12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization is 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.

Instagrammer of the Year

People can spend hours scrolling down their Instagram feeds, getting lost in the endlessly entertaining amount of content on the platform. And while there are millions of fantastic creators on IG, these 12 went pushed the bar to new heights, using the gram in new and extraordinary ways. Some accounts make us laugh, some make us cry, and some make us wonder what exactly it is we’re looking at. But these innovative and creative accounts stand out from this past year as being the best.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of Instagram, enter the Best on Instagram Shorty Award.
Adam Waheed
Adam Waheed is quickly establishing himself as one of the funniest people on the Internet, thanks to a massively successful 2019. He’s worked his way into being a regular collaborator with online comedy …
Daniel Rueda + Anna Devis
This couple is proving the age-old saying, that two is better than one. Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda are the spanish creative couple using the world as their canvas to create photos that utilizes fashion,…
Ellen Sheidlin
Described by Beautiful Bizarre as "Nabokov’s most twisted fantasy made true," Ellen Sheidlin is infusing Instagram with surrealist provocation. Embracing the platform in her early teens as an ideal outle…
Florence Given
In Florence Given’s world, there’s no time like the present to #DumpHim. The British illustrator turned self-empowerment activist, has become an adamant voice against deprecating messaging, whether it co…
Gab Bois
Gab Bois has catapulted her career by consuming media and posting her thoughts about it in the form of satirical Instagram posts. Her page is an avant-garde reimagination of pop-culture, media and fashio…
Kevin Parry
Toronto-based animator and video wizard Kevin Parry has mesmerized audiences across the globe with his "oddly satisfying" animations and mind-boggling illusions. In just a few years he has amassed close …
Laetitia KY
Ivory Coast artist and model Laetitia Ky epitomizes her hair power. The Instagram celebrity is best known for her elaborate hair sculptures, entangled socio-political commentaries and visually stunning c…
Nicole McLaughlin
Shoe sculptress Nicole McLaughlin is a master of upcycled fashion. An after-hours hand-gluing hobby turned global phenomenon, the former Reebok graphic designer’s Instagram is filled with pics of wearabl…
Poorly Drawn Lines
Poorly Drawn Lines, the hilarious comic-strip brainchild of Reza Farazmand, is making their fans everywhere laugh, while stopping to think about each post’s deeper meaning. Each comic strip usually featu…
Strange Planet
Making first contact on Instagram early 2019, illustrator Nathan Pyle’s little blue aliens have been quickly making their mark. On his "Strange Planet" account, Nathan’s posts follow inquisitive aliens t…
Wolfgang
Accountant by trade, animal hero by calling, Steve Greig is proving that love only gets better with age. To help overcome the loss of his dog Wolfgang, he set out to make something good to come out of th…
World Record Egg
"Some days I’m beaten. Some days I’m fried. Some days I’m just happy I got up and tried." In a surprise moment of Instagram culture, a protein-packed breakout star emerged on Instagram in 2019: the singl…

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 is on thursday, FEB 20TH.