10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The late entry deadline is February 22, 2018

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Best in Activism

There are so many important causes to fight for in the world right now. And with so many things happening in the world every day, social media makes it easier to follow the progress made on a daily basis. Through writing, teaching, photography, speaking and many other forms, these activists share their work, as well as their colleagues to help fight the good fight.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Social Good Campaign Shorty Award.
Amber Tamblyn
Actress Amber Tamblyn has enjoyed an illustrious acting career, appearing in some of the biggest shows on television, like House, Joan of Arcadia, and of course General Hospital. But 2017 saw Amber ste...
America Ferrera
An Emmy and Golden Globe winner, America Ferrera has become one of the most outspoken actresses in Hollywood, especially when it comes to women’s rights and equality. Serving as the opening speaker at ...
Cameron Russell
Cameron Russell has always been interested in exposing truths in the world around her, especially in the fashion industry where she works. For years, the Columbia University graduate used social media ...
Dan Savage
Don’t let his Twitter handle fool you, @fakedansavage is most definitely the real Dan Savage. And his last name is quite fitting, as Dan has racked up 325K+ Twitter followers by being a brash, bold, an...
Deray McKesson
Deray McKesson has seemingly been everywhere lately. Over the course of 2017, The Washington Post and The New York Times wrote various articles on him, he appeared on TV shows like Chelsea and The Oppo...
Eileen Kelly
There are plenty of topics people shy away from, but Eileen Kelly prefers to steer right into the eye of the storm. At just 21 years of age, Eileen has played an important role in opening up discussion...
Erica Garner
Due to police brutality, Eric Garner met an early death in 2014 at the hands of the NYPD, despite his pleas for help. Immediately following the injustice, his daughter Erica became active in the fight ...
Kailash Satyarthi
Recognizing that social media is the best way to spread your message to people as quickly as possible, Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi is very active on Twitter. With over 2M follow...
Laurie David
A hall-of-famer when it comes to fighting climate change, Laurie David stepped out of retirement in 2017 to fight the good fight. She re-teamed with Al Gore to produce An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to ...
Tarana Burke
Initially without a hashtag, the Me Too movement was created in 2006 by Tarana Burke, who put the powerful words on a sign and held it up (the old fashioned version of tweeting) to raise awareness abou...
Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez
Every year, the environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez outdoes himself. He’s had major articles written about him since age 14, spoken at the UN three times by 15, and now, at 17, released h...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

final Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18