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 Family and Parenting

Organizations, brands or publications targeting parents and families are eligible for this award. This award recognizes the best efforts across social media platforms to engage and impress this particular demographic.

See previous winners and honorees here.
Brita. Splash Studio.
A 2013 study in the journal Pediatrics showed nearly 80 percent of the food endorsed by top athletes was "energy dense and nutrient poor," while 93 percent of beverages endorsed got 100 percent of their calories from added sugar. Last year, Brita, the maker of water filtration products, and Stephen Curry, one of the biggest names in sports, teamed up to b...
Mott’s Teachable Tastes
Mott's, the nation's leading producer of branded applesauce and apple juice, has proudly created delicious and nutritious products for adults and children since 1842. As part of their new "Start Strong" campaign, Mott's aimed to further differentiate themselves from competitors and build on their brand purpose as a partner with parents to help nurture he...
National Poison Prevention Week: Up & Away Call-to-Action
Moms – one of the most coveted, sought after and time constrained demographics in our country. Everyone is seeking their attention, from their spouses and kids, to schools, teachers, coaches, employers and corporate marketing departments. March 20-26, 2016 was National Poison Prevention Week and we had an important safety message to share: Store your medi...
The Adventures of Little Brush Big Brush
Signal's key objective was to get more families with young kids brushing their teeth at night, as research showed a high percentage of this audience only brushed once a day in the mornings. Brushing twice a day, especially at night, has huge implications on people's oral health, but even though families know the benefits, they still weren't doing it. We d...
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 to develop future skills and interests. We wanted to create a new incentive for little ones all over the world to learn how to read, improving literacy skil...
What's Up Moms
We are the #1 parenting channel on YouTube with 1.5 million subscribers and 25-30 million views per month! Created by moms, we aim to inspire, inform, and hopefully make you laugh-- the kind of relieving "phew, someone else gets it" kind of laugh.For this particular initiative, we set out to create a new series for moms that was fast to watch and helped m...

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.