The 2021 Community
Choice Award

We've shortlisted 10 outstanding stories told in 2021. Cast your vote for the Community Choice Award!

It’s time to vote for your winner of the Community Choice Award!

Our annual awards recognise the best-of-the-best digital stories from 2021. While the winners of the other seven categories will be selected by our expert judging panel, the Community Choice Award will be decided by you — our storytelling community, via open public poll. 

After much deliberation, Team Shorthand have compiled the following list of 10 stunning stories. Now, it's over to you to choose your favourite from this list.

Once you’ve voted, don’t forget to share this with your friends and colleagues! 

"Fishers’ Manifesto"

Protect Blue

A powerful and visually arresting story by creative agency Project Blue on the development of the Fishers' Manifesto in Jersey.

"The hoarder’s treasure"


A masterpiece of multimedia storytelling from Stuff on the discovery of a priceless literary gem, punctuated with paintings, videos, photographs, and a podcast.

"Battle For The Nile"

Arab News

In this expertly produced story, the team at Arab News look at how Egypt will be impacted by its massive 'GERD' hydroelectric project.

"Heeding the Call of a Country in Crisis"

World Bank

A beautifully illustrated piece on the impact of the World Bank's International Development Association in Yemen, told through the personal story of Hasan. 

"What eco-friendly lessons have you learned from the pandemic?"

A fun and colourful story about the eco-friendly lessons learnt from the pandemic in this story from the team at TODAY. 

"Old London Bridge"

English Heritage

From English Heritage, a fascinating guide to a 17th-century Dutch masterpiece, featuring the creative use of Shorthand's new Scrollpoints section type.

"The lost tablet and the secret documents"

BBC News

A fascinating investigation from the BBC on Wagner, a Russian mercenary group with operations around the globe — and shadowy connections to the Russian state. 

"Discover your 2022 Season"

Opera Australia

This gorgeous digital brochure introduces the embarrassment of riches that is Opera Australia's 2022 season in Sydney.

"#EnablingChange: Activity report 2020-2021"


A very slick activity report from Belgian development agency Enabel, with great use of Shorthand’s rich embed to incorporate data visualisations.

"7 ways TikTok works for brands"

Campaign Live

Campaign looks at how the video-sharing app TikTok has had a significant impact on the cost-effectiveness of conversions, with impressive use of scroll-triggered animations.

Simply click on the button below to vote! The deadline for voting is January 28, 2022.

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