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 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Live Events

This award honors the best execution of an event or activation organized to make the world a better place. Examples include concerts, conferences, marches, rallies and meetups.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Social Good Summit 2017
The intersection of technology and new media has redefined our understanding of human progress. In the midst of this rapidly changing world, the Social Good Summit focuses on where we're headed. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit seeks to unite a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought l...
On Thursday, June 28th, VH1 aired the 5th annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS which moved from its home on Logo TV to VH1 to honor groundbreaking screenwriter, director and producer Ryan Murphy, LGBTQ and civil rights hero, author and activist James Baldwin, the ACLU and social activists Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of Trayvon Martin.This 2018...
A Party with Purpose
Chance for Life (CFL) is DC's premier charity event, dedicated to raising awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research. Founded in 2005, CFL was initially created to save the life of Kennedy Snyder, who was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at just two years old. Fast forward 13 years, and we've transformed CFL from an intima...
Suburban Horror Story
To help with StreetGrace's mission to end sex trafficking, we created Suburban Horror Story: turning a suburban home into a live, in-the-flesh recreation of a sex trafficking operation, putting visitors up close and personal with the shocking inner workings of sex trafficking. Over the course of the live performances, state politicians, local le...
World Polio Day
For the second time in human history, the world stands on the brink of eradicating a human disease. In the 30 years since launching the global initiative to eradicate polio with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the CDC and the Gates Foundation, Rotary International has seen a 99% reduction of polio cases, through massive immunizations driv...


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.