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 early deadline is on December 3rd, 2020.

From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Corporate-Community Partnership

This award honors an outstanding partnership between a corporation and community to achieve a social good goal with measurable results.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Love Calls Back
Coming out to family and friends is one of the most nerve-wracking moments in the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Many LGBTQ+ youth feel safer calling. Although some of these calls go well, many people are met with rejection and it can be the last time they every speak to family.   4 out of 10 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are reject…
Code & Response
Natural disasters of apocalyptic proportion are occurring at a more rapid rate than ever before. More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths were caused by natural disasters since the start of the 20th Century. What if we handed over our code patterns and unleashed the creativity of developers from around the wo…
Over the past decade, there has been a 44% increase in the number of young Americans who have been hospitalized due to strokes, highlighting the fact that strokes often go undetected due to lack of awareness around stroke symptoms. The objective and goal of this campaign was to increase awareness of missed strokes during National Stroke Awareness …
Run for the Oceans - Together Against Marine Plastic Pollution
We firmly believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives. As ambitious as this goal is, we wanted to widen its scope even more and change the world through sport. We chose to pursue a topic close to our hearts, the oceans. Our main objective was to raise awareness of marine plastic pollution, a detrimental environmental threat affec…
United for Access: Free & Easy Access to Period Products in Schools
Period poverty, a term used to describe a lack of access to feminine hygiene products, affects students across the United States. Students who do not have the necessary products to effectively manage their periods are denied equal learning opportunities, as they skip school during menstruation to avoid shame, embarrassment, or disciplinary action …


Achieving Tomorrow: Voices
The potential for success lives in every child, and there is nothing more powerful than a community coming together to help realize this potential. The Achieving Tomorrow: Voices creative communications campaign highlighted the impact educators, administrators, community leaders, parents, and business leaders can have when they join forces to help students …
Celebrating 70-Years of Sustainable Tourism with Aqua-Aston Hospitality’s #ShareTheAloha
Good2Go Corporate–Community Partnership
Since 2015, Good2Go has partnered with Lava Mae, a non-profit organization bringing radical hospitality and mobile hygiene through showers and Pop-Up Care Villages to those in need. After a careful search for an organization that sought to address needs around restroom access, Lava Mae was selected and an empathetic and fruitful community partnership contin…
MTV's Save Our Moms
The US is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth: between two and three women die every day due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Over half of these deaths are preventable. MTV launched the “Save our Moms” PSA, in collaboration with Lena Waithe, to sound the alarm on maternal mortality and to ignite the audience to…
Travelers Puerto Rico Community Project
Travelers is deeply committed to the communities it calls home and part of that commitment includes creating safe, resilient and thriving neighborhoods. As an insurer, Travelers sees the devastation that natural disasters can have on entire towns and understands the importance of disaster response and recovery. Those two elements came together in the work T…
Unidos Por Los Nuestros
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision is committed to informing, entertaining and empowering its audience. We stepped up our empowerment efforts by launching a company-wide day of action on November 30th, 2018 that featured a series of volunteer activities across the country in the various, diverse communities we serve. 

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 13th annual shorty awards for brands and organizations is open for entries! early deadline on dec 3rd, 2020.