SHORTY AWARDS RULES

The Shorty Awards is an international awards competition honoring brands, agencies and organizations producing groundbreaking work across digital and social. Winners for the 14th Annual Shorty Awards have been announced!

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ENTRY DEADLINES & FEES

*Dates are subject to change

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SUBMITTING AN ENTRY

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET.

You will be able to edit your entry after payment. All entries must be finalized and published by the late deadline to be eligible for an award..

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 January 1st, 2021 and December 31st, 2021. Unless otherwise noted in the category description, spec work and incomplete work are not eligible.

The Shorty Awards gives all entrants the opportunity to compete for the Audience Honor. This is a separate recognition given to the entry that gets the highest number of public votes. Public voting does not affect awarded winners and distinctions, which are still determined by the judging members of the Real Time Academy

JUDGING CRITERIA

The Shorty Awards are judged by the Real Time Academy. Experts and leaders in digital and social media, members of the Academy have been selected on the basis of their deep industry knowledge, professional reputation and outstanding achievements, including previous Shorty wins. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria.

Engagement

Entries should demonstrate how the work was key in successfully driving positive interaction with the target audience.

Creativity/Originality/Innovation

Entries should demonstrate how their work is memorable and/or inspiring for its well-executed, “out of the box” originality and innovation.

Strategy

Entries should include a clearly defined and effective strategic plan that was key to the organization meeting their objectives.

Please note: Selected industry experts are asked to judge The Shorty Awards according to their area of expertise. This ensures a true jury of your peers are responsible for considering the work and that it will be judged fairly and accurately.

The agencies, brands and non-profit organizations with the highest number of points will be eligible for Agency of the Year, Brand of the Year or Non-Profit of the year.

PRIVACY POLICY

All information submitted through the Shorty Awards is subject to our privacy policy.
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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.In addition, any person who attends the awards ceremony or any other event associated with the Shorty Awards hereby grants us the irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform any audio recordings, photographs, video or other images in which such person may be included that are taken at such event, whether accurate or distorted in character or form, without restrictions to changes or transformations, in conjunction with such person’s own name or a fictitious name at our discretion, or no name at all.The use of any trademark, service mark or logo of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube or any other media outlet is not meant to imply such media outlet’s endorsement of, or affiliation, with The Shorty Awards in any way.We will not tolerate violations of intellectual property rights. If you are a copyright owner and believe that any User Submission or other Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). To provide us notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of “DMCA Infringement Notification Dept.” at. Shorty Awards LLC, 96 Spring Street, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10012 or by email to [email protected] that sets forth the information specified by the DMCA (see http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512). You may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright.

THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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