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 Reddit

This award honors the most effective and creative campaigns optimized for Reddit. Describe how you best used Reddit's features, how it enhanced your message and how it met or exceeded your goals and objectives.

See previous year winners and honorees here.


Child's Play
In 2019, Orion Pictures asked for our help in resurrecting the iconic horror film, Child’s Play. We were tasked with driving interest and awareness of the film’s theatrical release, with a particular focus on enticing modern audiences for the revival of the 1980s cult classic. But how does one go about capturing the attention of overstimulated …
Haunted - Sketchy as Hell
Real-life hauntings are what nightmares are made of. So to bring awareness to Haunted, Netflix’s new series about real people who have been possessed by demons, abducted by aliens, or terrorized by ghosts, we needed a scary good campaign that would instantly pique the interest of core horror fans.
The Rook: Dear You...
Genre fans love a good mystery. From television to games, novels, to real-life cold cases, fan boys and girls love to investigate, speculate, and solve the puzzles that surround them—and Reddit hosts the most curious and loudest segment of puzzle enthusiasts out there, primed for a brand new show that they haven't heard of yet called The Rook.  …
WWE's “Design a WrestleMania Poster” Surprise AMA Giveaway
WrestleMania is WWE’s largest, grandest showcase of the year, and the surrounding digital and social media plan is always ambitious, with a vast cross-platform scope. Because no social platform is alike, the objective for WrestleMania 35 was to devise and execute content activations that felt distinct and tailor-made. WWE’s unique presence on R…


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.