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 Dance

Thanks to social media, some of the best dancers performing on the biggest stages are brought right to our phones and screens. From world famous studios to local parking lots, dance is still alive, well and thriving in its purest form thanks to these movers and groovers sharing their craft with fans across the globe. Whether they were showing off their own moves, spotlighting others, or choreographing pieces, these nominees created the year’s best content.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
Benny The Bull
2019 may as well have been the year of the mascot. Benny the Bull, the iconic Chicago Bulls mascot, always has one of the biggest and most passionate fan bases cheering on each dance move and halftime sh…
DexRated
Dance phenom DexRated is doing it different, complete with a walk that says loud and clear: I’m here to stay. A queer, plus-size male dancer, model and choreographer, Dexter Mayfield is part of a new gen…
Ghetto Spiderman
What’s not to love about this Memphis teen bringing swag to everyone’s favorite Avengers character? Ghetto Spiderman first shot onto the scene when a video of him was uploaded to Twitter showing the hero…
Harper Watters
Harper Watters is the soloist and queen bee of the Houston Ballet. A breakout star in the dance world, Harper had a divine year in 2019, punctuated by a partnership with cosmetics powerhouse MAC on their…
Izzy and Easton
Young dancers Izzy and Easton took to the America’s Got Talent stage in 2019 and wowed the judges with their bold choreography. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it past the Judge Cuts round, much to the d…
JenyBSG
Belgian dance instructor Jeny Bonsenge is on a mission to make the world a better place through dance. Better known by her handle, JenyBSG, the dancer, choreographer and model went viral when, back in Ap…
King's United
Long known in the dance community as one of the top hip hop dance troupes, King’s United brought their high flying theatrics to the mainstream in 2019. The Kings won NBC’s World of Dance with an astonish…
Nappy Tabs
Dancers, choreographers, and creative visionaries Napoleon and Tabitha Dumas are the husband and wife powerhouse team behind Nappytabs. Big names in the dance community, their best known work is perhaps …
Phil Wright
Phil Wright is a dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur making his footprint on the dance world. This year, Phil led one of the hottest projects on the market, choreographing the music video for Lil’ Na…
Salif Gueye
Salif Lasource has turned his love of Michael Jackson’s iconic dance moves into viral fame. Since being discovered by online dance fans last year, Salif has moonwalked his way around the world, even meet…
Sherrie Silver
Known for her work on Childish Gambino’s powerful "This is America" video, Sherrie Silver is a Rwandan choreographer who had a career-making year in 2019. On the heels of "This is America," she partnered…
Team Naach
Team Naach is a team of two choreographers from India who have launched one of the most popular dance channels on the internet. With a combined expertise in everything from classical dance to Bollywood c…

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.