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 use of Tumblr

This award honors the most effective and creative campaigns on Tumblr. Describe how you integrated Tumblr into your campaign, how it enhanced your message and met or exceeded your goals and objectives.

See previous winners and honorees here.
#SnackHour with Soy Vay
We've all experienced a similar situation when you walk over to the snack stash and are left empty-handed. It's a rollercoaster of emotions when it comes to food. Especially one kind of emotion: hangry. A range of feelings such as dissatisfaction, frustration and just utter sadness. We all know how this usually ends - a series of apologies to those who en...
Freakish On Hulu: #FreakWeek Tumblr
The first ever full TV series to launch on Tumblr. The new Hulu Original series Freakish stars a cast of Awesomeness TV young social media influencers locked in a high school during a zombie apocolypse--think Fear the Walking Dead meets The Breakfast Club. We were tasked with driving interest and buzz around the new series among our core audience of young...
Historically Black
The Washington Post wanted to take our coverage of a local arts event in Washington D.C. -- the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture -- and widen its scope. Among our robust fine arts and metro coverage, we wanted to include a sense of the national moment this museum symbolized.So we created a space -- historicallybl...
Maroon 5 "Don't Wanna Know" Tumblr Submit Campaign
The objective was to build a very personal and effective campaign that allowed fans to confess some of their deepest, darkest confessions in line with the theme of the band's single, titled "Don't Wanna Know". Fans around the world were prompted to share their secrets which resulted in a huge impact and an incredible rate of user generated content.
Through Thick and Thin Tumblr
Cystic fibrosis (CF), an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that occurs in approximately one of every 2,500 live births in the United States, is characterized by multi-organ system involvement, primarily affecting the lungs and the digestive tract. Teens with CF face unique challenges as they take on more responsibility in their treatment management. So...

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.