12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

You may vote for each nominee once per day, every day until February 20th, 2020.
The regular deadline for brands & organizations to enter their work is on February 6th, 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 Social Good Campaign

This category honors a brand or non-profit's excellence in running a social good campaign. Campaign objectives may include increasing awareness for a cause, inspiring action for a cause, crowd funding for a social good project and promoting philanthropic work.

Non-profits looking to submit their overall social media presence should enter Best in Non-Profit.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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In 2019, Stand Together partnered with Freethink to produce and publish Catalysts, an original series that would raise awareness of Stand Together funded initiatives and deliver measurable, positive perception shifts across key impact areas. We collaborated to create a robust slate of content that engaged audiences across multiple channels and brought vi…
EYEYAH! Nurturing a Generation of Creative Thinkers
In 2017, the World Economic Forum Future of Work reports cited Creativity as one of the top 3 skills for the future of work. Some of the tools of creativity such as lateral thinking and problem solving may appear as components of certain core subjects, but there isn’t a pure focus on it. In our research, we found that many teachers don’t consider themsel…
Join Time Scouts by 826LA
For over a decade, 826LA has provided time-themed creative writing and tutoring programs for students across Los Angeles. These programs generate their funding through the sale of time travel themed products and books sold at the Time Travel Mart, 826LA’s very real brick and mortar store. These programs run at no cost to students or teachers to participate.…
Life's Journeys
American Airlines does more than connect people from point A to B, we believe in travel’s ability to transform lives. This was evidenced by a groundbreaking 360 marketing campaign in collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer. The campaign spanned across six months, but the results will last a lifetime. We asked family and friends who have been affected by canc…
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 physical, and even among doctors, the subject isn’t top of mind. With testicular cancer rates on the rise, it was time to have a ballsy conversation.
Sea Shepherd The Plastic Ocean PSA
At a time when mainstream brands are beginning to pay attention to the banning of single use plastic, content agency Alkemy X has been a force in driving conversation around the issue.   Last spring, Alkemy X helped to produce a powerful PSA for Sea Shepherd, an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to protecting marine wildlife.…
The Thrown Out Flag
The Rainbow Flag has been the symbol of pride for LGBTQ people everywhere. And it’s been embraced by the world with great fanfare. But not everyone is celebrating. 40% of homeless teens in the US who come out of the closet are thrown out onto the streets by their parents. Our charge was to communicate the real truth. That we’re not there yet with compass…

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 REGULAR deadline FOR BRANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS to enter the shorty awards is on thursday, FEB 6TH.