13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Best Live Event Coverage

This category honors the most creative and effective incorporation of live video coverage to elevate events including concerts, conferences, marches, rallies and meetups.

See previous winners and honorees here.
In The Know Bowl
The objective of the event was to drive impressions and video views to the In The Know site. 
In The Know x Makers Conference
This entry is for a series of videos In The Know produced featuring the MAKERS conference, a three-day summit geared toward advancing and inspiring women around the globe. Our primary goal in attending this conference was to speak with as many impactful women and inspiring individuals as possible. In doing so, we aimed to highlight groundbreaking inclusive …
MTV News Need to Know: Election Day Aftershow
MTV News’s flagship news video franchise Need to Know launched on MTV News’s Twitter feed in December of 2018 with the goal of providing a fresh, real-time perspective on the issues that matter most to Gen Z and millennials. Originally tasked with producing 10 new episodes per week, the show’s primary focus was on music, entertainment, and youth culture. Ea…
MTV's 2020 Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards have been making music history for over 25 years. And in the midst of a global pandemic, the 2020 show was no different. In a year where the entire digital team worked remotely, we strived to keep the VMAs at the forefront of pop culture relevance with innovative tactics and unique experiences. Challenged to continue a long legacy…
Ruptly: The Beirut Blast Live
On the afternoon of 4th August 2020, a massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon. The blast devastated large swathes of the city, killing over 200 people and injuring at least 6,500 others. Caused by a fire at a storage facility that contained nearly 3,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, it was one of the most powerful non-nuclear blasts in history.  …
TYT is America’s largest online progressive news network, recently celebrating 15 years of live streaming, and was among YouTube’s first channel partners. TYT's mission is to boldly pursue truth, challenge the establishment and drive positive change. That focus is evident in the stories TYT chooses to cover every day on the network's flagship show, The Youn…
World Series Walk-Off
Deliver raw, emotional and engaging video content through video and access never seen before. Cover baseball's biggest stage with unique vantage points that brings our audience directly into the game. 

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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

shorty awards finalists will be announced in mid-march!