11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is February 7th, 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 Social Justice

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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Bad Hombre
I was a 15-year-old girl when Trump was elected in America. Immediately, he began the sickening demolition of our country's democratic institutions and norms of civil discourse. He attacked the truth and our growing culture of tolerance. I couldn't sit helpless; I had to do something.A coder, I decided to build an app that would spread truth and...
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Can't Judge A Book
Mastercard has been a sponsor of the GRAMMYs for years, tying our passion for music with music's biggest night and celebration. But, we noticed a disturbing trend. While the biggest night in music tended to focus only on the biggest celebrities and musicians, everyone was starting to look the same.And we weren't alone. The New York Times said, "...
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silver
Susan Bro: Making Heather Heyer's Death Count
On August 12, 2017, thirty-two-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer was killed after a car was driven into a group of counter protestors at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA. Days after her death, her mother, Susan Bro, captured the attention of the world when she spoke at Heather's funeral, saying she would make her daughter's death ...
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Getty Unshuttered
Getty Unshuttered is an innovative multi-platform teen arts program offered by the J. Paul Getty Museum and inspired by Genesis Motor America. Beginning with our belief that everyone is an artist, we created an accessible online platform that empowers teens to change the world through photography--both by telling their stories and advocating for...
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Man Enough
The goal of Man Enough is to create the space for men to explore and re-define traditional masculinity in America. This is a mission critical endeavor because ever since the age of 5 or 6 men have been programmed to cut themselves off from emotional communication, and view women as sexual objects and less than, resulting in an American society w...

Nominees

Business or Exploitation?
truth® is America's longest running and most successful national youth smoking prevention campaign, but many teen smokers have grown immune to warnings about their health. Lost is the fact that tobacco remains the number-one cause of preventable death in America, killing 540,000+ Americans annually. Our number-one goal remains unchanged: Decrease the smok...
MTV Decoded
America is at a boiling point with racial tension, so of course we're going to have a digital show that dishes it all out for everyone. MTV Decoded is everywhere - Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, - and we're getting to the bottom of this racial hotbed we call America. Our fearless host, Franchesca Ramsey, brings her comedic, conversational, and brilliant per...
My Revolution Lives in This Body
20 years ago the V-Day movement came into being when people everywhere dared to say the word vagina out loud, to speak their truth and own their sexuality. "My Revolution Lives In This Body" is a call to women and men around the world to awaken their visions, dreams, desires, to be emboldened, to demand them. The film – through Eve Ensler's words and Rosa...
Red Wednesday: Shining a Light on the Injustice of Persecution
As a call to stand up for religious freedom, the Parish of Calvary-St. George's in New York City lit its façade red. All a part of Red Wednesday, the campaign is known for its activist spotlighting of churches and monuments in the color of martyred blood. The bold symbolic gesture, worship service and social media campaign were designed to shine compassio...
Take a Knee
To counter the President's narrative, that taking a knee was un-American, we wanted to create a film to remind the public of the truth behind this powerful sign of respect and peaceful protest.
The Brave: Rise Up As One
Univision-FMG and The California Endowment came together in partnership with the goal of creating a high-impact, large-scale digital media project that would amplify the voices of a new generation of activists in California who are looking beyond their own immediate communities, embracing intersectionality, and finding strength in solidarity with other ca...
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, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Regular Entry Deadline is February 7th, 2019