11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

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 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Auto

This award honors efforts of an auto brand to make the world a better place. Objectives may include crowd-sourced concept and design, customer engagement via custom apps, buzzworthy events and promotions (online & offline), and building a loyal community.

See previous winners and honorees here.


#RandomActsOfHelpfulness Give Way to a Movement
The Helpful Honda Guys have been providing Random Acts of Helpfulness in the SoCal area for more than a decade. Many SoCal residents can easily identify and are familiar with the signature blue polos or iconic “ding" of a Random Act of Helpfulness. However, many people express skepticism about the authenticity of our tv/radio spots. Our mission ...
Building on Greatness: Mercedes-Benz USA Drives Visibility for Local Heroes
In 2015, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) moved its headquarters to Atlanta, announced the Mercedes-Benz Stadium naming sponsorship and committed to support Atlanta and its struggling Westside, where the Stadium is located. On the occasion of its two-year anniversary in 2017 and the stadium's grand opening, MBUSA created Greatness Lives Here (GLH) – a ...
Ford Motor Company Revitalizes Michigan Central Station #ForDetroit
For over a century, Ford Motor Company has been synonymous with the city of Detroit and has long prided itself on its involvement within the local community. It's next endeavor? To bring new life to the depreciating Michigan Central Station (MCS), a venue that has been vacant for several decades, to develop an innovative campus that will benefit...
Ladies Day
Despite significant advances in the last decade, women and girls continue to experience gender-based inequality. Gender inequality undermines economic growth, human development and poverty reduction efforts. And the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report states that gender parity is still 200 years away.In Australia, just 20% of wo...


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, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City