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.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Global Campaign

This award honors the most effective and creative global marketing campaign supporting a specific social good goal, cause or objective. Entry should describe how the campaign reached an international audience and adapted to various markets while maintaining a consistent message.

See previous winners and honorees here.


At the start of COVID19’s spread across the United States, ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth brands (led by MTV) realized there was an urgent need to educate audiences on the importance of social distancing and staying home. Bars were packed, and students were heading off to spring break despite reports of the virus’ severity. To help flatten the c…
Keep Learning and Stay Safe Under COVID-19 Through K-Pop
1.5 billion students and youth across the planet have been affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to urge the world to unite in support of these 1.5 billion learners, Millenasia partnered with non-profit organization Varkey Foundation, UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition and K-pop artists to create “Be…
Participant’s Fight Forever Chemicals Campaign
The overarching goal of our campaign was to accelerate the passage of policies that would restrict the use of forever chemicals in the US and Europe. We also had two supporting objectives: to raise public and political consciousness of the modern dangers of forever chemicals, and to strengthen the movement of advocates holding the government and i…
We Are The Countervirus
With offices in some of the earliest-hit and hardest-hit areas—including Hong Kong and NYC—we experienced the uncertainty of COVID-19 firstand. We saw a lot of confusion, hardship, and hope.  We watched as our health care infrastructure was nearly overcome. We saw a Naval hospital ship dock cityside. We saw medical staff, postal workers, clerks…
World No Tobacco Day
Tobacco companies are targeting kids – a digital campaign that fought back.  Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year which means tobacco companies lose 8 million customers each year. Any product that loses such a huge customer base every year needs to do some pretty aggressive marketing. Tobacco products are no different. During Worl…


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