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 Veteran & Service Support

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that supports military personnel and veterans, their families and their communities. Services can include health research, mental and physical support, inclusion, integration, educational opportunities and more.


A Poppy Worn, A Hero Honored
Observing military holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans Day provides an opportunity to remember, honor and celebrate those who served, those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and their families. These holidays provide an occasion for USAA to educate the general public, its members and employees about the joys, struggles and sacrifices of milit...
Good Media Group/CW Valor Campaign
Good Media Group (GMG) is a mission-driven, global media company. We believe in the power of a well-told story to change minds and change the world. Not only have we pioneered social-purpose media, but we have been able to use our ability to tell powerful, empathetic stories, combined with a data-driven approach, to build the largest concentrate...
Husband and Wife Graduate “Together” 5,000 Miles Apart
Oftentimes, it is difficult for military families to continue their education while also balancing frequent moves, raising a family, and developing their careers, and the White family is no exception. Tyler and Alexandra White originally met in college, but after Tyler enlisted in the U.S. Army, they found it difficult to stay in one place long ...
Stories From the Road: Human Hug Project
In today's competitive marketplace, 85% of consumers think more favorably of and are more apt to support businesses that stand for a good cause. Understanding a brand's emotional purpose fuels a deeper connection between a consumer and a brand. With more and more people seeking this meaningful connection, Super 8's goal was to create more engagi...
Veterans Day CSR
To the average consumer, "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR) feels more like corporate jargon than charitable good. But to Delta Air Lines, it represents the important role Delta plays in real communities and the countless lives made better through the organizations they support. With over 30 charitable partners and a long-term focus on mili...


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