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.

From the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best On a Shoestring Campaign

This award honors the most creative and effective social good campaign or initiative receiving little to no funds. Please make sure to include total budget as part of your entry.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Chess was invented in India in the 6th Century with Queen being the most powerful piece on the board. However today in the 21st century, the real queens i.e. a vast majority of Indian women are not even powerful enough to get access to basic rights of education which makes them being powerless. Infact 20 million girls are denied education in India…
On October 1, 2017 Stephen Paddock shot over 500 people in Las Vegas, killing 58. Unfortunately, one of the injured is a close friend of someone on our team, and that made us very angry and very focused on the issue of gun violence. We're tired of seeing the cycle where a shooting would happen, people would talk about it for a few weeks, but nothi…
Bowie City for David Bowie is
When the Brooklyn Museum was announced as the final stop of the critically acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is, the social, press, and marketing team sat down to come up with a fun, simple, and budget-friendly social media campaign that would engage David Bowie's global and local fans. The result was #BowieCity, a traveling photo series capturing …
Curing a Fatal Disease in Children: Saving Carter
It's a daunting task to raise $1 Million dollars in 1 Month for a Rare Disease no one has ever heard of. With a maximum budget of $15,000, some might say it's impossible.Sanfilippo Syndrome is a fatal brain disease in children. It's rapidly degenerative. Children start their lives fairly typical, but everything begins to change around age 3. Toxi…
Direct Relief Responds on Messenger
Over the course of the 2017 hurricane season, hundreds of individuals from across the globe reached out to Direct Relief on Messenger, inquiring about a range of topics, from how to rally for hurricane-impacted communities to how to receive medical assistance. The volume and urgency of incoming messages exceeded the capacity of Direct Relief's 1.5…


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