12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was 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

Nick March Basketball Bracket

Finalist in Polls & Surveys

Audience Honor in Polls & Surveys

About this entry

Leverage the collective mania of college basketball brackets in March, creating a basketball bracket of our own, featuring some favorite Nickelodeon characters.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

We published this poll-based story in phases throughout the course of a couple days, that aligned with the NCAA's Final Four weekend (which any basketball fan knows is peak time for hoops-related content). This gave fans plenty of time to vote before the slides expired, & we updated the bracket results in real time.


This was one of Nickelodeon's most successful Instagram Stories of all time.


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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 12th annual shorty awards will take place on may 3rd.