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 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

Empathy Craves Imagination

Entered in Pro Bono

About this entry

The objective of our campaign was to use a series of short video vignettes to shed light on a number of Chicago area non-profit organizations that (like most non-profits) find it challenging to gain awareness of their cause and to generate donor engagement.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

We feel that we're living in a time of great upheaval and pervasive tension. And, with our differences becoming clearer, we need empathy fueled by imagination to truly understand each other and focus on what unites us.

As a way to foster unity and positive change, c|change created a series of seven video shorts that feature individuals and organizations who exemplify the power of empathy and imagination to touch lives.

Each of these organizations uses both empathy and imagination to help make the world a better place. We shared their stories in service of that goal.


The seven featured non-profit organizations all saw a measurable increased in exposure during the duration of the campaign. Anecdotally, increased exposure lead to important connections being made for the featured organizations which furthered their missions.


Produced by

c|change, various


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About the Shorty Awards

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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.