Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The early entry deadline is on December 9th, 2021.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best use of Virtual Reality

This award honors the most creative and effective use of virtual reality in a social media marketing campaign.


Step Into the "Circle of Life" - The Lion King VR Experience
Now in its 19 th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere in 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 80 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 132 years. On Broadway, THE LION KING continues to rein number one at the box office, cl…
2015 MTV EMA
The 2015 MTV EMA was the year's biggest international music event, broadcast live from Milan's Mediolanum Forum on 60+ international MTV channels. Our target audience of millennial music lovers around the globe is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to be entertained, and we wanted to deliver on this, providing passionate fans with an imme…
Best Use of Virtual Reality – “Survive the Strain” Virtual Reality Experience
Imagine New York on the brink of a vampire apocalypse… Where would you go? How would you plan your escape? Would you make it out alive?To build buzz for The Strain's highly anticipated second season at Comic-Con, FX transported fans directly into The Strain's apocalyptic world, allowing them to feel the thrills of vampire battle first hand through…
Driver's Seat VR Experience
Infiniti designs cars that empower drivers. But there's nothing empowering about walking around concept cars you can't touch or experience. So at the 2015 Pebble Beach Automotive Week, we created two immersive virtual reality experiences to create a loophole that put guests behind the wheel of the Q60 and QX30 Concept cars.The films could also be …
Experience the TOMS Virtual Giving Trip
TOMS 360-degree Virtual Giving Trip video allows people to experience firsthand what it's like to give TOMS Giving Shoes to children in need. This VR experience enables the TOMS community to see the impact they have when they purchase a pair of TOMS through the One for One business model.
Ultimate Immersion: GoPro Spherical and VR
As the world's most versatile camera, our goal is to enable incredibly engaging and immersive content. Staying competitive and innovative in our content creation was paramount in 2015 so we teamed up with our friends at Facebook as an exclusive spherical partner for the launch of 360-degree videos for News Feed. It was epic.Our mission with VR …


Nissan set out to create a splash at the Dubai International Motor Show, and break away from the Automotive industry convention of prioritizing rational, product benefits over emotional connections. Geared towards buyers and intenders, the #IAmagent23 concept engaged consumers at the show with a once-in-a-lifetime, immersive experience. Merging a physical a…
#StrongCan Help Take You Along For The Ride
The BackgroundEvery day people are surrounded by claims that convey what makes one wireless carrier better than the next; "The newest network", "the largest network", "the most reliable network." But with many carriers saying similar things, it's easy to see why people think that all wireless networks are the same.When AT&T was deemed "the nation's stronges…
'Absolut Reality' – ABSOLUT Labs, Forever Beta and Crowdtap
How does a spirits brand make itself more accessible in a space where flashy ads and aspirational messaging is the standard? ABSOLUT was throwing an epic party at Brooklyn's trendiest music club, but since the brand is all about accessibility, the team wanted to bring the unique nightlife experience to more people.
2015 “MTV Video Music Awards”: Live 360 Virtual Reality Red Carpet & VMA 360 Experience
The "MTV Video Music Awards" have a long-standing history in multi-platform digital innovation, owed largely to MTV's commitment to reinvent the VMA experience year after year, ensuring the network's connected fans have access to the biggest, freshest, and most cutting-edge activations on multiple devices. One of the goals of the 2015 "MTV Video Music Award…
Frida Kahlo Mobile Guide at NY Botanical Gardens
Every summer, the New York Botanical Gardens has a big exhibit, and for three years in a row now we've worked with them using money from a Bloomberg grant that aims to create interactive experiences with educational spaces. This summer, from May-November, NYBG was showing "Art.Garden.Life." an exhibit on Frida Kahlo that smashed attendance records for the g…
House on Hallow Hill
This year for Halloween, we wanted to engage, interact and connect with Guests like never before. So, we created the "House on Hallow Hill"—a first of its kind series of 360º fully interactive videos.
Lexus Elevate
The film Lexus Elevate is an immersive, 360-degree film experience that uses the Samsung Gear VR + Samsung Galaxy S6 to reveal what inspires pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde to love the sport of cycling.
Virtually Porsche
Porsche Cars North America built a Porsche Experience Center (PEC) in Atlanta to provide an immersive brand experience for prospective buyers. The PEC gives consumers an easy way to become fully immersed in the Porsche brand, from exploring the elaborate space itself to test driving the newest sports cars. However, the PEC remains limited to those in the At…