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 On a Shoestring Campaign

This award honors the most creative and effective social good campaign or initiative receiving little to no funds. Please make sure to include total budget as part of your entry.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Big Facts, Small Acts: Cover Our Community
TO ENCOURAGE OUR MOST VULNERABLE TO COVER UP AND WEAR MASKS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES. At the onset of the pandemic, it became clear that COVID-19 was disproportionately affecting Black and Latinx communities across the country, further emphasizing and exacerbating the racial inequalities within the United States. More exposur…
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by UN Foundation
COVID-19 showed us that diseases don’t respect borders; that humanity is only as strong as our weakest; and that we all depend on each other. The pandemic spread exponentially, and rapidly overwhelmed health systems, taking a huge toll on lives and livelihoods. So, when the World Health Organization (WHO) came to us in late February 2020 for help,…
Climate Cardinals
Climate Cardinals is an international nonprofit working to translate climate change research and information, making the climate movement more accessible to those who don’t speak English. We aim to educate those who are unaware of climate change and provide them with information on how they can help combat the crisis. Climate Cardinals was first e…
Saving the California Flower Farmers
When COVID-19 shut down most of the country mid-March, many industries were thrown into turmoil; but few were hit as hard as the American Flower Industry. Mere days from the beginning of their biggest season of the year (Easter, Graduation, Wedding Season, Mother's Day, etc.), they were shut down in quite literally every way. Even though they were…
staying in with philosophy
philosophy’s hope & grace initiative represents philosophy’s unending commitment to support mental health and wellbeing. Through the initiative, every philosophy product sold helps support community-based mental health efforts with financial grants focused on empowering women through the prevention and treatment of related issues. Since 2014, phil…


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The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

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