12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization is 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.

Best Animal

Let’s face it - if it weren’t for animals, social media simply wouldn’t be what it is today. Our furry friends have the amazing ability to warm our hearts by popping up in feeds on any platform. They could be fluffballs, they could be born with incredible mustaches, or they could even be lizards. But no matter what they are, they create some of the most entertaining moments on social media and can make the internet a truly magical place.

If you’re a brand or agency doing work in this fuzzy space, consider entering your work in the Pet & Animals brand category.
Alfie the Alpaca
In 2018, one Australian family decided to adopt an alpaca - little did they know it would lead to social media stardom! South Aussie packster Alfie the Alpaca became an overnight internet sensation in 20…
Hamilton the Hipster Cat
The last few years witnessed a big resurgence of mustaches jumping back into fashion, but this internet-famous pet brings the stache-game to a whole new level. One "mustache" Instagram follow is Hamilton…
MAYA THE SAMOYED
As famous Insta-pets go, few are as talented or as fabulously furry as Maya the Samoyed. This year, she’s spent time snacking, , overcoming the #invisiblechallenge, and bringing joy to the world. A truly…
MacGyver the Lizard
MacGyver the Lizard, the internet’s "favorite dog-sized lizard." Known best for his large jowls, friendly personality and cuddly attitude, this Argentine red tegu lizard is so smart he comes when his nam…
Pizzatoru
Pizzatoru isn’t your average Instagram-famous pet. This Senegal bushbaby is one of a kind pint-sized primate living in Japan, and is currently followed by more than 240K followers on Instagram, where he …
Prissy_Pig
Cute doesn’t even begin to cover Priscilla and Poppleton, known to the world as Prissy and Pop. Their Instagram feed comes complete with a variety of fun outfits, fun farm friends and adventures living o…
Puddin
For a young pup named Puddin, tragedy and neglect turned into a Cinderella story thanks to an act of unbelievable kindness and care. Born in Texas, she developed a severe infection at just five months ol…
Reagandoodle
Reagandoodle is an Instagram account that’s all about "spreading paw-sitivity." Centered on an expressive and adorable labradoodle named Reagan, the account features the day to day life of the doodle, li…
The Notortoise BIG
When you’re a celebrity online, having a tough shell helps to block out all the haters, though The Notortoise BIG doesn’t seem to have many of those. The Notortoise BIG, a 19 year old sulcata tortoise li…
Tito the Raccoon
Tito isn’t your average household pet. This two-year-old, tamed raccoon lives with his pet-dad, Mitchell in South Carolina and a slew of other animal friends. While Mitchell was working in pest control, …
Venus the Two Face Cat
Thanks to a unique genetic anomaly, Venus the Two Face Cat was born to stand out from his fellow felines. Easily one of the most recognizable cats on earth, one side of her face is one color while the ot…
Waffles the Cat
As far as celebr-kitties go, few have the staying power and name recognition that this little Scottish Fold. Now one of the most easily recognizable cats on the planet, Waffles the Cat climbed a long roa…

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 is on thursday, FEB 20TH.