The Shorty Impact Awards invite any organization, including agencies, brands, networks, services, non-profits, etc., to enter corporate social responsibility and sustainability campaigns that organizational and marketing teams have worked so hard to realize. While the Shorty Awards have long-honored the best of social media, this competition includes efforts made by organizations to improve sustainability and diversity internally, foster globally-minded business partnerships and increase employee community and civic engagement.
All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the dates listed below.†
IMPACT AWARDS PRICING
PHENOM AWARDS PRICING
†Deadlines subject to change.
NOTE: Entries must be completed and paid for by the deadline date to receive that pricing.
You can now edit your entry details first and pay at the end. You will not be able to edit your entry after payment, so make sure it is finalized and completed before you pay.
Payment can be made securely by credit card using our online entry form. Entry fees are non-refundable. The same project may be entered in multiple categories (each entry requires a separate entry fee).
To be eligible, the work entered must have been at least partially live between August 1st, 2020 and July 31st, 2021. Unless otherwise noted in the category description, spec work and incomplete work are not eligible.
For the Impact Awards:
Objective: Describe the objectives and goals that lead to the implementation of your campaign or initiative. Up to 250 words.
Strategy & Implementation Describe your entry’s strategy, implementation and key features. Up to 500 words.
Results: Lay out the results of your work and how it successfully met your team’s objectives and goals. Up to 250 words.
Entry image: Upload a hero image that best represents your entry. We ask that you upload multiple images (listed below), but only the image uploaded as the hero image will appear in your entry header.
All entries are required to upload the following images:
- An image representative of the person or team that you are nominating (at least 1080 pixels on one side recommended) (required for Phenom Awards ONLY)
- Horizontal Hero Image (1920x1080 pixels minimum)
- Square Social Image (1080x1080 pixels minimum)
- Vertical Social Image (1080x1920 pixels minimum)
- Horizontal Social Image (1200x675 pixels minimum)
- At least one image for judging (at least 1080 pixels on one side recommended)
Images must be .jpg, .png, or .gif, 5MB max size.
Additional information/links: You may include any additional information that will help judges evaluate creativity and effectiveness, including landing pages, social streams, videos, etc.
Credits / Team recognition: Give credit to all the people who contributed to your entry’s success!
For the Phenom Awards:
Brief: Please provide us a brief case on why you believe your nominee(s) deserve to win a Shorty Phenom Award. Up to 500 words.
Testimonial Video: Please provide a link to a "testimonial video" here that tells us why you (and others?) think that your nominee should win a Shorty Phenom Award. Feel free to be creative. Even just shoot it right now in vertical on your phone!
Link to Work: Please provide link(s) that showcase work by your nominee(s). Although optional, we highly recommend adding at least one link (when possible) so that jurors can view the work of your nominee(s).
The Shorty Impact Awards recognize excellence in the professional social media community.
All entries will be scored by the judges on these major criteria*:
* Starting this year, entries will be organized based on their entry type (B2B, B2C, Non-profit, or Healthcare) to ensure that similar entries are judged against each other, providing jurors an apples-to-apples judging experience and providing a level playing field for all entries and entrants.
Winners, honorees and finalists will be determined by four rounds of voting by the jury: In/Out voting, 1-10 ranking, statue voting, and then a discussion by the jury to finalize their decisions. Winners will be determined based on the quality of the work presented. Not every category is guaranteed to have a winner, and some categories may have multiple winners. The jury's decision is final and neither the organizers nor the panel will enter into any correspondence about them.
Finalists will be announced in early November. Join our mailing list to stay updated.
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