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Rules & Criteria
Rules & Criteria
Frequently Asked questions
Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below!
When does the Impact Awards open?
The 7th Annual Shorty Impact Awards will be open for entries on June 1, 2022
What are the Shorty Impact Awards?
The Shorty Impact Awards is an international award show that recognizes purposeful work that uses social media and digital to change the world and drive positive changes in society.
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How to split my entry in two?
Separating entries has to be done before the payment is submitted. Go to our submission site, fulfill the necessary information, select one of your categories and click "add to cart". Once in the cart, go to the upper right-hand side menu (under your name), click on "+add entry", and start the process all over again. Repeat the process if you're splitting more than 2 categories. If you already submitted it, send an email to
, the team will reach out to provide support.
Who are the 14th Shorty Awards winners and finalists?
Winners for the 14th Annual Shorty Awards have been announced. Check out the
full list of winners.
Where can I view 14th Annual Gold, Silver and Bronze Honorees?
Honorees can be found on the
list of winners.
What is the voting period?
The voting period is a time frame in which the public is able to vote for their favorite campaigns. This period is an opportunity for all entrants to promote their campaigns on social media or any other media streams! All entrants are invited to participate. The work with the highest number of votes will get the Audience Honor 🥳
Does public voting influence winner selection?
No. Winners and Honorees are chosen by the jury. Public voting is solely to win the Audience Honor.
What is non-profit pricing?
Nonprofit organizations are eligible for a $100 USD discount per category fee. Please
to inquire about this discounted fee.
There are no additional discounts offered at this time.
When is the Shorty Awards?
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Who is the Real Time Academy?
Composed of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, the Real Time Academy (sometimes shortened to “The Academy” or “RTA”) plays a vital role in recognizing the top content creators, influencers and organizations on social media. The Academy is responsible for shaping the criteria and rules of the Shorty Awards and, when serving as acting members of the jury, selecting Shorty Award winners.
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When will the Shorty Awards announce winners?
The Shorty team expects to announce the Shorty 14 Winners in May 2022.
What are the Shorty Awards?
The Shorty Awards honors brands, agencies and nonprofits work across social and digital.
What's the different between Impact Awards & Shorty Awards?
The Impact Awards evaluates the effectiveness and creativity of cause-related work in social media. The Shorty Awards evaluates all types of work submitted across social and digital and includes work both with and without a social good cause.
Do you have to pay to enter the awards?
Yes, the price is applied per sub-category selected, meaning that if you pay for two sub-categories the cost of two entries will apply.
How are Agency & Brand of the year scored?
The agencies, brands and non-profit organizations with the highest scores will be eligible for Agency of the Year, Brand of the Year or Non-Profit of the Year and will be deliberated upon by members of the Real Time Academy.
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THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS
The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!
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