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.

Cindy Sherman

Nominated in Arts

About Cindy Sherman

Point blank, Cindy Sherman is an icon of the fine art world. Her shape-shifting photographic explorations of self portrait have become some of the most recognizable and influential pieces in contemporary art. For what it’s worth, she also made the "selfie" an art form years before it became mainstream, though, in a must-read profile by the WSJ this year, she admits to not caring much for the word). At press time, she has nearly 295K+ followers on Instagram who enjoy her unusual looking portraits, making an impact on the art world using social media for years causing her followers to consider how exhibition, augmentation, and self representation works in the digital age.

Cindy Sherman's best work on social

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5cD8hbpzi-/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BxR5qtxBZwE/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw5X8-rJAK6/

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.