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.

Best Data Visualization

This award honors the visualization of data to share information in a creative, sharable and exciting way. Eligible visualizations include infographics, charts, dynamic landing pages, interactive maps, music generators, audio visualizers, projections and more!

See previous winners and honorees here.


Billboard x Google "Hum to Search" Custom Chart
Billboard’s client, Google, makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and Android to Gmail and, most notably, Google Search. Google “Hum to Search” is a new feature within Google Search created for users looking for a turn-key way to search for and identify music without any existing information beyond th…
COR COVID Communication Center Gives a Real-Time Finger on the Pulse of COVID-19 Conversations
When the US officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, the amount of media coverage was overwhelming. THE CHALLENGE It changed minute by minute as new research and clinical insights broke, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of the news, separate fact from fiction or even discern what was important. This proved problema…
How Hawkfish Helped Americans See Through Trump's "Red Mirage"
In August, Hawkfish polling indicated that two-thirds of Biden supporters intended to vote by mail. Because limited state infrastructure and regulatory constraints would delay the processing of these votes, election night tallys of in-person ballots would lean heavily toward Trump and the GOP. Hawkfish anticipated this illusory Republican lead, a …
Industry City
Much of what IBM offers is not seen with the naked eye, and therefore our clients are unaware of our expertise and solutions. We had an opportunity to present our solutions through the lens of our client–and how it will enable them to meet their customer expectations of today.
Mailing-it-in: The storied history of mail in voting
As the coronavirus forced the U.S. to grapple with the integrity of mail-in voting infrastructure ahead of the 2020 election, CBS News’ Face The Nation decided to inform their viewers about the history of mail in voting to help combat misinformation. The goal was to crunch the data and information into a simple to understand and digest story, that…
The Failed Deals of the Century
On January 28, 2020, US President Donald Trump formally announced his long-awaited Middle East Peace Plan to resolve the seven-decade-long Israeli–Palestinian conflict. He hailed it as "the deal of the century". But is this new plan any different from the many previous deals and declarations that have tried to determine the fate of the Pales…


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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