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12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization is on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.


Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

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.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Winner in Live Event Coverage

About this entry

The MTV Video Music Awards are a pop cultural phenomenon where everything might happen!


Why does this entry deserve to win?

In our overall approach to VMA coverage, we strove to engage our fans across their native social landscape in the lead up, during, and following the broadcast while working closely with talent to create premium, exclusive content to promote the show.

In the lead up, we teased fans to get them excited, engaged and drive awareness to tune in:

During the show we kept the momentum rolling and allowed our fans to engage with the VMAs in real time:

After the show wrapped, our coverage continued as fans were eager to consume all the content we had to offer:



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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, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

the final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards is on thursday, FEB 20TH.