10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. See below for official categories.

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 LGBTQ Community Engagement

This award honors brands, organizations and institutions that use social media to effectively engage and collaborate with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer communities.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Encouraging Health for All
In 2017 the California Endowment took part in the CBS EcoMedia Wellness Advertising Program. EcoMedia's groundbreaking programs channel a portion of brands' ad-spends on CBS broadcast or digital media to fund critical education, environmental, veterans' and wellness projects by some of America's most effective nonprofits. In this case, that nonp...
Grindr's What the Flip?
Educate the community through Grindr's first ever web series exploring racism, ageism, and other forms of discrimination on dating apps with an easy social experiment. "What the Flip?" exposes the way we talk to each other, the good and the bad. But it also reminds us that we're still human, and that we can do a better job of how we represent ou...
Hotel Indigo Color of Pride
Hotel Indigo, the industry's first branded boutique hotel, launched its multifaceted Color of Discovery campaign for a second year in a row to grow awareness, consideration, and favorability with the ultimate goal of driving occupancy. Our social and content activations would support these goals by casting Hotel Indigo as the ultimate curator of...
The Carmilla Movie
The Carmilla Movie is a digital-first, fan-driven feature for an international audience produced by Shaftesbury, an award-winning creator and producer of original content. As a leading example of much-needed, and much-deserved, positive representation for the global LGBTQ+ community, The Carmilla Movie's goal was to double the brand's fanbase wo...
When We Rise Social Campaign
Working with ABC, we set out to create a variety of social content for When We Rise, a miniseries event chronicling the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. We wanted to engage fans by showcasing the multi-generational cast of characters while presenting the history of the movement, and stimulating conversation.
Wynonna Earp
Wynonna Earp, based off of the cult comic book by IDW, follows Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she's the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.Season 1 premiered on SYFY in 2016 to little fanfare, but with its quirky characte...


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


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