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From the 13th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Government and Politics

This award recognizes the best use of social media and digital by a political party, politician, government advocacy group or city, state or country government.

See previous winners and honorees here.


audience honor
Biden Island
On the cusp of the 2020 Presidential Election, Joe Biden needed to mobilize voters across the count…
City of West Hollywood COVID Response Campaign
The City of West Hollywood declared a local COVID-19 emergency in March 2020 following declarations…
Educating Florida's Youth to Combat COVID-19
Young people believe they are invincible. Nothing can stop them – not even a global pandemic. When …
Influencers Get Out the Vote for Joe Biden For President
A global pandemic. Social justice protests. 2020 was a time of uncertainty, fear and chaos around t…
gold honor
KS COVID Initiative, "Old-Schooled" Campaign
COVID-19 rates across the country exploded last fall and the State of Kansas needed to deliver a cr…
MONOPOLY Bonus Spectacular
In 2020 the Florida Lottery partnered with PPK for a big launch - a family of Scratch-Off games lev…
Mobilizing Infrequent Voters of Color to Elect Biden-Harris
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is composed of 2 million members -- the majority o…
Paid Leave for All - "Our Humanity"
Paid Leave for All is non-profit organization that leverages policy expertise and research, partner…
Stay Home, Save Lives
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicagoans were not taking the stay-at-home orders seriousl…
The Fight — Equality California
From equality for same-sex families to equality for trans people in the armed forces and everything…
Uniting for Equality Like Never Before — Election 2020
This election cycle was unlike anything we had ever witnessed, putting into focus the need for stro…