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 9th Annual Shorty Awards Best use of Emojis

This award honors those most effective and creative use of emojis by a brand, agency or organization. This could be a one off response to a news event or cultural phenomenon or part of a larger marketing campaign strategy.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Tillamook: “Fill the Plates”
In 2016, farmer-owned dairy cooperative, Tillamook, launched #RealFoodSunday–a social media effort to get people eating Real Food, at least 1 day a week.After a year of inspiring fans to eat Real Food, we wanted to align with people's natural desire to give back during the holiday season, and empower them to give Real Food to families struggling...
Poop Pants
For years, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a remaster of one game in the franchise over any other: Modern Warfare (AKA Call of Duty 4). This was a title revered by millions and one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time, so we were tasked with giving its return an equally epic announcement. While Activision had been secretly w...
The Philadelphia Emoji Keyboard: Sharing Brotherly Love In Messaging
As the Philadelphia's region official tourism marketing organization, we wanted Philadelphia to be part of these conversations and give fans of Philly a fun, free way to express themselves when they're feeling pumped like Rocky, wise like Benjamin Franklin or hungry for a cheesesteak.But we knew that petitioning the Unicode Consortium for Philad...
Welcome to the world of Trips.In late 2016, Airbnb expanded beyond the home with the launch of a suite of new products. Chief among them was Airbnb Experiences. Over 700 bookable immersions that let people experience a city through the life of someone that that lives there; from elite running in Nairobi to burlesque dancing in London. Airbnb lau...
USA Track & Field Trackmoji App
USA Track & Field partnered with Sportsmojis to create a track & field inspired app, Trackmoji. Just in time for the Olympics, the Trackmoji app had more than 300 inspired track & field emojis. Trackmoji provided the perfect way for track & field lovers to communicate and express themselves as well as get them excited for the 2016 Rio Summer Oly...


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