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 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Health & Wellness

It’s perfectly ok to need a little guidance when it comes to your physical and mental well being. In this day and age, the emphasis has shifted heavily to mental health being an essential part of your wellbeing. These twelve nominees represent a facet of health. Some are doctors, some are trainers and some are creating content to help support those who might be facing a hard time. No matter the specialty, they’re all creating phenomenal work.

If you’re a health or fitness brand looking for recognition for your use of social media enter the Best in Health and Fitness Shorty Award.


Demi Bagby
Overcoming a potential career-ending broken back injury to become the “tumbling queen,” 18 year old CrossFit athlete and bodybuilder Demi Bagby is a flippin' phenomenon. Demi became an instant viral sensation, sharing her post-recovery transformation via Instagram and YouTube, breaking the 1M fan threshold on Instagram in 2018 with her wonder woma…
Dr. Joshua Wolrich
Dr. Joshua Wolrich has had a bit of a journey on social media. Working as a surgical trainee in London, he originally started his Instagram as a weight loss account by the name @unfattening. Over the past few years he has become acutely aware of the problematic nature of indiscriminately encouraging weight loss. After a rebrand to @drjoshuawolrich…
Kati Morton
Licensed therapist, author and YouTube influencer Kati Morton wants to know, “are u ok?” Kati’s compassionate, upbeat, relatable vlogs have earned her a massive online fanbase, with 44M+ video views on her YouTube channel and a 100K+ combined Instagram and Twitter followers. Helping fans with their struggles, Kati adeptly clarifies the differing n…
Meg Boggs
“Dear body, we got this.” Meet Meg Boggs, a mom, blogger and self-empowerment advocate who is helping women to embrace their insecurities. Meg took to her blog and Instagram to share her first journey through motherhood, revealing her postpartum body that earned attention from moms and global media including Romper, Health, and PopSugar. With advo…
Recipes for Self Love
Intersectional artist Alison Rachel is an injustice disruptor. Out of a personal quest for mental health “recipes” and the ways women protect themselves from daily negativity, Alison launched her brainchild Recipes for Self Love filled with illustrations and messages for women by women. With musings and meditations on feminism, beauty stigmas, sex…


Bec Donlan
NYC-based, Australian-born trainer and health coach Bec Donlan is encouraging women to be “a bad*ss with a good *ss.” The lifestyle influencer, booty band creator and founder of Sweat With Bec offers holistic approaches to fitness, inspiring all-encompassing lifestyle changes “with sass” and without deprivation. Through her blog and dominating presence acro…
Dr. Rahim Gonstead Chiropractor
YouTuber, chiropractor and Gonstead Wellness founder Dr. Rahim Gonstead is bringing alignment and enlightenment to the social sphere. With 75M+ video views on his YouTube channel, Dr. Rahim shares patient visits, treatments, personal stories and emotional releases. From healing injuries to practicing “flossing for the spine” prevention, his 90% successful t…
Heather Andersen
Heather Andersen is the founder of New York Pilates and a social media star. Attracting tons of media attention for the popularity and success of her New York Pilates studio, of which there are four, the “Bad Ass Instructor” encourages her near 40K Instagram followers to “Live life like art” and to “Always get dressed.” Bringing her healthy and trendy lifes…
Jocko Willink
“Monday morning. What are you going to do about it?” Decorated retired Navy SEAL officer Jocko Willink is a bestselling author, podcaster and co-founder of Echelon Front leadership consulting. Jocko takes to social, serving up no-nonsense inspiration with a stark black and white feed reflective the Connecticut-native’s punchy, drill-sergeant manner. Jocko’s…
The Lean Machine
John and Leon are two incredibly in-shape English gentleman who are interested in one thing, and one thing only: to “help you on your health and fitness journey.” With workout videos for all, this YouTube channel removes the mystery of getting in shape, educating their audience on effective workout routines with explanations on how the movements will affect…
Wendy Sue Swanson
“Alexa, open flu doctor.” Seattle mom, celebrity pediatrician, podcaster, news contributor and digital influencer Wendy Sue Swanson is using media and her voice to help improve public safety. The active educator on social media @SeattleMamaDoc and @mamadocmed, and author behind the Seattle Children's Hospital blog “Seattle Mama Doc,” Wendy offers parenting …

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.

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