Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.

From the 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Overall Instagram Presence

This award honors the best brand presence on Instagram. Objectives may include promotion of brand style and personality, crowd-sourcing, or launching a new product or service. Unlike Best use of Instagram, this award honors year-round presence.

See previous winners and honorees here.


In November 2016, Airbnb publicly acknowledged widespread discrimination on its platform, and demanded its elimination with the "Community Commitment" — an initiative that attracted widespread positive (and negative) feedback. It required Airbnb users to agree to "treat everyone in the Airbnb community—regardless of their race, religion, national …
"Trike Writer" Vision Statement Video
Preparing for the Exploratorium's involvement in April 2017's March For Science in San Francisco, as a non-profit organization, we wanted to creatively and effectively communicate our vision statement through all of our social channels. For nearly 50 years, the Exploratorium has valued lifelong learning and teaching, curiosity and inquiry, our com…
Shakespeare Lives was a programme of events and activities organised by the British Council to celebrate the world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his death. As part of that programme, #ShakesepareNoFilter was established as a completely new use of Instagram for digital storytelling which looked at how we…
@RED on Instagram
(RED) harnesses the power of the world's most creative people in the fight to end AIDS. For several years, Instagram has been one of our primary social channels. However, last year the world reached a critical moment in the AIDS fight. More than ever before, (RED) identified a need to reach a younger, more engaged audience to help raise critical f…
Fresh Empire’s “The New Wave” Contest -- the FDA’s First Ever Hip Hop Tobacco Prevention Effort
Fresh Empire is the first-ever tobacco prevention campaign designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use among at-risk youth who identify with the Hip Hop peer crowd (African American, Hispanic, and Asian American/Pacific Islander youth ages 12-17). The campaign's strategy to meet this primary objective centers on influencing changes in the target po…