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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 was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Influencers

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.

Hustle Notes

Entered in IGTV

Objective

When IGTV first launched in 2018, Adorama was one of the first brands to enter the space, immediately producing content that would engage with the already-captivated creative audience. One of our first series — “Hustle Notes”— was done with Bronx-based photographer, videographer, and producer Jose “Tutes” Tutiven. 

Tutes lives, breathes, and exudes authenticity at every turn. The personable, honest, and highly-engaged producer meets with New York City’s most impressive professional photographers. In the series, he has no fluffy stories, no gear talk, and just truth and motivation about how to hustle for your passion. 

In this episode, Tutes sits down with Miranda Barnes, a Caribbean-American photographer who at the young age of 25 has already secured work with the likes of The New York Times, Vice, and more. With notes from taste-makers like Barnes, “Hustle Notes” brings real photographers and amplifies their insights into what it means to be a freelance photographer. 

Strategy

Hustling for your craft has become a way of life for many creatives. Photographers are no different. Learning exactly how and how hard pros have had to work to get where they are shows us all that “making it” is not one-size-fits-all. In this video, Barnes details her process for finding success, and looks back on the struggles it took. 

Results

Barnes’ story has amassed nearly 6,000 views on IGTV since it debuted in 2019, with viewers actively commenting on her powerful story and experience. 

We set out to tell honest stories of hustle through the eyes of the creators, and Barnes, Tutes, and “Hustle Notes” showed us that the pursuit of dreams is a life-long story. Learning from each other and the community will help all of us rise to our potential. 

Media

Video for Hustle Notes

Produced by

Adorama

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Entry Credits

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.