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 Instagram Video

This award honors the most creative and effective incorporation of video content on Instagram in a social media marketing campaign, or the brand's overall video presence on Instagram.

See previous winners and honorees here.
Fashion in Frame
Presented by SCAD, Fashion in Frame is a premier cinematic showcase of innovative designs by SCAD fashion students and alumni. Featuring user-generated content captured by in-demand models and portraits by acclaimed photographer Alexandra Arnold (B.F.A., photography, 2014), Fashion in Frame heralds the evolution of the virtual fashion scene.  Our intention …
Games We Invented in Quarantine
With the pandemic just beginning our first order of business was figuring out how to shoot content quickly from home and this video was one of the earliest successes of that effort. It was also important for our brand to support ViacomCBS's efforts to promote staying safe during this uncertain time. To that end this piece of content was used to promote our …
Honda The Chase / Type-R
The client’s goal was to showcase the performance and engineering of the Type R in a relevant way to the social media audience. 
Martell Swift Stories
For over 300 years, Martell has been challenging conventions, bridging cultures and communities, but it was time for Martell to recruit the next generation of cognac drinkers in a world where socializing goes beyond the physical space. The social media landscape is an existing challenge today for the spirits category. While the top 5 spirits categories d…
Nickelodeon’s Danger Force: AWOL Costume Video
Highlight Danger Force’s AWOL and his costume with content that tells the story of the raised fist symbol to our audience. Educate and empower our young fans.
Wheel of Whoa by AT&T
World of Warcraft / Sound the Horn
Despite World of Warcaft’s legendary status within the gaming community, it encountered a surprising challenge: after 16 years of rallying people to its online platform, more and more potential new players felt they had missed the boat to join in the adventure. So Blizzard set out to launch its new expansion, WoW: Shadowlands, and entice a new breed of fans…
Over the last year redfish emerged as one of the nr. 1 social media sources that exposes injustices and covers the protests and social movements that respond to them. Aimed to inspire progressive social change, redfish closely covered movements like Black Lives Matter, the Indian farm bill protests for the dignity of farm workers, the French global security…

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.

shorty awards finalists will be announced in mid-march!