10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The late entry deadline is February 22, 2018

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.

Best Breakout YouTuber

You don’t just start with 10M subscribers. Massive followings are acquired through consistently doing something new and unique with your channel. Through trial and error, everyone had to start somewhere. This year, these 12 nominees had the biggest breakout years on YouTube, and are well on their way to growing even more.
Austin McConnell
Have you ever found yourself free falling from 12,000 feet and your parachute just won’t work? No? Well, just in case you do find yourself in that situation, Austin McConnell is here to help! His informative and darkly funny video “What To Do If Your Parachute Fails” has all the answers to give you your best chance of survival. After it went viral in Octo...
Beau Brown
In short, Beau Brown is the “Tallest Vlogger on YouTube!” The 7’1” bundle of positivity tells his nearly 260K subscribers, “Be you. Be BEAUtiful.” While he posts videos about “TALL PROBLEMS” like showe...
Elle Mills
YouTuber Elle Mills started 2017 with just over 15K subscribers. Then things went crazy. The 19-year-old gained traction for hilarious edits that cast shows and films in a totally different light, like “IF STRANGER THINGS WERE A ROMANTIC COMEDY.” But in 2017, Elle mostly posted her weekly vlogs, often featuring her family members or her friend (and fellow...
Emma Chamberlain
Beginning to post only in June 2017, Emma Chamberlain’s candidly funny videos earned her over 410K subscribers before the year even ended. The 16-year-old uploads hilarious vlogs three times a week, ma...
Julius Dein
YouTuber Julius Dein is pure magic. That is to say, he’s an actual magician, often posting videos pranking people with his illusions. Whether he’s playing tricks on his grandma, strangers on the street, or fellow YouTubers, the Londoner always has the last laugh. He usually has the first laugh, too—in fact, he laughs all the time. That makes his vlogs inf...
Karina Garcia
23-year-old Karina Garcia is often referred to as the “Queen of Slime.” It’s a fitting name—Karina is obsessed with making slime! While she’s truly a YouTube DIY specialist, posting videos with craft i...
Kraig Adams
Videographer Kraig Adams lives in an apartment in Brooklyn, NY, but his decor is different than most interior designers (especially those on social media) would choose. Kraig took the world on his “Min...
Luke Korns
Aspiring film director Luke Korns posted his first YouTube video when he was 15 years old. Since then, he moved to Los Angeles with his best friend (and fellow YouTuber) Mikey Murphy, turned 21, and surpassed 1.6M subscribers on his channel. While in one video this year he admits, “I do a lot of stupid things,” Luke also tries out tons of new and interest...
Michael Dapaah
After blessing the world with rapper Big Shaq—and his hit song “Mans Not Hot”—Michael Dapaah saw his YouTube channel grow by almost 800K subscribers. The British comedian started by creating a mockumen...
Molly Burke
“A 23-year-old girl who loves makeup and fashion, downhill skiing, yoga, and drinking a lot of tea,” Molly Burke is a YouTube vlogger whose subscriber count soared after appearing on a Casey Neistat vl...
Olivia Jade
It should come as no surprise that Olivia Jade has become a popular fashion and beauty YouTuber—after all, she is the daughter of Fuller House star Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli....
Teala Dunn
Actress and YouTuber Teala Dunn believes that “Beauty is a lifestyle.” One of the former stars of the TBS show Are We There Yet?, Teala has appeared in numerous television shows and films in the past f...

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, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

final Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18