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 News & Media

This award recognizes the most effective use of social media to disseminate news and information. Submissions for both coverage of specific news events and for overall performance will be accepted.

See previous winners and honorees here.
ABC Localish
ABC Localish is a new digital-first brand from ABC and the ABC Owned Television Stations that seeks to bring out the good in cities across America. Localish achieves this by telling meaningful stories that are locally-sourced but nationally relevant. We are transforming the way ABC tells stories at news stations in major cities across the country—amplifying…
Goalcast - Life Stories
As the media landscape crumbles under the rampant deluge of fake news, doomsaying prognostication and insipid sensationalism, Goalcast bravely stands against the tide, harnessing the power of social media to do good and bring life-changing inspirational current events to millions of people around the world.  Goalcast creates timely, cutting-edge celebrit…
Good Luck America
The United States is in a pretty weird place politically right now. Good Luck America’s mission is to help its “cord-cutter” skewed audience make sense of a turbulent time in American politics.
HRC Foundation’s Presidential Town Hall Brings LGBTQ Issues into Spotlight
Ahead of the 2020 election, HRC Foundation was eager to have the Democratic presidential candidates share their visions and agendas on LGBTQ issues.  Today, LGBTQ people are still at risk of being fired, evicted or denied services in 30 states. Kids are still subjected to the child abuse known as “conversion therapy” and facing bullying and rejection. Mo…
JR 24h
It was in the 1970s that Jornal da Record aired for the first time on the Record TV screen and it has consolidated, in the last 45 years, as one of the most respected news outlets on Brazilian TV. In almost half a century, a lot has changed, and so has the way of doing journalism and it was with an eye on these changes that Jornal da Record underwent a stru…
QuickTake Videos Break Down the News for Social-First Consumers
QuickTake by Bloomberg (formerly TicToc by Bloomberg) represents the future of video news for the next generation of news consumers.  QuickTake’s objective is to deliver verified, global news in a format that is accessible to the social savvy “New Guard,” who tend to engage with news on the move, mirroring the way they consume social content. To meet the…
To stand out in an oversaturated newsfeed, Soapbox rejects partisan politics and mainstream fluff. We’ve never claimed to be news. In fact, we’re the opposite of “news.” We tell it how it is: What we feel, what we see and what we think about it. This means we get labeled as everything from bleeding-heart liberals to Trump sympathizers. We’re on no one’s sid…
The Young Turks
"Now, The Young Turks...is one of the largest and oldest online news shows, netting subscriber numbers that would be the envy of broadcast networks," wrote Roger Yu for USA Today.  The Young Turks is the flagship show of TYT and is the largest online news show in the world hosted by Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and John Iadarola. The Young Turks speaks tru…

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.