10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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 6th Annual Shorty Awards


Finalist in Web Show

About BryanStars

BryanStars is a 23 year old YouTuber best known for interviewing rock bands on his web show BryanStars Interviews. With over 70 million views and 400,000 subscribers, BryanStars Interviews is the #1 Rock Music Show on YouTube and features interviews with bands like Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria and Pierce The Veil. Bryan has also interviewed rock legends such as Slipknot and Korn, as well as radio favorites like Cody Simpson, TV superstars like Mitchel Musso and the winners of American Idol. Bryan also runs popular music blogs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and was voted by music fans as the Best Music Blog in the Alternative Press Reader’s Choice Poll 2013. In recognition of its success, the BryanStars YouTube Channel was recently awarded the title of “YouTube NextUp" winning a $35,000 grant from YouTube and exposure in both USA Today and The New York Times. Moving forward, BryanStars looks to continue engaging music fans across all social media. BryanStars is a modern day version of MTV, using social media instead of television to engage music fans. His YouTube Channel features band interviews and music videos from bands and artists all over the world, engaging millions of music fans every month on his site. Bryan also run popular music blogs on every major social media platform, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, using each in a unique way to engage music fans and encourage them to check out new bands and artists. In 2013 Bryan also started his own concert tour "The BryanStars Tour" taking six unsigned bands with him all over the United States to perform for fans. Relying almost entirely on social media for promotion, the tour was a success hitting 50 markets. Bryan also started a own clothing line in 2013 centered around the concept of loving rock music. With phrases like "You Twerk, We Mosh" and "I'd Rather Be At A Concert" designed on shirts, the merchandise is an anthem to kids that love music.

BryanStars's best work on social

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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow,, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards powered by directv now were held april 15th, 2018