9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

Gaming

It used to be that you could share your video gaming skills only with the number of friends who fit on your couch, but YouTube and various live streaming platforms allow players to share their abilities, and their personalities, with the entire world. The world has responded, making social gaming one of the hottest trends on the web. Our nominees are those gamers whose innovations and talent brought them the most attention this year.

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.
Aphmau
Cat-loving celebrity gamer and live streamer Jess “Aphmau” is a Minecraft-centric broadcaster, with 2.5M+ YouTube channel subscribers. From Minecraft creations to Twitch streams and her popular “Minecr...
Extra Credits
Popular weekly YouTube channel/webseries Extra Credits analyzes all things gaming. Created by Daniel Floyd and James Portnow, with a collective team of artists, Extra Credits covers video game topics i...
FGTeeV
From family activity to YouTube sensation with 2.7M+ subscribers and over 3 billion channel views, “the Family Gaming team” behind FGTeeV broadcasts combination gameplay and comedy sketch videos. The f...
Funhaus
With a @FunhausTeam made up of “beards and video games,” a pack of dudes (and one girl) play games, host talk-show podcast Dude Soup, and field fan Q&As with rollicking, inspired commentary. Joining fo...
IHasCupquake
Uploading her artistic and gaming web videos at her husband’s encouragement, designer and gamer Tiffany Garcia, aka Cupquake, now has 5M+ YouTube subscribers and over 2 billion channel views. With her ...
KYRSP33DY
With “Gaming videos that will make you laugh” on his speedyw03 YouTube page, and “More gaming videos that will make you laugh” on his newer KYRSP33DY account, Lucas “Speedy” Watson is a professional ga...
Markiplier
One of the the world’s top influencers of “teens, tweens and young adults ahead of Taylor Swift,” Mark Fischbach, aka Markiplier, specializes in Let’s Play gameplay commentary videos, sketch comedies, ...
MatPat
Creator and producer of YouTube channels The Game Theorists, The Film Theorists, and GTLive, among others, Matthew Patrick, aka MatPat, serves up theoretical explorations and analyses of favorite video...
NoahJ456
A master of mods, gamer and content creator NoahJ456 broadcasts playthroughs from the mainstream to the personally modified. Launching his YouTube channel with “Call of Duty Lobby Rap Freestyle,” NoahJ...
The Diamond Minecart
Gamer, Guinness World Records holder and 2015 #1 ranked YouTuber, Daniel Middleton (aka @DanTDM) has built his celebrity through custom Minecraft mods to a following of 13M+ YouTube subscribers. From T...
The Syndicate Project
The first streamer to hit the 1M follower mark on Twitch, Tom Cassell’s Syndicate is currently the most followed Twitch channel with 2.4M+ people tuning in. Expanding to YouTube in 2014, Tom’s TheSyndi...
YOGSCAST Hannah
The “flippin’ heck” British gamer with a love of cats and tomb-raiding, Yogscast content creator Hannah Rutherford aka @Lomadia has built a large following for her own spirited gameplay commentaries on...

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.