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 Podcast

This award honors the most creative and effective use of an editorial podcast.


Confronting: O.J. Simpson
It has been twenty-five years since the murder of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.  We all know about the impact of the Trial of the Century. It was a catalyst for many difficult conversations regarding race, the power of celebrity, domestic violence and more. That’s a tale that’s been told many times. The one story that has been largel…
Darknet Diaries
The Darknet Diaries podcast brings to the light, true stories from the dark side of the internet. Stories from hackers or those who have been hacked. Because everyone is buzzing about hackers in society today, this show learns into the stories to interview the people responsible for some of the hacks we've seen in the news. So we can get an in dep…
The Molly of Denali Podcast
The Molly of Denali Podcast is a show for kids that follows the fictional story of Molly Mabray, a 10-year-old Alaska Native girl, as she solves the mystery of her missing birthday cake. The podcast expands the world of the hit PBS KIDS TV show, Molly of Denali, bringing traditional Alaska Native storytelling, languages, and values to kids in a fo…
The Punies
Created by NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, The Punies is a narrative podcast for kids about a diverse group of friends who play sports in their neighborhood park. Diving into the different backgrounds of each character, this podcast gives the unique opportunity for kids and parents to enjoy stories of adventure and sports while simultaneously bringing val…
Up from the Grave with Don Lemon
Try to imagine your ancestors dying without sharing their stories.  From the good to the bad, your history would be lost.  Additionally, the lessons that came with them.  What’s left when there is no history is an ambiguous future. To prevent that in this diverse culture, some communities memorialize their past tragedies so it can never happen aga…
Wellness Mama Podcast
WellnessMama.com is an award-winning online resource and podcast for women and moms who want to live a healthier life. Our founder, Katie, along with a team of researchers and medical advisors, analyze a wide variety of health, parenting, and natural living topics and summarize the information in a clear and usable way. Our goal is to present prac…


Ellen on the Go
For 17 years, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has deeply connected with fans of all ages, all around the world --- growing in popularity and relevance each year. For the first time ever, “Ellen on the Go” offers listeners unprecedented access to the inner workings of the beloved daily talk show and a peek into architecting the world’s pop culture machine. It’s o…
Healthy Skin Show Podcast
The Healthy Skin Show podcast was created by integrative clinical nutritionist and eczema warrior Jennifer Fugo as a way to help those living with chronic skin rashes explore alternative ways to look at what's driving their skin nuts. Based on research, each episode tackles a wide range of chronic skin rash complaints including (but not limited to) eczema, …
Incarceration, Inc. with Van Jones
In his podcast, Van Jones, host of CNN’s Incarceration Inc., asks, "How did the land of the free transform into the home of the incarcerated?” In this four-part narrative series, Jones sets out to answer that question, joined by a range of voices, individuals on the front lines of mass incarceration reform. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/incarcera…
With a deep understanding of how far the best athletes in the world are pushing themselves to their emotional and physical limits, the Olympic Channel aims to give a platform to Olympians to share their secrets to success. The Olympic Games are a truly diverse event and the podcast reflects this showcasing compelling, international stories. The Olympi…
The TryPod - The Try Guys Podcast
As an Ensemble cast, The Try Guys come together to push the boundaries of comfortability. Together they challenge each other to step outside of their comfort zones by trying things they normally wouldn't do in the most hilariously entertaining ways possible. They may not always succeed at the task at hand, but by taking these big risks they've found the hid…
The World Nomads Podcast
World Nomads uses the principles of Content Marketing in its Paid Earned Shared Owned marketing model. As part of the overall content publishing schedule, the podcast follows, and compliments, the editorial calendar and is used to showcase and highlight content published in written or video form on the site. The podcast is both a "value add" for existin…
Under Center with Kirk Cousins
What does it feel like to be a NFL quarterback on the last play of a big game? Listeners found out this year in Under Center with Kirk Cousins, a podcast from the Minnesota Vikings, local sports radio station KFAN and the quarterback himself. With podcasts continuing to dominate the audio world, the Vikings saw the potential in getting behind-the-scenes acc…

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.