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.

Vlogger of the Year

YouTube is the platform that gave birth to the vlog, giving users the freedom to connect directly with the world by sharing their everyday lives and innermost experiences. With countless vloggers now populating the web, this year’s nominees stood out for pulling us into their fascinating worlds and keeping us engaged the entire time.
Ben Brown
Explorer, vlogger, professional videographer, and photographer Ben Brown is “all work, all play.” A former world champion kayaker now traversing the globe, Ben showcases his epic adventures via breatht...
David Dobrik
Editing all his vlogs to a run time of exactly 4:20, the “Sexy, Gorgeous, and Humble” David Dobrik is conquering YouTube with his charm. His first vlog, “PUTTING A PUPPY INTO THE MICROWAVE!!” went vira...
Erik Conover
New York-based videographer, photographer, and global adventurer Erik Conover shares daily vlogs documenting his travels, life in the city, and personal milestones. With 30M+ YouTube channel views, Eri...
Jon Olsson
Professional alpine ski racer, car enthusiast, Douchebags travel gear co-founder, and YouTuber Jon Olsson broadcasts daily vlogs of the good life. A nine-time Winter X Games medalist from Monaco, Jon’s...
Julien Solomita
LA-based YouTuber Julien Solomita documents his life through vlogging. Regularly collaborating with his YouTuber girlfriend Jenna Marbles on his self-titled channel (and on the popular Jenna & Julien P...
Louis Cole
British explorer, travel vlogger, and philanthropist Louis Cole invites the world to “Live the Adventure” with him. With his YouTube channel amassing close to 2M subscribers, Louis shares daily vlogs f...
Monica Church
Beauty maven Monica Church combines all things style into her hairodynamic YouTube channel, vlogging to 1M+ subscribers. Vlogging beauty life hacks, makeup tutorials, back to school hauls, and design t...
Sam Sheffer
From Engadget to The Verge to Mashable, NY-based content creator Sam Sheffer also shares his love of technology, skateboarding, and social media in vlogs. Uploading 150+ videos and vlogs in his first y...
Sara Dietschy
Professional YouTuber and influencer Sara Dietschy vlogs about life and creativity in NYC. Sara’s self-titled YouTube channel showcases tech reviews, creative musings, global travels, and adventures, w...
Shaaanxo Vlogs
Top New Zealand beauty YouTuber Shannon Harris, internationally known for her all-inclusive beauty channel Shaaanxo, with nearly 3M subscribers and 300M views, has additionally become a vlogging sensat...
Shaytards
2016 has been another big year for “YouTube’s first family.” Vlogging their lives since 2008, husband and wife duo Shay and Colette Butler and their five children have enchanted a global following, bri...
The Gabbie Vlogs
“Just a girl doin her best and making a fool of herself while she's at it,” Gabbie Hanna has rapidly gone from Vine star to YouTube sensation. With over 3M subscribers on her main channel The Gabbie Sh...

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.