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 Live Events

This award honors the best use of social media to elevate events including concerts, conferences, marches, rallies and meetups.

See previous winners and honorees here.
2019 MTV EMA
The MTV EMA is one of the biggest global music events of the year, celebrating the hottest artists from around the world. Broadcasted live in 180 countries, the 2019 show took place in Seville, Spain. …
2019 MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards have a long legacy of creating unexpected, breakthrough moments in pop culture that resonate worldwide. In 2019, we pushed ourselves to continue to evolve: Create new and…
2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
After three years on basic cable, the iHeartRadio Music Awards returned to network television in 2019 with the iHeartRadio social team ready for the new opportunity. The team set out with a few main obje…
BET’A Express
Our objectives were the following: Create a show aligned and celebratory experiential installation that attracted celebrity talent; Create tune in awareness for the BET Awards’ live premiere and …
E! People's Choice Awards
The E! People’s Choice Awards are celebrating all forms of entertainment, chosen solely by the fans --  For the People, By The People. E!’s mission is to be the! of the Pop Culture year and crown the mom…
MTV Presents Madonna Live & Exclusive: ‘Medellín’ Video World Premiere
Madonna and MTV have shared a history starting with the early premieres of the pop superstar’s boundary-pushing music videos. In 2019 Madonna partnered with MTV to exclusively unveil the world premiere o…
2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the greatest technological feat of the 20th century—the Apollo 11 Mission. But before mankind took this giant leap, one man inspired a generation to make the jump.  …
Water Scarcity Debate in Cape Town, South Africa
Doha Debates teamed up with three local universities and South Africa’s most watched television channel, eNCA, to host and livestream a debate in Cape Town, South Africa, on the global water crisis.  …
gOD-Talk: A Black Millennials and Faith Conversation Series Chicago Edition
According to the 2015 Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Center, American millennials—persons born between the years 1981 and 1996—are less religious than older Americans.[1] While millennial…

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.