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.

Best in Education

Educational institutions, programs and services are eligible for this award. Objectives may include promoting enrollment and school spirit, engaging current students and thought leadership.

See previous winners and honorees here.


#Romanovs100 AR Photo Album
The Romanovs can arguably be called the world's first photo-bloggers. In the early 20th century they documented every meaningful event in their lives. #Romanovs100 is an image-first digital storytelling …
1939 live
The objective of 1939live was to create an authentic immersive transmedia experience for a young audience: a website and a series of 10 short films that would allow them to experience the events around t…
Creating Unprecedented Support for LGBTQ Youth and Families During Back to School Season
As educators welcome students back to school, youth around the country are counting on schools to welcome and include all their identities and experiences. Educators must cultivate school environments th…
EF Englishlive is one of the largest online English school in the world. Brazil is a country ranked 53rd as to English fluency in the world ranking and only 1% out of Brazilians have fluency in English. …
Lessons of Auschwitz: VR tribute by school students
The Holocaust. One of the most inhumane events in history in which approximately 6 million Jews were deliberately and systematically exterminated during World War II by the nazis. The Auschwitz concentra…
Making Memory Manipulation Memorable – Reimagining Research Promotion
We set out to develop a multimedia, multi-channel promotional strategy to educate the public and key influencers about memory manipulation – and showcase the dynamic faculty expertise and cutting-edge re…
Women in Science
Women rock and science does, too – geology pun intended. Colorado State University is a premier research university. Research is core to what we do every day. Supporting scientists and the diverse ide…


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 12th annual shorty awards will take place on may 3rd.