12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The early deadline is on December 5th, 2019!

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Television

Television shows, series and specials are eligible for this award. This includes shows streamed on sites including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Objectives include promoting new shows, upcoming seasons and engaging fans and viewers.

See previous winners and honorees here.


A Capitol Fourth
Each year, A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live on PBS in celebration of America's birthday. The concert takes place on the West Lawn of the US Capitol and the National Mall, the nation's front yard. The concert is a celebration of the American songbook, her history, and concludes with the national fireworks at the Washington Monument. The blend o...
An Inconvenient Special
All over this country people are speaking out on climate change. The issue may very well become this generation's most vital one yet and together we are taking collective responsibility to effect change.To engage millennials around this vital topic while driving awareness for Paramount's An Inconvenient Sequel, MTV sounded the alarm across our c...
Museum of News
87% of Ukrainians get their news from national TV channels, which means that the world we see is the world journalists show us. Despite of that, people rarely think about how to distinguish the truth from lies, how news is created and how audience's small choices influence the history of an entire country.The lack of media literacy isn't the onl...
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Drive viewers to watch Time: The Kalief Browder Story in order to raise awareness of the iniquity that Kalief, and millions of others, experienced while in the criminal justice system. Building interest and attention around the series to create a sense of urgency and a call to action regarding the social justice issues that the series addresses.
True Life: We Are Orlando
This episode of the popular docuseries "True Life" was aimed to give the public an individual and human perspective on the Orlando nightclub tragedy, as well as to show solidarity for Orlando's LGBTQ community and all affected by the shooting. It follows four survivors from June 2016's Pulse nightclub shooting, and documents their path to healin...


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, and the rest of the social web.

the early deadline to enter the shorty awards is on thursday, DECEMBER 5TH.