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 in STEM

This award honors the efforts of organizations within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to make the world a better place. Initiatives may include advocacy for increasing diversity in STEM fields, creating accessible educational opportunities for marginalized groups, offering specialized youth programs, policy and funding advocacy, and more.


She Can STEM
Research shows that young girls like STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – but, as they get older, they start to feel that STEM isn’t for them based on outdated stereotypes. As girls look around for female role models, they don’t see anyone who looks like they do. At the same time, our world is changing faster than ever, …
You Make It Challenge
With the STEM skills gap in our future, this program was launched to inspire students to explore their STEM imagination with a chance to solve real world problems. The goal of the You Make It Challenge was to engage the next generation of innovators, builders and makers with a challenge to submit their ideas to make the world better. We asked stud…
3M Young Scientist Lab & 3M Young Scientist Challenge
The mission of the 3M Young Scientist Lab is to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with science. For teachers, students and parents seeking a place to explore the world of scientific innovations, this interactive portal is filled with engaging activities and standards-aligned teaching tools, anchored by the…
When Neurodiversity Works
Companies today are looking to get increasingly complicated applications to market faster, with fewer defects and at a lower cost. This requires fresh approaches and solutions to these ever-evolving challenges. To answer this need, IBM’s IGNITE Application Testing offering launched a program in 2017 to bring more neurodiversity into the workplace …
Love On
How does a technology company launch a charitable foundation to 50,000 global employees in a way that transcends culture and language and delivers as much pride as it does impact? With love.


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.