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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

Ava Duvernay

Finalist in Innovator of the Year

About Ava Duvernay

Ava DuVernay made history as the highest grossing African-American female director in domestic box office history. The award-winning director, writer and producer broke the $100M mark for A Wrinkle in Timeand used her platform to advocate for “more sisters to come” into an industry dominated by a white patriarchy. A powerful voice on social media with 3M followers across her channels, Ava speaks up for women and people of color not only through her prolific work, but boldly on social media.

Ava Duvernay's best work on social

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.