9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.


Nominated in YouTuber of the Year

About KSI

British rapper, actor, and Guinness World Records FIFA goal-scoring gamer, Olajide Olatunji, aka @KSIOlajidebt (shortened to KSI), is scoring huge on YouTube. Ending 2016 as the 28th most subscribed channel on YouTube, KSI has grown to 15M+ subscribers since his channel’s 2009 launch. With coordinating JideJunior and KSIOlajidebtHD gameplay channels, KSI plays host to all interests, featuring rap video debuts, pranks, challenges, YouTuber collabs, and his popular fifa funnies series, along with tour and career announcements. Beyond a 2015 book release discussing his YouTube experience and controversies, KSI appeared in Laid in America, the 2016 YouTube star filled movie, and vlogged his Diamond Play Button YouTube award unboxing to 14M+ viewers.

KSI's best work on social

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KdrAWLeBBA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67E_uUhFsgw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMFhGT87TOg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ8wJsB_R_I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExbZcbuRALw

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.