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 TikTok

This award honors the most effective and creative campaigns optimized for TikTok. Describe how you integrated TikTok into your campaign, how it enhanced your message and met or exceeded your goals and objectives.


2019 MTV EMA
MTV International’s MTV EMA is one of the biggest global music events of the year, celebrating the hottest artists from around the world. Broadcasted live in 180 countries, the 2019 show took place in Seville, Spain. Our goal for this campaign was twofold. We partnered with TikTok to launch the #MTVEMAVideo Challenge and reach our content-creat…
Collab x eos #AwesomeKiss TikTok Campaign
It’s no secret that TikTok is a challenging platform for brands to break through. It’s rapidly growing, skews to a younger audience, and the community is constantly developing new sub-groups such as the infamous VSCO girls and eboys - two of the apps key players.  This year, the innovative lip balm brand, eos, bravely took on the TikTok challen…
Mucinex Nightshift #TooSickToBeSick
As the #1 doctor recommended OTC brand for daytime multi-symptom relief,* Mucinex was excited to introduce the latest in nighttime cold and flu relief with the launch of new Mucinex Nightshift Cold & Flu: a powerful new solution for nighttime cold & flu sufferers everywhere, empowering them to fight their worst symptoms, sleep great, and wake up h…
NFL's #WeReady TikTok Campaign
With the NFL continuing to evolve, partnering with TikTok was a natural extension of our media strategy. But the unique nature of the platform, combined with its hard-to-reach Gen Z audience, meant we had to approach our presence on the app in a way we’d never done before. Developing a genuine youthful persona for a league about to turn 100 yea…
Summer of Chipotle on TikTok
The goal was simple: Reach the digital savvy and food delivery obsessed Gen Z target audience to drive brand engagement and digital sales. For Chipotle, engaging young people through its app and delivery platform is crucial. Research from The NPD Group found that Gen Z delivery orders are equal with the older, more affluent millennial category.…
e.l.f-ing Amazing: TikTok's First Beauty Brand Advertising Campaign
Searches for e.l.f. Cosmetics have been on a steady decline for the past two years while other competitors on both the mass and premium side have held steady or increased.  While Millennial and Gen Z were e.l.f. Cosmetics’ largest customer base, they were declining from acquiring new customers. The limited audience footprint negatively impacted…
f'real foods on TikTok
Goal: Make the f’real brand relevant to its Gen Z consumers. Prior to creating a f’real branded TikTok account, one of the platform’s organic trends of #frealmilkshake was taking over the For You Page. With f’real consumers giving step-by-step instructions on how to make a blend-it-yourself milkshake using f’real’s unique blending machine, it w…


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.