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 use of Instagram Live

This award honors the most effective and creative use of video via Instagram Live by a brand, agency or organization.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Logo Live with Johnny Sibilly
Logo Live is a twice-weekly live talk show on Logo’s Instagram hosted by Pose star Johnny Sibilly. The show filters politics and pop culture through a uniquely queer lens. With the hope to create a space that bridges the gap between Justice & Joy, we set out to turn a series into an entire content ecosystem, led by top-tier LGBTQ+ talent for hilar…
MTV's Jam Sessions
As part of an immediate need for continuing social programming in lieu of the shut down of productions affected by Covid-19, the MTV social team concepted the ongoing series, IG Live Jam Sessions to provide a first of its kind live music performance experience. Serving as a unique platform for artists, both upcoming and established, Jam Sessions a…
Photographing Holiday Lights in Bryant Park
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic took the world by storm, and the creative industry faced some of its worst days in recent history. From job loss to canceled family gatherings, the year—and particularly the holidays—felt a little bleaker in 2020. But from the get-go, Adorama charged its community with a simple but powerful challenge: Create No Matte…
Rockettes Instagram Live Dance Series
To help lift fans’ and dancers’ spirits around the world during the pandemic, the Rockettes offered free, live dance classes weekly on their Instagram page.
UnitedMasters Open Mic
UnitedMasters is a distribution company that champions independent artists by providing premium music distribution services and by facilitating unique partnerships between artists and the world’s biggest brands. They enable artists to maintain full ownership over their master recording rights while introducing them to millions of new fans worldwid…


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.

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