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 Health & Medical

This award honors the best websites and apps that provide access, information, advice about health and medical issues. Examples of user interactivity, promotions, contests, and campaigns are eligible.


Deaf 911
Providing quick accessibility for the more than 38.5 million deaf and hard-of-hearing people to 911 emergency services is the unmet need that Deaf 911 fulfills. For this group of more than 10% of the US population, communicating over the phone during an emergency can be extremely challenging. While texting on mobile smartphones has opened doors…
NYC Care, UNLOCK Health Care Access with Dignity and Respect
NYC Care is a new health care access program by NYC Health and Hospitals that offer services at little or no cost to New Yorkers unable to afford or ineligible for health insurance. NYC Care is part of NYC's “Guaranteed Care” plan, the largest municipal initiative in the nation to ensure health care for every person in ou city regardless of immigr…
See Sound
Five percent of the world’s population suffers from disabling hearing loss, which includes both the Deaf and hard of hearing. While everyone should be aware of the things that are happening in their home, that isn’t the case for this population. This lack of situational awareness means that when you’re deaf, if you don’t see it—it’s as if it never…
Warner Media - Chasing the Cure Digital/Social
Our objective for Chasing the Cure was to run a multiplatform initiative across social media and web, creating a community for people to share their individual patient stories, and make connections with people seeking answers for undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or uncured medical mysteries. This community would work in support of the live show, and the…


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.