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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

Grand Illusions

Finalist in Weird

About Grand Illusions

Mechanical engineer turned “Tim the Toyman,” Timothy Rowett is regaling YouTube with the world’s most unique toys and optical illusions. Host of the channel sensation “Grand Illusions” with 240M+ views and nearly 900K subscribers, Tim introduces his 30 year collection of over 20K toys to the world. Featuring marvels like an “Assassin’s Teapot” that pours multiple liquids from the same spout to trick piano music, Tim amazes while educating on the history, science and the mechanics behind each item. With a coordinating Grand Illusions Toy Shop, Tim was named one of "the best YouTubers over 50” by The Telegraph is bringing life to old gadgets, and science to a new generation.

Grand Illusions'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.