YouTube Star of the Year

The YouTube Star of the Year Award, presented by A&E, honors the best video producers who are able to entertain on the ever changing digital video platform. You no longer need to appear in a film, TV show, or win a national competition to become famous. With the use of social media, otherwise unknown personalities have become famous through YouTube with videos about how nerds would fight popular people, “epic” rap battles between famous people throughout history, and even auto-tuning current events. Nominate the #YouTubeStar you think should win this coveted Shorty!

This category will have 7 finalists. These include 3 with the most nominations from the public, 3 chosen by the Shorty Awards Nominating Board made up of professional journalists from around the world, and 1 Wildcard Finalist. See our rules page for more info.

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Finalists chosen by the nominating board

Three finalists will be selected by members of the Shorty Awards Nominating Board which is comprised of journalists from around the world. One Wildcard Finalist will be selected by the Nominating Board from among the top 25 nominees after the nominating period ends.

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Finalists chosen by the public

Three finalists will be determined by nominations from the public. You can nominate anyone who has a Twitter account for a Shorty Award, which recognizes everything they do on other social networks, too. Make a nomination using the form above or using Twitter, send a tweet like this: I nominate @username for a Shorty Award in #category because... [ADD REASON HERE]

YouTube Star of the Year Nominees