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 Social Activism

This award honors brands, organizations and institutions that use social media to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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#UnravelHate
Toronto-based apparel brand Peace Collective aims to capture cultural sentiment in the clothing they sell, evidenced by items with slogans like “The Future is Canadian” and “Home is Canada”. From helping underprivileged children to aiding new immigrants to Canada, the brand uses proceeds from their sales to make a positive impact on their communit…
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Giving Tuesday Filter
To develop a creative way to tell the story of the brand’s mission and foundation in an engaging and entertaining way on a day where giving back matters: Giving Tuesday.
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HRC Mobilizes for House Passage of the Equality Act
Despite significant steps toward equality, most LGBTQ Americans still lack legal protections across the country. The patchwork nature of current laws leaves millions of people in a majority of states subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination that impacts their safety, their families and their day-to-day lives. Our nation’s civil right…
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While Black with MK Asante
Growing up in America can look very different for kids based on their race. If you live in a homogenous community where your interaction with people is limited to others who look like you, your view of America’s youth becomes very one-dimensional. Our goal with making While Black with MK Asante is to bring to light what it’s like to grow up young …
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gOD-Talk: A Black Millennials and Faith Conversation Series Chicago Edition
According to the 2015 Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Center, American millennials—persons born between the years 1981 and 1996—are less religious than older Americans.[1] While millennials are less likely to ascribe to traditional forms of religious observance, the study maintains that they remain religious nonetheless. With the ri…
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redfish
In response to the global social and political unrest  of 2019 (Catalonia, Haiti, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Lebanon, France etc), we wanted to give coverage and attention to what was happening in a visually interesting way that would reach a massive audience via social media without compromising on providing context. By rapid productio…

Nominees

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.