10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. 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 Web Series

As the internet continues it’s takeover of more traditional forms of media, more and more people are producing Web Series. They could be based on a YouTuber’s content and style, or they could take on a whole story of their own. These Web Serieses stood out from the rest as bringing something new to the space.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best Branded Series Video for Brands & Organizations.
Buddy System
Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal have established themselves as titans of the YouTube industry, creating some of the platform’s funniest videos over the last decade. Season 1 of their YouTube Red original series Buddy System won the 2017 Streamy Award for Best Comedy Series, while the 2nd season finds the dynamic duo on a different adventure each episode, exp...
Escape the Night
A gamer, vlogger, author, and two-time contestant on The Amazing Race, YouTuber Joey Graceffa created a show that unsurprisingly spans multiple genres. Part reality competition, part mystery, part meta-fiction, part comedy, part fantasy, and part satire, Escape the Night returned in 2017 with a 2nd season on YouTube Red that is more epic than ever. The ca...
Guidance
Many students go through high school hoping they never have to meet with their guidance counselor. But what happens when the guidance counselor is the only one who can solve a school mystery? Season 3 of Guidance, the popular web series produced by AwesomenessTV, centers on a grieving sister trying to be a normal teenager while coping with the tragic hit-...
Hot Ones
YouTube series Hot Ones is “the show with hot questions and even hotter wings.” In 2017, the First We Feast channel’s show finished season 3 and embarked on season 4—their spiciest to date. With appearances by celebrities ranging from Wale to Casey Neistat to Wanda Sykes, host Sean Evans eats ten wings with each guest, asking one question per wing, with t...
Jay Versace is Stuck in the 90s
Imagine being sent to a world where there are no smart phones, where you need to ask people for directions instead of Siri, where you can’t google anything because Google hasn’t been created yet. Well that’s where Jay Versace was sent after being struck by lightning, leaving him stranded in an ancient time known as... the 90s! Fullscreen’s Jay Versace is ...
Mr. Student Body President
This is politics as unusual as you’ve ever seen it. While most people write off school elections as mere popularity contests, Mr. Student Body President shows what happens when that position is held by someone who cares—maybe a little too much. Played by Jeremy Shada, student body president Tyler Prendergast and his cabinet members do anything and everyth...
OMG We're Coming Over
Is there something wrong with your house? Yes? Well someone special is coming over to fix it—Mr. Kate! More specifically, the stars of the popular Mr. Kate YouTube channel, Kate Albrecht and Joey Zehr, who have mastered the interior makeover. The 2nd season of their show OMG We’re Coming Over: Digitally Famous found the duo redecorating, redesigning, and ...
Real Bros of Simi Valley
What happens when four dope bros in California’s Simi Valley try to throw a dope kickback? We’re not going to spoil it for you, but you can watch Jimmy Tatro’s The Real Bros of Simi Valley to find out. Starring Jimmy, Cody Ko, Getter, and Nick Colletti as the main characters, the hilarious four-part web series received over 3M total views. It’s easy to se...
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television
And now for something completely different. Ryan Hansen is back on television! Well, YouTube Red. Playing a self-obsessed, hilariously fictionalized version of himself, Ryan teams up with Detective Jessica Mathers, played by Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley, to solve homicides around the LA area. The first YouTube Red original series to feature Holl...
Speechless with Carly Fleischmann
Just because her autism prevents her from speaking doesn’t mean Carly Fleischmann has nothing to say. After getting millions of views for the 1st episode of her show Speechless with Carly Fleischmann in 2016, Carly came back in 2017 with an amazing lineup of guests, like James Van Der Beek, Grace Helbig, and Whitney Cummings. Carly has earned every single...
The Breakdown
The Young Turks has become one of the most important news shows in recent memory, with its founders launching the TYT Network to expand their offerings and reach new audiences. With The Breakdown, it seems they found the perfect way to mix righteous outrage with honest reporting. The popular web series is co-hosted by TYT members Hasan Piker, Francis Maxw...
Worth It
In BuzzFeed's Worth It, hosts Steven Lim, Andrew Ilnyckyj, and Adam Bianchi embark on new food adventures trying delicious food at three price points: affordable, middle tier, and luxury. At the end of the episode, the gang decides which item is the most worth it at its given price. Worth It is one of the most watched shows on YouTube and to date, the ser...

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

late Deadline for Brands & Organizations

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