11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Awards Best Use of Game Mechanics (Gamification) in a Social Media Campaign

While some would argue that life itself is a game, the social web is certainly turning out to be like a game, as demonstrated by companies like Foursquare and Zynga. This award honors a campaign or social app that best uses gaming elements to increase engagement and virality. Please note that the entry doesn’t need to be for a game, it just needs to incorporate gaming mechanics such as points, leaderboards, badges, incentives and challenges. Click here to see the previous winner and nominees.

Social Bonus - Judges will award a social bonus to Industry Award entries that are shared the most by clients, colleagues and industry experts. Direct people to your entry page where they can click one of the share buttons.


Angry Birds "Intel Adventure"
To create an experience that our target audience would embrace, we teamed up with the biggest property in all of mobile/social gaming: Rovio and Angry Birds. The resulting program, “Angry Birds in Ultrabook" adventure launched at the beginning of August and lived within Intel’s Facebook page. The game included 10 new Intel-themed levels including a new I...
B Connected Social
B Connected Social is the first comprehensive social gaming platform linked to a casino industry loyalty program. B Connected Social rewards customers for using the B Connected Online web site, the B Connected Mobile App, or sharing offers and events on their favorite social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Customers earn B Connected Social points ...
Bunchball powers MTV's EMA MegaFan Competition to Increase Fan Engagement
Bunchball partnered with Viacom International Media Networks to gamify the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) for the second year in a row. Viacom integrated Bunchball’s Nitro platform to increase audience excitement and engagement leading up to the show. Bunchball and MTV transformed the 2011 and 2012 MTV EMAs sites into a “MegaFan Competition" to encou...
Century 21 Real Estate Moves Into SimCity Social
Century 21 and Mullen identified an opportunity to reach today’s social homebuyers in a unique and engaging way - by purchasing virtual real estate in one of the most popular Facebook games, Electronic Arts’ SimCity Social. We created a branded structure - a CENTURY 21 Office Building – that players could build in their city to earn virtual currency (...
Jiffy Lube Anxiety Crusher Facebook Game
Looking to drive consumer engagement and interaction with the Jiffy Lube brand, we created a fun and engaging first-of-its-kind Facebook game called 'Anxiety Crusher'. This rip-roaring monster truck game allows people to crush their greatest vehicle maintenance anxieties, like evil tow trucks, engine lights, and expensive repair bills. We chose Facebook a...
Lord Somersby's Friendly Challenge
Carlsberg’s premium cider brand, Somersby set out on a mission to create an engaging, share-worthy, branded social gaming experience that invites consumers to interact and play with the brand and share with their friends. The "Lord Somersby" brand property is a fictional character, who defies time and geography, made popular through traditional advert...
Nickelodeon's 2012 Kids' Choice Awards
This past March, Nickelodeon celebrated its 25th Kids’ Choice Awards. Fans cast a record-breaking 223 million votes, up 11% from 2011’s record of 200 million. To get to that astounding number, Nickelodeon’s marketing team developed a social media campaign with two goals. First, extend voting to new platforms to increase votes and chatter. Second, leverage...
Propel - Kiip
Propel worked with Kiip to develop a custom program that took advantage of their existing rewards network, and applied it to fitness applications. They developed a system that delivered real-world rewards to users when they had a “moment" of achievement with fitness apps. Since every moment was unique to the individual, the program was developed to unders...

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, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City