TIFA Tokyo International Photo Awards - Silver medal/Editorial photo series Life and Death in 7 frames.
- Gold medal/Documentary The Wheelbarrow boys of Zaatari.
International Moving Images Photographer of the Year Finalist - Nominated for a Lucie Award, second place for Surviving Execution and two honorable Mentions in Conflict Photography.
MIFA Moscow International Photo Awards - Photo series titled Faces of War in the category editorial/conflict.
International Journalist of the Year Finalist - One World Media for written reports and video news updates from Iraq and Lebanon covering developments involving the Islamic State and other regional political and miliatry groups.
IPA International Photography Awards - Photo series titled As Syria bleeds in the category war/conflict.
The Webby Awards / Honoring the best of the internet - Experimental online film or video series for 60 Seconds on Earth.
GEORGE POLK Award - Video news reporting for the series INSIDE SYRIA, detailing the tragedy of life in a civil war. The award was presented by Carl Bernstein who commended Shelton's work for communicating the human tragedy of the conflict in Syria in a way that is impossible to ignore or forget.
POYi Pictures of the Year International - Award of Excellence in Multimedia for One Hospital's Story, a tribute to the inspiring medical team of Dar al Sheifa Hospital, Aleppo.
Vice Chancellor's Award, Student's prize and Governor's Prize – All three awards were received for the highest academic results at Bolton Univeristy.
OPC Overseas Press Club Award – Best coverage throughout a 72-hour period of a breaking news event, awarded to Global Post for Shelton's coverage of Gaddafi's capture and the fall of Sirte to revolutionary forces in Libya.
Edward R Murrrow Award – Excellence in journalism for GlobalPost's "On Location" video news series.
PEABODY Award – Video news coverage for GlobalPost's "On Location".
IFRA World Association of Newspapers – Cross media award.
As photo editor of the Phnom Penh Post, Shelton's photography/video team received this award for coverage of an influenza epidemic in Siem Reap.
SOPA Society of Publishers in Asia award for Excellence in News Photography – In her first year as photo editor of the Phnom Penh Post Shelton's team received this award for coverage of violent land evictions in Phnom Penh’s Boung Kok district.