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.

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.

Best in Non-Profit

This award honors the most effective and creative use of social media by non-profit. For non-profit pricing, please email [email protected]

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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#NoBuildChallenge
The depletion of the earth's natural resources is a major problem which humanity must fight against to save the planet and its inhabitants. Yet every year we continue to use more natural resources than t…
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Claire | The Documentary
“Claire taught us to not run from the terrifying parts of life and to live a life that you are proud of ” said Co-Director Nick Reed. The objective of the film is to share with the world Claire Wineland’…
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Marine in 15
The Royal Marines undergo one of the toughest selection processes imaginable. Of the thousands that apply only a small percentage make it through to earn their green beret. The many health and fitness te…
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Moonshot
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.  …
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital & The Game Theorists, Giving Tuesday Livestream
Giving Tuesday, the day after Cyber Monday, has become a critical opportunity for nonprofits to reach new donors – a day solely designed to push awareness and charitable giving for nonprofits worldwide. …
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The Ash Globe
For the first time ever in Sydney, it snowed at Christmas...ash.  As it rained down on cities across the east coast and our skies were choked with apocalyptic smoke from raging bushfires, we looked to…
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You Can't Imagine the Reward
Most parents looking to adopt a child will usually opt for younger children as opposed to teenagers, fearing they’ll fail a child who has been failed in the past. This leads to lower adoption rates for t…

Nominees

#VaccinesWork
Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – has increasingly become a global pandemic. In fact, the World Health Organization ranked vaccine hesitancy as one of…
Beat Cancer Like A Boss
Inspired by ACS ambassador, Simone I. Smith’s cancer story, the message was simple: Beat Cancer Like A Boss.  Being a BOSS is a mentality –it’s staring into the mirror and telling yourself: We’re going t…
Beyond Bananas
The American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) Beyond Bananas™ campaign increases the understanding chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have of chronic high potassium (hyperkalemia) and empowers them to control thei…
Forward for 50
In 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center became the first LGBT organization in the world to celebrate its 50th anniversary. To commemorate this momentous occasion, we created a poster campaign featuring phot…
Free innocent people from prison
Our goal is to use Instagram’s visual platform to document the stories of people who were incarcerated for crimes they did not commit; grow support for advocates who will speak up for clients who are wro…
Kiss Blood Cancer Goodbye Challenge
Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September provides an opportunity to remind the public about the urgent need to support research to find cures for blood cancer. In September 2019, The Leukemia & Lymph…
Missed.Strokes
Over the past decade, there has been a 44% increase in the number of young Americans who have been hospitalized due to strokes, highlighting the fact that strokes often go undetected due to lack of aware…
Nad & Tad
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-34, yet most guys this age aren’t aware of it, or of the importance of doing a monthly self-exam. Screenings are not part of an annual physica…
PAINT (RED) SAVE LIVES: The First Global Street Art Campaign To End AIDS
AIDS is a preventable and treatable disease, yet it kills more young people than any other disease, making 2019 one of the most critical years in the fight to end AIDS. To galvanize communities around th…
Stop Plastic Pollution – Tug and WWF International
WWF is the world’s leading environmental charity. While national offices run their own social media channels and post hyper-local content, the WWF International social media accounts have a truly global …
Together Planting a Forest
One Tree Planted is an environmental non-profit organisation focused on making it easy for individuals and businesses to donate funds towards global reforestation.  We partner with reforestation projects…
Women Driving Auto Retail video contest
There has never been a more opportune time for women to enter the automotive retail industry and build a longstanding career. Nevertheless, the number of women working in dealerships has hovered around 1…

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.