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.

Best in Gaming

Remember being stuck on that one boss or level, and you just couldn’t figure out how to beat that part of the game. Thanks to the strength of the gaming community, normal folks like you and I can now watch some of the best gamers in the world play through parts of games we might find impossible. Plus, who doesn’t love hilarious color commentary, which is what many of these gamers provide.

If you're a video game maker or marketer looking for recognition for your use of social media to promote games enter the the Best in Games Shorty Award.

Finalists

finalist
Airforceproud95
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of air travel that passengers don’t see while squeezed in a seat, snacking on a tiny bag of almonds. Well, thanks to Flight Simulator X player extraordinaire Airforceproud95, YouTubers can experience the flip side of the flying experience, like communications between pilots and air traffic controllers...
finalist
Gaming Historian
As advances in technology speed up, things like video games become obsolete more quickly than ever, and it gets harder to keep track of their history, origins, and inspirations. Enter Norman Caruso. Nearly a decade ago, Norman became frustrated trying to find any information on the backstory of some old games, like the companies that made them o...
finalist
ItsFunneh
Every day, Kat (aka Funneh) is hard at work not only playing video games, but also making them. Using the popular game creation platform Roblox, the Canadian gamer and her siblings—known as the KREW—play in the worlds that she builds. Posting six of her ItsFunneh YouTube channel’s ten most popular videos in 2017, the hilarious gamer was able to ...
finalist
PushingUpRoses
For the past seven years, Sarah Wilson has been better known to the YouTube community as PushingUpRoses. On her channel, the Chicago native posts both gameplay and commentary videos, using the platform to discuss the gaming industry, in general. Additionally, she often brings up game theory, and how the content on our screens relates to elements...
finalist
runJDrun
J.D. Witherspoon, son of character actor John Witherspoon, gained over 110K YouTube subscribers on his runJDrun channel in 2017, growing to 375K+ total. A gamer, stand-up comedian, voice actor, and dog walker (according his Twitter bio), the multi-talented J.D. plays on nearly every system out there. Best known for gameplay, commentary, and reac...

Nominees

Chad Wild Clay
Chad Wild Clay took his love of slicing digital fruits with a swipe of his thumb off the screen, becoming a fruit ninja IRL. When he isn’t testing real-life weapons from the latest video game to see which is best at slicing fruit as it flies through the air, Chad blesses 2.2M+ fans with unboxing videos, challenges, DIY tutorials for making your favorite v...
Fangs
It’s a common problem for millennials everywhere. You love playing FIFA, but you’re not as good as you want to be. No matter the pace or the formation, you just can’t seem to find the winning combination. Well soccer superfan Jesse Duban, aka Fangs, is here to help. As the self-proclaimed “Queen of FIFA,” Fangs has unlocked some of the best players in the...
MangoTango
MangoTango. Though the gamer typically posts videos of him playing Minecraft, he also uploads occasional IRL posts, usually messing around with his friends in a Minecraft-inspired challenge. The 20-year-old originally gained prominence as a gamer for creating the Charlie Brown and Yandere Middle School roleplaying areas in the Minecraft world. In 2017, he...
Sylvibot
There are a lot of gamers on YouTube. There are also a lot of people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds on YouTube. Well, the gamer Sylvibot decided to combine the two. Despite joining YouTube more recently than many of her fellow nominees, her channel took off in late February, growing by over 100K throughout the remainder of 2017. Sylvibot isn’t jus...
cybernova games
Hannah Noble, aka Cybernova, plays by her own rules. That’s because she uses the popular program Roblox to map out and build her very own online multiplayer games. Over the course of 2017, Cybernova focused less on games like The Sims and Minecraft, instead shifting her attention to creating worlds of her own, often based on film or television, like a Dan...
iMAV3RIQ
He didn’t choose the savage life, the savage life chose him. Playing games like Madden NFL and NBA 2K, Dion Williams, aka iMAV3RIQ, gained nearly 250K new YouTube subscribers in 2017, pushing him close to the 900K mark. Dion has the unique ability to take his gaming talents off-screen, doing challenges based on the football and basketball video games, wit...

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 powered by directv now were held april 15th, 2018