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 use of Gamification

This award honors a campaign or social app that best uses gaming elements to increase engagement and virality. Please note that the entry doesn't need to be for a game, it just needs to incorporate gaming mechanics such as points, leader boards, badges, incentives and challenges.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Ghostbusters The Haunted Candy Hunt
Popular candy maker, Ferrara, teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create an accessible and scalable way for kids and families to safely celebrate Halloween at home by putting a virtual spin on the classic neighborhood trick-or-treating experience.  Key Campaign Objectives:  Create an immersive, gamified experience to celebrat…
Global Pride Crossing
The Parade Must Go On(line) Pride Month (June) – a celebration of equality, dignity and acceptance – had lost its biggest stage and moment of the year due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Hundreds of IRL celebrations were cancelled, and millions of LGBTQI+ people lost their most cherished opportunity to come together and celebrate whoever they …
Race the Ring
The launch of the 2020 Corvette Stingray was a global event. Anticipated for decades, this first ever mid-engine Corvette elevating performance to compete with European supercars with a less lofty price tag.   The reviews were glowing with the New York Times auto critic reporting that “this new model combined moonshot acceleration, handling, te…
Schick Shave the Day
In a sea of men’s grooming sameness, Schick Xtreme needed to stand for more than just price and promotion. So we looked to lend our shaving expertise to a good cause. That’s when we discovered the St. Baldrick’s Foundation - an organization that hosts head shaving events to raise money for childhood cancer treatment and research. But with COVID…
Tata Motors Safety First Ludo
Social distancing norms were difficult for people to follow even after repeated efforts by the authorities. Covid-19 cases were spiking fast (at the time of the campaign) and social distancing was not just a government recommendation but an essential life-saving skill. Community spread was a threat as large families were living together. Mask-less…
The Charmin Deuce Destroyer
Proctor & Gamble’s Charmin believes that everyone should enjoy the go; however, while the product is intended for all, the brand is traditionally purchased by a more family focused consumer. Charmin wanted to change up their target and focus on younger audience. But how could a brand that is loved by parents connect with this new segment authentic…
The e-Open presented by Mastercard
Objectives: During the summer of 2020, there was a shift in the market landscape which meant that Mastercard had to adjust their focus and look to both engage and provide their cardholders with digital experiences in lieu of the physical. Mastercard wanted to enable fans of the event the chance to participate in a unique and competitive ‘Virtual O…


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.

winners will be announced in may. follow us to be notified!