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 9th 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.See previous winners and honorees here.


Under the Net
Through the perspective of an 11-year-old girl named Amisa, this immersive documentary will give viewers a glimpse into what life is like in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania, expose the grave dangers of malaria, and show how bed nets can be a life-saving solution to preventing the disease.
Mr. Robot Virtual Reality Experience
USA Network's Golden Globe ® winning series Mr. Robot has become a global phenomenon, earning an energized and vocal fan-base that is often taking to social media to share their passion for the show. To offer fans deeper engagement with the series and to extend the narrative beyond the linear broadcast, USA Network collaborated with Mr. Robot cre…
Syfy's Incorporated presents a future that isn't too far off from our own, but it hyperbolizes the stark difference between the haves and havenots as we know them. We see tremendous luxury and brutal poverty—side by side. We see the bad rewarded and the good suffer. Ben, the protagonist is a company man with a fake identity and a hidden past. …
NBC News: Virtual Democracy Plaza
For the last three Presidential elections, NBC News transformed Rockefeller Center into "Democracy Plaza," an interactive, in-real-life celebration of the American electoral process. This year, NBC News extended the experience with the first-ever virtual reality experience for political coverage, "Virtual Democracy Plaza."In partnership with Altsp…
In the history of mankind, there have only been several hundreds humans lucky enough to fly into space and witness our beautiful planet from above. RT brings our dreams of being in space one step closer to becoming a reality. RT's objective was to become the first in history to produce a 360-degree video in a zero-gravity environment and show our …


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