12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization is 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.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Data Visualization

This award honors the visualization of data to share information in a creative, sharable and exciting way. Eligible visualizations include infographics, charts, dynamic landing pages, interactive maps, music generators, audio visualizers, projections and more!

See previous winners and honorees here.


Clorox: For When Things Go Viral
The speed of Internet celebrity is amazing—two million views stack up faster than tissues on your nightstand when you're sick. We know that colds and the flu have the same viral intensity as the most popular Internet sensations, but we have the power to stop them from spreading.In our hyper-connected world, we often share how we're feeling on soci…
Spotify Singles
We created a series of experiments we called "Spotify Singles." Each Single took a cultural insight about music and–powered by Spotify data–created a unique, fun way to both share and discover music.
Did you know?
Data was the name of the game in 2015, and we wanted to connect with our followers through this fresh and innovative medium. Grubhub has a wealth of data, and our goal was to engage with customers in various markets by reflecting their unique ordering habits back at them in video form. Take that, Nate Silver! We also created a content hub that hou…
Spotify Found Them First
Spotify wanted to reward top streamers, who were the reason a lot of artists like Hozier and Lorde made it big through Spotify.
Spotify Taste Rewind
With hundreds of millions of streams every day on Spotify, the vast majority are the latest hits and contemporary artists. Our task was to encourage listeners to dip deeper into Spotify's catalogue of 30 million songs.
What's Really Warming the World?
What really IS warming the world? Is it the sun? Is it volcanoes? Is it deforestation? Ozone pollution? NO! It really is greenhouse gasses, guys. Atmospheric CO2 levels are 40% higher today than they were in 1750. It's not the sun…it's us. There's no contest. The question of whether or not the world is getting warmer is no longer up for debate. 20…


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 final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards is on thursday, FEB 20TH.