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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

Colin Kaepernick

Finalist in Activism

About Colin Kaepernick

There’s no contesting Colin Kaepernick’s recent dominance in the spotlight. The highly controversial ex-NFL quarterback that instigated the 2016 Take A Knee protest against racial injustice has become a devoted activist and powerful social influencer. With a 4M combined social media following, Colin completed his million dollar pledge to donate to charities that help oppressed people across the nation in 2018. Launching back into the spotlight as the face of Nike’s latest campaign, Colin committedly channels that fueled attention towards good, with his recent humanitarian work earning him a W.E.B. Du Bois Medal and an Ambassador of Conscience award by Amnesty International in 2018.

Colin Kaepernick'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.