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Shorthand Awards

Every year, we celebrate the best-of-the-best digital stories published on the web.

Nominations are now open!

The Shorthand Awards has officially returned for the sixth year in a row. This year, we are proud to be back bigger and better than ever.

You can nominate as many stories as you’d like!

The categories

  • Best editorial story

    This category celebrates innovative use of Shorthand for news and editorial content.

    Submit your nominations
  • Best brand story

    We want the best brand publishing and visual marketing campaigns.

    Submit your nominations
  • Best not-for-profit story

    This category is for nonprofits and charities creating stunning digital content.

    Submit your nominations
  • Best business story

    Show us great B2B stories, corporate comms and reports that delight your readers.

    Submit your nominations
  • Best education story

    We want engaging stories from educational institutions that go the extra mile.

    Submit your nominations
  • Best arts & culture story

    Give us your most impressive stories about arts, culture, and heritage.

    Submit your nominations
  • The Craft Award

    Nominate a designer, writer or leader in your team who is the best in their field.

    Nominate a colleague
  • The Community Choice Award

    Nominated by the Shorthand Team, this Award will be selected by an open public poll.

    Submit your vote
View the judging criteria

All nominated stories must have been published in 2021. The deadline for entries is January 28, 2022.

Congratulations to all of our previous Shorthand Award winners!

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