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 Data Visualization

This award honors the visualization of data to share information in a creative, sharable and exciting way. Eligible visualizations include infographics, charts, dynamic landing pages, interactive maps, music generators, audio visualizers, projections and more!

See previous winners and honorees here.


America’s Got Talent: The Champions - Superfan Vote Map
America’s Got Talent needed a real-time voting solution for their first-ever global brand extension America’s Got Talent: The Champions. With almost 50 former competitors returning from Got Talent series from around the globe and, fighting for the title of World Champion, NBC was looking for something unique. Unlike regular versions of the show…
DQ Happy Hypothesis
DQ competes in a highly competitive category among titans like McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s. And while the big dogs outspend DQ, DQ has something money can’t buy: the hearts of consumers. In a recent Morning Consult survey, DQ was voted the “#22 Most Loved Brand in America,” ahead of Disney and Chick-Fil-A. The DQ brand is built around a sim…
M Live: Real-Time Hotel Bookings
Marriott International's real-time command center, M Live, is on a mission to find innovative ways to showcase our data in a creative, dynamic and interactive manner. M Live was created to unify our brands and marketing disciplines in order to drive engagement with our next generation of travelers. The backbone of M Live is a suite of real-time te…
Mix 'N' Match
KitchenAid believes in celebrating creativity in the kitchen. The company creates innovative appliances that help unlock the culinary creativity of their highly passionate target.   The KitchenAid stand mixer is an icon of industrial design, coveted by cooks all over the world. With dozens of combinations of colours, bowls and attachments, t…
When They See Us: Real Facts
When They See Us tells the real-life story of a group of young men, wrongly accused in the Central Park jogger case. Their lives were forever changed that fateful night and exposed how the criminal justice system failed them. The limited series spans a quarter-century until the real events of 2014. These were real-life problems that affected these…
Women Will Instagram
Women Will is a Grow with Google program that believes when women have equal access to information and opportunity, anything is possible! On International Women's Day, we launched on Instagram to inspire and connect with our growing global audience and people passionate about closing the gender gap.  


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.