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.
If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.
Three finalists have been selected by members of the Shorty Awards Nominating Board which is comprised of journalists from around the world. Three finalists were chosen by popular vote and one Wildcard Finalist was selected by the Nominating Board from among the top 25 nominees after the nominating period ended.