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 Influencer & Celebrity YouTube Campaign

This award honors the best integration of an influencer, celebrity or ambassador as part of a campaign, project or video for YouTube.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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Claire | The Documentary
“Claire taught us to not run from the terrifying parts of life and to live a life that you are proud of ” said Co-Director Nick Reed. The objective of the film is to share with the world Claire Wineland’s mission and her unique message. Directed by Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Nick Reed and Ryan Azevedo and Produced by Paul Foley, the document…
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Comedy Central Originals: Under the Influence of Gus Johnson
Comedy Central Originals' Under the Influencer program has three main objectives: to bring new, relevant audiences to the CC Originals page -- and to Comedy Central in general -- without alienating our existing fanbase; to drive video views and watch time; and to nurture YouTube-first talent with whom CC can continue to work. We felt that working …
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Genesis + Donut Media “The Art of the Stunt”
What do you get when you combine three iconic movie stunts, two audacious teams and one high-octane Genesis G70? A winning campaign. When Genesis and Donut Media joined forces for “The Art of the Stunt,” we didn’t set out to create a series of ads. We were determined to create a series of edge-of-your-seat, cinematic content pieces designed to win…
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Make it Up
Our objective was to create a groundbreaking new series format that would merge influencer tutorials with reality competition, without compromising the integrity and massive appeal of either genre.  We aimed to deliver a modern viewing experience that fit the way young people engage with content today - on-demand across multiple platforms. 
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My Travel Diary: Kenya
When Adorama first concepted “My Travel Diary,” the idea was simple: define what it means to practice ethnical travel photography and have the video series serve as a passport to countries and cultures not often shown on social media.  Travel photographs — of landscapes, people, or animals — often show just a quick snapshot of the destination. …
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SeatGeek x David Dobrik: Becoming a Member of the Vlog Squad
Over the past four years, SeatGeek has become synonymous with the creator community - partnering on videos that have generated more than 2.5 billion views. While our goals, like other brands, have been to increase brand awareness and sales, we recognized from the onset that you can’t approach the influencer space like traditional media. Authentici…

Nominees

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.