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 Live Event Coverage

This category honors the most creative and effective incorporation of live video coverage 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. For our social 2019 EMA gameplan, we aimed to engage our international audience on their native social habitats through the use of talent-heavy, …
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 innovative ways for fans to experience the VMAs Reach out to young viewers by connecting with them on their favorite platforms Expand our cor…
The stage was set for history to be made in October 2019 as Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge prepared to break the two-hour barrier for a marathon for the first-ever time. With the possibility of an unthinkable human feat about to make history, the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel had a key objective to be a leading v…
Give a Little Bit
Imagine that you suffered from a developmental disorder and as a result of communication struggles and difficulty with social interaction, you lived an isolated existence. This is the unfortunate reality for many of the 1 in 66 Canadian children and youth ages 5-17 diagnosed with autism. To assist those on the autism spectrum and their families to…
Logo at The Latex Ball
Logo’s coverage of the 2019 Latex Ball brought the house and ball community’s cultural gathering of the year to Logo’s audience around the globe – in photo, in video, and in social media. The event centers around young queer people of color and focuses on HIV treatment and prevention and LGBTQ youth homelessness, and our objective was to draw atte…
World Government Summit
Driving event awareness and user engagement on all World Government Summit content Raising awareness on all event topics and key speakers Driving traffic to the World Government Summit official website Establishing the World Government Summit as a thought leader across various themes and topics


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.