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 Overall Brand Presence on Tumblr

Tumblr has emerged as a powerful platform for individuals to run a blog or give birth to a meme. Now brands and industries such as fashion, music, and news are tapping into the power of Tumblr to launch new products, share content and engage with consumers. This award honors the brand that has best balanced wit, voice, creativity and reblogability on their Tumblr blog. 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.


Comedy Central Tumblr
The official Tumblr blog of Comedy Central, home of South Park, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Tosh.0, Key & Peele, incredible stand-up specials and more.One of the first entertainment brands to enter the Tumblr arena, we approach our blog from the point-of-view of a comedy fan and with an enthusiastic appreciation of the Tumblr platform an...
Newsweek & The Daily Beast on Tumblr
Newsweek & The Daily Beast maintain a growing network of Tumblr blogs run by key staffers throughout the organization. Altogether, our followers number nearly 250,000. Our "tentpole" would be the Newsweek Tumblr, which has been consistently named as one of the best. Cheat Sheet, our Tumblr companion to The Daily Beast, mirrors one of the site’s ...
Now You're Cooking
To help ambitious home cooks get more creative and inspired, appliance manufacture Electrolux and creative agency House of Radon created the online food-destination Now You’re Cooking – hosted on Tumblr. The campaign revolves around the insight that people don’t use recipe books anymore, and instead cook off online recipes, blogs, etc. So the id...
VH1 on Tumblr
VH1 is more than a TV network. The brand itself is a bold and successful mash-up of music,pop-culture and nostalgia, a high-energy hub where everything is “more" – more fun, more bold, and more exciting. VH1.Tumblr.com brings all of the individually celebrated VH1 properties and ideas together for consumers to indulge in and claim ownership...
In response to the popularity of sharing animated GIFs on Tumblr, HBO GIRLS launched a focused Tumblr presence that shares fan-created GIFs from the series in the style of the “What Should We Call Me" Tumblr meme. WSWCG uses the What Should We Call ____ format to include “GIRLS" in each GIF caption, highlighting the relatability of the serie...


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