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 6th Annual Shorty Awards Kickstarter of the Year

Ever wish you could be one of the members of Shark Tank? Websites like Kickstarter.com have given the opportunity for millions of people to be venture capitalists and investors in products that are the invention of the brilliant people who might not have the ability to get their ideas in front of the Mark Cubans of the world!

The Shorty Award for the Kickstarter of the Year recognizes an impactful, viral and successful Kickstarter campaign. The 7 Kickstarter campaigns with the most nominations in this category will become finalists after the nomination period ends, subject to all other rules. To be eligible for a nomination, all Kickstarter campaigns must have been started in 2013, and listed on Kickstarter.com.


MacKenzie Bourg: I'm a singer/songwriter trying to make my first record and a difference. I sing from the heart. I cannot thank you enough for taking this journey with me in chasing the dream. This project is to raise the funds to create my DEBUT EP, Everyone's Got A Story. I need every bit of help from YOU but not to worry, I thought of some pret…
"Button Eyes" is a short music film starring Alexander Vlahos with music by Chris Hyson produced by Wolfheart Productions. In February, Chris Hyson launched his new beautiful jazz album "Little Moon Man." And to promote this, his old friend Alexander Vlahos, from BBC's Merlin and Privates, offered to help make a music video for one of the tracks -…
Missing Worlds Media presents City of Titans, the superhero MMORPG being developed by The Phoenix Project in the spirit of City of Heroes. Our goal is to deliver a unique massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, created from the community of a lost universe, to build a new community for a new world. A brave new world containing a wealth of p…
Experience a full album of chiptune-style music bridging retro sounds & modern production from game composer Jimmy Hinson. Jimmy Hinson, (Big Giant Circles) is a video game music composer best known for his work on Mass Effect 2, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, Puzzle Juice, Extreme Road Trip 2, and Pocket Mine.
Joey Richter and friends bring you a magical comedy about a group of slacker roommates - one of whom is a genie. Craig the Genie is an episodic comedy series written by Brandon Blanks and Jordan P. Kelley that follows Pat (Patrick McLaughlin), a slacker/history buff attempting to reform his ways in order to responsibly transition into adulthood. H…
Turn-based tactical combat for PC and Mac, set in the steam-powered world of the award-winning WARMACHINE tabletop game. Imagine wading into battle with a squad of skilled warriors at your command, a cadre of ten-ton robots that obey your every thought, and the power of a thunderstorm in the palm of your hand. That’s what we want you to experience…


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.

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