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 use of Polls & Surveys

This award honors those most effective and creative use of polls and/or surveys by a brand, agency or organization.

See previous winners and honorees here.


DQ Happy Hypothesis
DQ competes in a highly competitive category among titans like McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s. And while the big dogs outspend DQ, DQ has something money can’t buy: the hearts of consumers. In a recent Morning Consult survey, DQ was voted the “#22 Most Loved Brand in America,” ahead of Disney and Chick-Fil-A. The DQ brand is built around a sim…
Let Them Tweet Cake
On social media, Verizon gets more complaints about bills than love for the brand. So, when we found out the Internet was turning 50 this year, we saw an opportunity to connect to our most skeptical audience on two topics we can all agree on…the Internet and cake.
Power Who Shot Ghost Tip Line
Power viewers were shocked when the series' main character Ghost was shot by one of seven suspects in the season 6 mid-season finale. Reminiscent to Dallas' classic "Who Shot JR" episode, this cliffhanger left Power fans fervently asking: Who Shot Ghost?  We wanted to lean into the "WhoDunnit" theme of the campaign with an organic fan participa…
The Tylt + PRØHBTD: Sweet, Savory, Snoop Dogg
​​​​​​As a digital media company that has taken an audience-first approach to publishing, The Tylt uses thought-provoking questions as the focal point of its storytelling. The Tylt specializes in crafting creative and topical editorial polls that audiences care about and can vote on in real-time. The Tylt allows audiences to view these results via…


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.