THE shorty awards for brands and organizations is OPEN FOR ENTRIES! ENTER NOW

12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The regular deadline is on February 6th, 2020!

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


Finalist in Kids & Lifestyle, Artificial Intelligence

Audience Honor in Artificial Intelligence

About this entry

We believe that the future of online communication will be performed through avatars. That's why we created Chudo Messenger – a mobile app that turns users into live animated characters that look like them and emote like them in real-time.

Our goal is creating a product that uses machine learning to make online communication more lively and exciting.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Chudo's technology is uniquely based on machine learning and doesn't require any additional hardware to function such as the Depth Camera. This allows Chudo to support a market size of over 1 billion devices including budget Android and iOS models, which our core audience mainly owns. 93% of our users are the generation Z kids and teens.

Our team has developed proprietary machine learning algorithms that bring the ability to communicate through personalized avatars and make the following features work on mobile devices:

Backed by a strong department of graphics and animation we've produced more than 40 unique characters. Artificial intelligence is used to make each avatar personalized to its user. In Chudo you can be anyone you want an elf, a gingerbread man, a cat, or even an avocado!


Chudo is now organically growing 25x times faster than early Snapchat.

This rapid growth rate was made possible because our team has spent the past three years collecting a dataset of 15,000 face scans of different races, ages and genders, as well as implementing and optimizing code for iOS and Android devices.


Video for Chudo

Produced by

Magic Unicorn INC


Entry Credits

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 early deadline to enter the shorty awards is on thursday, DECEMBER 5TH.