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.

Best in Arts

As new social media platforms continue to emerge, artists find new ways to showcase their creativity and passions. Sometimes, they even create new art using the new platform! Thanks to their ingenuity, people all over the world have access to art and artists that they would normally have to travel miles to see in an art gallery.
Adam Hillman
Multimedia artist and object arranger Adam Hillman creates beautiful arrangements that look good enough to eat. And that’s because often times, they actually are! His colorful collections use differences…
Cindy Sherman
Point blank, Cindy Sherman is an icon of the fine art world. Her shape-shifting photographic explorations of self portrait have become some of the most recognizable and influential pieces in contemporary…
Cécile Dormeau
They say pictures speak a thousand words, but Cécile Dormeau illustrations say so much more. The French artist uses Instagram as a platform to showcase the trials and tribulations of the modern woman, ta…
Dave Pollot
Take that which is old and unwanted and make it new and relevant again, and that’s Dave Pollot’s approach to creating art. He made his name on social media by finding oil paintings at thrift stores and a…
David LaChapelle
David LaChapelle has been a big name in the arts world for years, continuing to redefine himself by working with some of the hottest artists and biggest celebrities on the planet. Coming off a year when …
Mike Bennett Art
Sometimes art is totally fictitious and sometimes art is astounding because of its biting realism. Mike Bennett has found a way to blue those lines through his wildly popular TikTok account, where he ins…
Odeith
Street art illusionist Odeith does incredible things with just a little bit of paint and a whole lot of imagination. This Portugese artist creates unmatched depth and texture in his work, tricking the ey…
Pablo Rochat
Pablo Rochat is one of the most highly sought-after Art Directors in the tech world. His focus on endless fun and riffing in his work combines with a genius for understanding how humans interact with the…
Paper Boyo
Where most people see buildings, landscapes, or everyday items, Rich McCor, aka paperboyo, sees a canvas for his masterpieces. The London-based artist playfully breaks down the boundaries between art and…
Positively Present
Staying positive isn’t easy these days. That’s why Dani DiPirro, the artist behind Positively Present on Instagram, does what she does. Her colorful and engaging illustrations serve as reminders to be ki…
Samantha Rothenberg
While art can often feel too highbrow or formal to connect to, illustrator Samantha Rothenberg creates "screenshot Stories in highlights" that her 180K+ Instagram followers can relate to. The feminist il…
strawberrypuffcake
Bigger is most certainly not always better in the art world. Take for example Zozo, aka strawberrypuffcake, an Instagram artist who produces marvelous polymer clay/Fimo miniatures, many of which are no b…

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.