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 Live News Coverage

This category honors the most creative and effective incorporation of live video coverage to disseminate news and information.


Victory Day Parade on Red Square is the world's largest WW2 celebration show-downs. It is also one of the most important national events in Russia which honors surviving veterans and commemorates millions of those who died liberating the world from fascism. Tens of millions celebrate it globally. Millions tune in to watch the 9 May Parade on air...
ABC News: Best Live News Coverage
ABC News' main objective on social media is to reach as many users as possible and give them the latest breaking news and most interesting stories in as unique a way and as fast as possible. A key part of that is delivering the best live news coverage we can.
Bloomberg Politics Live at the U.S. Presidential Debates
Bloomberg Politics aimed to give political junkies a backstage pass to the 2016 U.S. presidential debates. With unrivaled access to the top players in both the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns, social media users got a first-hand glimpse of every dramatic twist and turn of the race, in real time.Leading the effort for Bloomberg Politic...
Real Time with Bill Maher Convention Specials: Live from YouTube
We aimed to capitalize on the major news moments of the RNC and DNC conventions in July 2016 by bolstering Real Time with Bill Maher as a bastion of truth and unfiltered political discourse and comedy. The show planned to do live on-air broadcasts of special episodes immediately following 2 key nights of each convention, and we wanted to share t...


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.