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. The regular deadline is on February 4th, 2020.

From the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Emergency Relief

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that provides relief and resources to affected communities in the wake of a natural disaster or tragedy.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Denny's Mobile Relief Diner
Denny's is a brand that is deeply rooted in its brand purpose, which is "We love to feed people." It's why Denny's founder started the company over 60 years ago and that brand purpose is what guides the company today. So when Denny's saw the incredible devastation that Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma had on many parts of Texas and South Florid…
Dispatches from the Field
In December 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) made an urgent request for assistance in Mosul, Iraq. The country was in the middle of an intense war and there was very little trauma care available to help those injured during the conflict. Many of the Northern Iraq hospitals were non-functioning or under ISIS control, and left thousands of …
Good360 Brings Hope and Relief to Texas After Hurricane Harvey
You're told not to go to sleep one night in case you have to evacuate. You and your family climb into a dump truck that can move through rising waters, bringing you to higher ground, but only with the clothes on your back. Water fills your home leaving its highest mark about 3.5 feet up the walls. Everything you own is destroyed. In August 2017, …
Unidos por Los Nuestros (United for Each Other)
From hurricanes to flooding, earthquakes to landslides, 2017 saw some of the deadliest natural disasters. Devastating hurricanes (Harvey, Irma and Maria) wrought havoc across the Caribbean islands, the Florida peninsula and the Texas coastline. As a response, Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) launched the Unidos por los Nuestros (United for Each…
iHeartMedia Disaster Relief Response
Every year, local communities in which iHeartMedia and its employees live and work are impacted by natural disasters. iHeartMedia plays a critical role in communities when disasters strike and iHeartMedia stations are always prepared to immediately respond in times of distress.It was an extremely tough year for the country with regard to natural d…


H-E-B and Hurricane Harvey
H-E-B is more than just a grocery store - it's a pillar of the community in Texas, and exists to make the lives of Texans better. As part of that mission, their Disaster Relief program has helped hundreds of thousands of Texans over the years. For years, H-E-B's Disaster Relief Units have served hot meals as well as providing showers, supplies, and mobile p…
We Love You, Caribbean
The Caribbean boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is one of our primary vacation markets. However, when devastating Hurricanes, Irma and Maria, wreaked havoc across the Caribbean, their primary source of income was jeopardized. The Caribbean region relies on the tourism industry to maintain a sustainable community for its residents. W…
We are #UnitedTech – Puerto Rico Relief
Share the human story behind United Technologies' massive relief efforts for our employees and their communities in Puerto Rico. In a year that saw a series of devastating natural disasters, we wanted to shine a spotlight on Puerto Rico residents still working to rebuild their devastated communities Build upon UTC's deep sense of employee pride, volunteeris…
Your Voice Lives On
There were approximately 1,081 fatalities caused by public shootings in the United States last year alone. Creating a public health crisis from coast to coast. With arguments raging on how to manage this growing epidemic, we felt compelled to give people a platform to voice their concerns. Dead or alive.

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.

the Regular entry deadline is on February 4th, 2021.