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.

From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

Women Crush Wednesday: STEM Edition

Entered in Instagram

About this entry

MTV’s Instagram TV series Women Crush Wednesday: STEM Edition was crafted with a clear mission: to encourage our female audience to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) by showing a diverse array of women in different STEM fields. Statistics show that boys and girls are equally successful in STEM subjects until age 12, at which point female achievement drastically drops. This 5-episode series was designed to combat that by inspiring young female viewers on the myriad ways they can pursue a career in STEM that they may not have known existed.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

We profiled a range of incredible women with careers in different STEM fields. Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) acted as our official host and chatted with these women to learn about what they do, what drives them, and how it feels to be breaking through glass ceilings. The series was built exclusively for MTV’s IGTV account and heavily implemented graphics to engage a younger-skewing female audience. We tackled a classic interview format but infused a social-leaning edit strategy to create a custom in-app viewing experience, and we leaned into the “listacle” format to allow our earnest message to be delivered in the most digestible way possible for our audience.

Results

The goal of the entire campaign was to inspire real-world results in the form of young women being exposed to careers and life paths they hadn’t considered for themselves. In multiple focus groups, we found that viewers were engaged for the total run time of the videos and afterwards felt they had learned about a new career path from the episode.

Media

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MTV

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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 final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards WAS on thursday, FEB 20TH.