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 YouTube Musician

Getting a record deal is next to impossible. And once many artists do, they often feud with labels over creative control. Well, YouTube gives musicians a chance to create the music they want, how they want. From killer covers to outstanding originals, YouTube has been one of the best platforms for music for years.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.
80 Fitz
Beatboxing sensation Andrew Fitzpatrick, aka 80Fitz, has been busy since his appearance in the popular 2015 film Pitch Perfect. In 2017, Andrew launched a web series for his 1M Facebook fans called Bea...
Brooklyn & Bailey
Already popular from the Cute Girls Hairstyles YouTube channel, Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight took the music world by storm in 2017. They released their debut single, “Dance Like Me,” which shot to #26 ...
DeStorm Power
Besides having one of the greatest names on social media, DeStorm Power has some of the best songs on YouTube. In April 2017, DeStorm took the YouTube world by storm (no pun intended) when he released ...
Desmond Dennis
And now, the smooth sounds of Desmond Dennis. We say sounds—plural—because this wickedly talented R&B; singer croons solo, then clones himself for backup harmonies, and often beatboxes his own percussi...
Fresh Big Mouf
The old saying “The world is your oyster” applies perfectly to YouTube music virtuoso Fresh Big Mouf—except, instead of an oyster, the world is his studio. Carrying a microphone wherever he goes to rec...
Kurt Hugo Schneider
Kurt Hugo Schneider, the 29-year-old producer, filmmaker, and musician, has accumulated quite the following producing music videos for all kinds of musicians, from T-Pain to Liam Payne to Avicii, and m...
Leslie Wai
Filmmaker, music producer, and pancake enthusiast Leslie Wai has a rightful claim to the throne of the remix world. He samples popular songs, games, TV shows, and everyday objects to create dope EDM be...
MattyBRaps
At 15 years old, Matthew Morris (aka MattyB) is already a veteran of the YouTube music scene. The blue-eyed Georgian has rapped his way to an incredible 9.3M+ YouTube subscribers. On Instagram, he look...
Our Last Night
Our Last Night has absolutely rocked YouTube in 2017, covering hit songs from all genres in their heavy metal style. Whether tackling Logic, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, or Kendrick, the four-piece New Ha...
PostmodernJukebox
The brainchild of brilliant composer and pianist Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox plays “Today’s hits, yesterday.” The rotating collective of musicians and singers cover current pop hits in styles fro...
The Filharmonic
If you love puns and amazing harmonies, then you’ll love the Filipino-American acapella group The Filharmonic (get it?). These five talented performers have shown up everywhere from The Sing-Off to Pit...
Vidya Vox
In just three short years, Vidya Vox—the powerful singer/songwriter from Chennai, India—has amassed 3.7M+ YouTube followers. After moving to the US (spending her formative years in Virginia), Vidya beg...

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

02 . 22 . 18