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 use of Live Streaming Video

This award honors the most creative and effective use of live streaming video in a social good campaign, initiative or project. Entries may include use of live video platforms such as Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Twitter Live/Periscope, Twitch and more.

See previous winners and honorees here.


"Together at Home" Instagram Concert Series
Global Citizen’s sole focus is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. But in 2020, with the growing spread of COVID-19, Global Citizen immediately realized that this virus would have a massive impact on the ability to reach that goal. Estimates have stated that the economic impact of COVID-19 could force an additional 71 million people into extreme…
Celebrity Jackbox: Games & Giving
Jackbox Games was looking for a way to engage its fans across the world during these unique and trying times due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  They saw an opportunity to not only entertain their audience while social distancing at home but also help raise money and awareness for a number of amazing organizations helping to combat everyday challenges …
Museum’s Closure Due to COVID-19 Opens New Opportunity to Teach Holocaust History
Each year, 1.7 million visitors tour the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn about Holocaust history, honor the victims, and recognize the resilience of Holocaust survivors. With Museum doors temporarily closed during our busiest season due to COVID-19, we wanted our audience to know that learning about the Holocaust doesn’t have to s…
Twitch Stream Aid
COVID-19 separated us all—from each other, sports, concerts, movie theatres, and what we knew as normal. Twitch was already known as a place that brings people together online, forming communities and interpersonal bonds. Since its inception, Twitch’s live streaming and live chat features have created an interactive, real-time community environmen…
Verizon - PayItForwardLIVE
In March 2020, COVID-19 brought America to a stand-still. Everyone was sheltering at home, and millions of small businesses across the country were closed—with no sense of when or even if they’d ever open again.   As the company that builds the networks that move the world forward, Verizon wanted to deliver on its brand mission to support sm…


Education City Speaker Series: Race and Identity in the 21st Century
Launched in November 2018, the Education City Speaker Series (ECSS) is aimed to build a community around knowledge sharing and discourse, provide a platform for Qatar Foundation (QF) and the wider community for open dialogue, discourse, and critical thinking, and increase QF's local and international brand awareness. One of our campaigns for ECSS welcome…
Hey There, Human
HEY THERE, HUMAN began on March 19, in response to California’s COVID-19 Safer At Home order that was issued just days earlier. It was a passion project for SoulPancake and its co-founder, Rainn Wilson, whose sole purpose was to give people some upliftment and much needed human connection during this bizarre and difficult time. In each episode of the Ins…
Human By Orientation Pride Site
To the queer community, Pride month is an important time to gather, celebrate, and continue the pursuit of equal rights. Four months into 2020, over 400 Pride celebrations worldwide had been canceled. This not only stripped the LGBTQIA+ community of safe outlets to celebrate their queer identity, but also left the community fragmented. Our main objective of…
No Kid Hungry Live with Busy Philipps
Since 2008, No Kid Hungry has raised over $80M in funds through campaigns like Dine for No Kid Hungry by uniting the restaurant industry around the goal of ending childhood hunger in America.  For the past two years, No Kid Hungry carried out a roadshow with physical events across the country to kick off the campaign. In 2019, No Kid Hungry challenged thems…
Team Liquid Quarathon
The goal was simple: Contribute to the fight against COVID-19 through awareness, fundraising, and a little bit of levity for those impacted by the disease. As one of the world's leading esports organizations,Team Liquid is no stranger to livestreaming. And, what better way to leverage the organization's expertise than supporting a worthy cause? Enter Qu…
Telemundo & El Poder En Ti - Nuestros Negocios | Hispanic Small Business Covid-19 Response Campaign
The launch of Telemundo’s Nuestros Negocios campaign was a direct response to the devastating blow COVID-19 presented to the Latino Small Business community. One in every four small businesses in the U.S. is Hispanic-owned and 75 percent of new businesses in the U.S are created by Hispanics. These fast-growing enterprises are what fuel the economic engine o…

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.

shorty awards finalists will be announced in mid-march!