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.

Adut Akech

Nominated in Fashion

About Adut Akech

Coming off a massive year in 2018, South Sudanese model Adut Akech took over the fashion world in 2019. She repeated her win as top model of the year as named by Models.com, closed the Saint Laurent runway show yet again, and graced the cover of Vogue Australia. Her incredible journey from a refugee to the world’s top runways hasn’t been easy. Recently, she opened up about her experience with depression in a candid Instagram post that went viral with her 750K followers. The video touches on her lowest points with the touching honesty that’s helped to make her a star, picking up buzz and going viral in only a few short days

Adut Akech's best work on social

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2h6BAuhW4D/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B5m8l_SBqA4/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B4NJFVAh0rb/

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 WAS on thursday, FEB 20TH.