12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

You may vote for each nominee once per day, every day until February 20th, 2020.
The regular deadline for brands & organizations to enter their work is on February 6th, 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 use of Long Form Video

This award honors the most effective and creative use of short form video by a brand, agency or organization in a social media marketing campaign. Videos must be 2 or more minutes in length to qualify.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Fork the System: What does food tell us about North Korea?
Kim Jong Un, missiles and conflict – we know little else about life in North Korea. In Episode One of Fork the System – a new Al Jazeera English series – we travel to South Korea to meet three North Korean defectors who share their favorite dishes from home. Beyond the typical news headlines, these meals give us a taste of everyday life in the hermit kingdo…
Lucifer Recap Teaser
Now that Lucifer was making his grand entrance onto Netflix we wanted to remind fans of some of the great moments from past seasons and make the series accessible to brand new little devils looking for their next binge. And who better to walk through the past three seasons of Lucifer better than Lucifer himself. 
Sadeem is a digitally exclusive talent competition format for aspiring content creators in the Arab world. In the series 20 contestants are brought to Beirut, Lebanon to compete for the title of the ‘Best Arab Content Creator.’ The aim of the competition is to provide content creators with the necessary skills, tools and exposure to elevate digital Arab …
The Macallan Edition No. 5: The Art & Science of Whisky
This summer, The Macallan launched Edition No. 5, the fifth bottle in its annual limited edition series. This expression explores the role that exceptional oak casks play in shaping the natural color of The Macallan whiskies. To celebrate the importance of natural color, The Macallan sought out a collaboration with the Pantone Color Institute to create a un…
Why this $300 clam is so important to Native Americans and China
For each and every episode of our documentary show, “In Real Life,” we have two equally important goals in mind: to inform and to entertain. Our attention spans (yup, us, the people who are writing this) have taken quite the beating from social media. So we’ve concluded it’s much easier to digest and retain information if we’re having a good time while doin…

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 REGULAR deadline FOR BRANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS to enter the shorty awards is on thursday, FEB 6TH.