it’s our mission to empower cross-functional enterprise teams to participate in the d…
The Hormel Film Festival
When shelter-in-place and social distancing occurred throughout the U.S., the Hormel Foods team sou…
The Oridgenators
Complex and Ruffles sought to create an impactful campaign to identify, amplify and spotlight Black…
Unadventurers
The Un-Adventurers chronicles the story of three individuals who have never left their home state. …
finalist
Unity IPO Creators Series
Breakwater Studios and Unity Technologies have partnered since 2015, producing more than 25 high co…
VH1's The Pit Stop (RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 12 & All Stars 5)
Of the various ancillary series surrounding RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Pit Stop is undoubtedly the mos…
WWE's The Bump
From the get-go with the premiere episode on October 2, 2019, WWE sought to present a brand-new sho…
Walmart’s Raising a Giant: A Mother and Son’s Journey to the NFL
The Raising a Giant docuseries was born from the goal of connecting the broader Walmart family thro…
winner
Zendesk 'Stories about helpful people'
As a customer support company, everything Zendesk does — from how they build their customer experie…