ENTER THE 2021 SHORTY IMPACT AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

Social Campaigns

Community

Arts & Culture

Civic Engagement

Disability Awareness

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Gender Equality

Education & Community

Financial Literacy

Public Safety

Youth & Family

Environment

Conservation & Preservation

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

Social & Racial Justice

Animal Rights & Welfare

Humanitarian Aid & Developing Nations

Social Justice & Human Rights

Racial Justice

Veteran & Service Support

Health & Wellness

Fitness & Nutrition

Mental Health

Public Health

Reproductive Health

Grassroots

Grassroots Efforts

Self-Defined (Social Campaigns)

Self-Defined

Social Presence

Single-Platform

Clubhouse

Discord

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Reddit

Snapchat

TikTok

Triller

Tumblr

Twitch

Twitter

YouTube

Multi-Platform

Multi-Platform

Emerging Platform

Emerging Platform

Social Hit

Single Post or Activation (viral)

Clapback

Social Engagement

Community Management

Community Management

Engagement Tools

Access & Rewards

Call to Action

Chatbots

Contests

Gamification

Polls & Surveys

Integrated Experiences

Fundraising

Live Events

Shopping

Television

Real Time Response

Real Time Response

User Generated Content

User Generated Content

Self-Defined (Social Engagement)

Self-Defined

Social Partnerships

Brand Partnership

Celebrity Partnership

Entertainment Partnership

Influencer Partnership

Non-Profit Partnership

2021 SHORTY PHENOM AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

Individuals

Account Management

Analytics

Animation

Art Direction

Brand Marketing

Campaign Management

Communications

Community Management

Copywriting

Creative Direction

Culture

Data Analysis

Design

Editing

Illustration

Partnership Management

Photography

Production

Project Management

Public Relations

Research

Sales

Strategy

Talent Management

Self-Defined

Team

Account Team

Analytics Team

Client Team

Communications Team

Community Team

Content Team

Creative Team

Culture Team

Design Team

Legal Team

Marketing Team

Partnership Team

PR Team

Production Team

Research Team

Sales Team

Social Media Team

Strategy Team

Video Team

Self-Defined

Leader

Account Team Leader

Analytics Team Leader

Client Team Leader

Communications Team Leader

Community Team Leader

Content Team Leader

Creative Team Leader

Culture Team Leader

Design Team Leader

Legal Team Leader

Marketing Team Leader

Partnership Team Leader

PR Team Leader

Production Team Leader

Research Team Leader

Sales Team Leader

Social Media Team Leader

Strategy Team Leader

Video Team Leader

Self-Defined

Voice

Clubhouse Voice

Discord Voice

Facebook Voice

Instagram Voice

LinkedIn Voice

Pinterest Voice

Reddit Voice

TikTok Voice

Triller Voice

Tumblr Voice

Twitter Voice

YouTube Voice

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Web Series

Its ratings might not be powered by Nielsen, but whenever they post a new episode, thousands watch. Furthermore, these shows are constantly connecting with their fans through Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook and even on-air. These web series’ truly show that they would be nothing without their fans.

Finalists

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Braless with Laci Green
YouTube star Laci began as a sexpert blogger, offering frank advice to teens and young people on her show Sex+. What began as a hobby turned into speaking engagements and lectures and a variety web show with MTV called Braless with Laci Green. The show focuses on feminist politics, using pop culture and trending news as a launchpad to talk about d…
finalist
Decoded with Franchesca Ramsey
Decoded with Franchesca Ramsey is a YouTube-based MTV News show that tackles race in pop culture, even when it’s uncomfortable, taboo, or controversial. Franchesca’s “Shit White Girls Say… To Black Girls" video hit 11 million views, which prompted MTV to tap her for a weekly show with restrained, if-you-don’t-laugh-you’ll-weep style humor. Partner…
finalist
Honest Trailers
Since 2012, Honest Trailers has been slamming the worst and the best of film and television under the Screen Junkies YouTube umbrella, starting with The Phantom Menace and reaching their hundredth episode in May of last year with their takedown of 50 Shades of Grey. Racking up over a billion views overall, nobody is safe: the epic movie voiceover …
finalist
Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures
Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures is a partnership with Jim Henson Co., New Form Digital, and PJ Liguori—YouTube vlogger KickThePj—whose story was selected through a YouTube incubator contest. Following the adventures of a young man sent to manage his uncle’s zany, supernaturally inhabited hotel, Oscar’s Hotel stars PewDiePie, Grace Helbig, …
finalist
You Do You
BuzzFeed’s first scripted narrative web series is here. You Do You was released online in 2015 through weekly episodes viewable for free on YouTube and an instant full-season purchase on iTunes internationally. Following the Los Angeles-based adventures of BFF twentysomethings Quinta, Sara, Ella, and Ashly, the show tackles—in two- to three-minute…

Nominees

Cyanide & Happiness
Based on the webcomic of the same name, Cyanide and Happiness is the animated counterpart, still tackling pop culture, racism, and current events in politics with stick figures. The storylines are zany, stream-of-consciousness tales from creators Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, and Dave McElfatrick, but the group isn’t afraid to air “unfunny" pieces with Depre…
Just Between Us
Allison and Gaby are the writers/creators of the comedy channel just between us. It's part sketch show, taking on single life and friendship. The dynamic is classic odd couple, with Gaby being the militant feminist free-spirited one, and Allison forever chasing the traditional settling-down life, like Los Angeles’ own Abbi and Ilana. They act as the “worst…
SnapperHero
With each episode only 100–200 seconds long, Snapchat’s first original scripted programming, SnapperHero, follows a fictional superhero and his friends and nemeses, and users get to weigh in on what superpowers every character will have. The show “aired" on Snapchat in early 2015, for 24 hours each, and then disappeared forever. “It’s like a slice of cake. …
The Hotwives of Las Vegas
Off their successful Real Housewives parody The Hotwives of Orlando, Hulu returned with The Hotwives of Las Vegas. Word has it the cast was so convincing they were mistaken for ladies of the night on the Strip while filming, a testament to their spot-on, scathing social commentary on reality shows. Viewers have cited the show allows people to get their kick…
The Katering Show
A fake Australian reality show meets a Food Network parody, The Katering Show follows “food intolerant" Kate McCartney and “intolerable foodie" Kate McClennan through angry, raunchy, screamy romps in the kitchen—sometimes they cook, but often they’re fielding questions from their audience or devolving into personal dramas. The duo uploads episodes to their …
Whine About It
To Matt Bellassai of BuzzFeed and BuzzFeed BFF, literally everything is the worst. Except Beyonce and One Direction. Whine About It episodes begin with Matt chugging a half bottle of wine before launching into a tirade, as his co-workers try to get work done in the background. The schtick grew from his annoyed-with-everything Twitter persona into a series w…