9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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 Education

This award honors social media accounts and campaigns created by and for educational institutions, programs and services. Objectives may include promoting enrollment and school spirit, engaging current students and thought leadership.

See previous winners and honorees here.
#CoplineBling
The UD Police Department partnered with the UD Office of Communications and Marketing to create a viral video campaign that would deliver a catchy comedic message with a concise call to action — downlo...
#RamGrad: Colorado State University Graduation Campaign
Graduation. It's where current students are headed, where past students have been, and where prospective students hope to be. Graduation is what college is all about. Each May, Colorado State Universit...
AIU Stories
Create an authentic, high-impact message that will break through the modern media clutter as well as help American InterContinental University (AIU) stand out in the online higher-education vertical, i...
Dreams take flight at PolyU - #PolyUDream
Do you dare to dream? The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a place where dreams take flight and become reality. We welcome students and academics to be part of this exciting journey. The aim...
GED Grad Day
The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 20 million graduates since 1942. However, there are still millions of adults without high school diplomas who lack the sk...
Georgetown Stories
Georgetown University is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions located in Washington, D.C. Georgetown Stories is a multi-media, first-person, video documentary series (video blo...
Major Keys
Since Get Schooled was founded in 2010, it has been part of a broader coalition that has helped to boost American high school graduation rates to a record high 83%. Despite this progress, there is sti...
SNHU Staff Hear How They've Impacted the SNHU Community
The objectives and goals we had in mind when creating this video were centered around high engagement rate and general brand awareness. But more importantly, our objective was about reaching our online...
The Snow Fox
Children's books—both digital and traditional—face immense competition from games, videos, and gadgets for screen time. And for children ages 4-6, this is the most important time in their entire lives ...
The World That You Can Build
The objective of the spot was two-fold: First, to create a feeling of pride and unity across Penn State students, alumni, and faculty. And second, to do so in a way that shifted perception from it bein...

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 in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.