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

Shorty Awards Rules Impact Awards

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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.

Entry Deadlines & Fees

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the dates listed below.†

IMPACT AWARDS PRICING

Date
Regular
Non-Profit

Early Entry
June 22nd, 2021 to July 27th, 2021
$349
$299
Regular Entry
July 28th, 2021 to August 31st, 2021
$449
$399
Late Entry
September 1st, 2021 to September 28th, 2021
$549
$499

PHENOM AWARDS PRICING

Date
Regular
Non-Profit

Single Deadline
June 22nd, 2021 to September 28th, 2021
$249
$199


†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).

Eligibility

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.

Entry Content

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).

Judging and Judging Criteria

The Shorty Impact Awards recognize excellence in the professional social media community.

All entries will be scored by the judges on these major criteria*:

  • Creativity & originality: Unique and innovative execution, quality and originality of the creative, aesthetic impression, and overall original impact of the approach, user engagement and social experience.
  • Effectiveness & impact: Overall effectiveness of the campaign - did it achieve the desired objectives and results (be specific)? What social impact was made as a result of this effort?

* 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.

Selecting Winners, Honorees and Finalists

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.

Contact

Email us at [email protected].

Privacy

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Administrator; Release; Limitation of Liability

The Shorty Awards are administered by Shorty Awards LLC (“Shorty Awards”), which will be entitled to make all final decisions regarding the awards in its sole discretion.

Shorty Awards reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, cancel or modify the Shorty Awards at any time. By participating in the Shorty Awards, whether as a nominee, a nominator or otherwise, each participant agrees to release and hold Shorty Awards and its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, consultants and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the awards, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Shorty Awards reserves the right to publish all entries wholly or in part, as case studies or for publicity purposes.

PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT PARTICIPATION IN THE SHORTY AWARDS SHALL BE AT THEIR SOLE RISK. IN NO EVENT SHALL SHORTY AWARDS BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING) OR (II) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) $100. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

User Submissions; Appearance Release

Any and all content submitted by a nominator, a nominee or any other participant in the Shorty Awards is referred to in these Terms of Service as a "User Submission." Each participant shall be solely responsible for his or her own User Submissions and the consequences of submitting them. By submitting a User Submission, the participant represents and warrants that he or she owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to his or her User Submissions (and all content included therein), including the right to authorize Shorty Awards to use the User Submissions in the manner contemplated herein. By submitting the User Submissions to us for public display, the participant hereby grants us an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in any media formats now or hereafter created and through any media channels now or hereafter created. Finally, by submitting the User Submission, the participant represents and warrants that the submission is not done in violation of any state, federal, or international law or regulation, including, but not limited to, laws regulating personal data protection.

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