9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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 Non-Profit

This award honors the most effective and creative use of social media by a non-profit organization. For non-profit pricing, please email industry@shortyawards.com.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

#BloombergConnects InstaMeets
At Bloomberg Philanthropies, we work to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. As an organization, we focus on creating lasting change in the areas of public health, environm...
#HofDebate16
Hofstra University hosted the first debate of the 2016 election cycle on September 26, becoming the only university ever to host three consecutive presidential debates. Originally designated an alterna...
#MyPotential
Harnessing the power of social media, specifically Facebook, #FREEAMERICA launched #MyPotential. The campaign shared diverse stories of the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, prison workers and advoc...
#QEIIGarden
Our motto is 'One Garden bringing together Neighbors, Commonwealth friends, and countless Angels.' The creation of the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden, in the heart of Lower Manhattan, was pro...
AMAZE
AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos— published on YouTube— that give youth all the answers they actually want to know about sex, their body and relationships. AMAZ...
Illustrators 4 Children
In September 2016, the world's leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York to discuss solutions to the global refugee and migrant crisis. One of UNICEF's main goals was to remind them that over ...
Little Things LCFA
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths - exceeding breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer combined – yet it remains significantly underfunded as a result of a lack of awareness...
Meals on Wheels “America, Let’s Do Lunch” Volunteer Recruitment Campaign
Currently 1 in 6 seniors – 10 million - across America struggle with hunger and isolation. Meals on Wheels is the national organization that addresses these issues by leveraging nearly 2 million volunt...
Money Doesn't Make it OK
Everyone remembers the social outcry after Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion was shot and killed by that dentist. So, Friends of Animals requested our help getting a law passed, that would make it much...
Nous Proches Aidants
"Nous, Proches Aidants" ("We, caregivers") is an interactive Web documentary combining caregiver and professional testimonies, that launched on November 6, on nousprochesaidants.com. In addition to inf...
One Love Foundation’s #ThatsNotLove Campaign
The One Love Foundation, a non-profit that works to teach young people about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors as a way to end relationship abuse, set out to create sh...
St. Jude #GivingTuesday 2016
Giving Tuesday, often referred to as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Started in 2012 as a movement to create an international day of giving at the s...
St. Jude Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Campaign 2016
Our vision was to lead the conversation during September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) in order to amplify the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and to elevate the brand. Our...
The Erase Hunger Project
In a city of more than 1.4 people facing little or no food each day, hunger pops everywhere in New York. So we decided to help change that.
Think Like an Artist
The arts usually justify themselves on economic or 'aesthetic' grounds. This video series uses non-artist industry leaders to promote the idea that arts education in schools teaches more than aestheti...

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.