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 use of Facebook

This award honors brands, organizations or institutions that use Facebook to effectively promote a social good program, project, initiative, or goal. Submissions may focus on overall brand presence, campaign-specific pages, Facebook Live, games, or promotions.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Generation Lockdown
In 95% of public schools in the United States, lockdown drills are as common as math and science. Students learn terrifying lessons like how to barricade doors with tables and how to balance on toilet seats so that gunmen can’t see their feet. March For Our Lives — the student-led organization that emerged in the tragic wake of the shooting in Par…
How Aflac Navigated Facebook Changes to Support Kids with Cancer
Nearly 16,000 American children receive a cancer diagnosis annually. Average treatments last 1,000+ days, with kids stuck in chemotherapy chairs for hours daily, multiple days each week. Aflac, a 24-year corporate ally of the childhood cancer community, sees the disease’s impact and has given $136+ million to the cause. That is why Aflac partne…
In the Know: Conservation
In the Know: Conservation aims to share, celebrate, and raise awareness for environmental issues and efforts across the world. Using eye-catching social videos, the page distributes important news and heartwarming stories about the environment in digestible forms that are easy to share, comment on, and continue to think about long after the video …
In the Know: Innovation
The objective of In the Know: Innovation is to share important tech news with a wide audience and make it accessible and interesting in a world where the language surrounding tech news is often convoluted, high-brow, and only intended for an insider crowd. We share the latest and greatest news across all types of tech disciplines, featuring anythi…
Upworthy Presents: Kazi Mannan
Upworthy believes 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 concentrated audience of educated, affluent millennials who give a damn.…


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! Regular deadline is on February 6th, 2021