11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

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.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best Breakout YouTuber

You don’t just start with 10M subscribers. Massive followings are acquired through consistently doing something new and unique with your channel. Through trial and error, everyone had to start somewhere. This year, these 12 nominees had the biggest breakout years on YouTube, and are well on their way to growing even more.

Finalists

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Beau Brown
In short, Beau Brown is the “Tallest Vlogger on YouTube!” The 7’1” bundle of positivity tells his nearly 260K subscribers, “Be you. Be BEAUtiful.” While he posts videos about “TALL PROBLEMS” like showering and sleeping in a normal-sized bed, he doesn’t let those things get him down. Instead, he smiles through life, vlogging and uploading challen...
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Emma Chamberlain
Beginning to post only in June 2017, Emma Chamberlain’s candidly funny videos earned her over 410K subscribers before the year even ended. The 16-year-old uploads hilarious vlogs three times a week, making fans laugh with her stream of conscious narration and quick-cut video editing skills. She has already blessed them with some incredible merch...
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Karina Garcia
23-year-old Karina Garcia is often referred to as the “Queen of Slime.” It’s a fitting name—Karina is obsessed with making slime! While she’s truly a YouTube DIY specialist, posting videos with craft ideas and life hacks, her real specialty is making any kind of slime (and in any amount). 100 pounds of slime is no sweat, and fans can learn how t...
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Molly Burke
“A 23-year-old girl who loves makeup and fashion, downhill skiing, yoga, and drinking a lot of tea,” Molly Burke is a YouTube vlogger whose subscriber count soared after appearing on a Casey Neistat vlog in July. Casey saw something in her that’s uniquely impressive—sure, she posts travel vlogs, challenges, and beauty tutorials just like so many...
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Teala Dunn
Actress and YouTuber Teala Dunn believes that “Beauty is a lifestyle.” One of the former stars of the TBS show Are We There Yet?, Teala has appeared in numerous television shows and films in the past five years. But she’s really found a calling on YouTube, where her two channels, TTLYTEANA and Tealaxx2, boast over 3M subscribers combined. Her vl...

Nominees

Austin McConnell
Have you ever found yourself free falling from 12,000 feet and your parachute just won’t work? No? Well, just in case you do find yourself in that situation, Austin McConnell is here to help! His informative and darkly funny video “What To Do If Your Parachute Fails” has all the answers to give you your best chance of survival. After it went viral in Octo...
Julius Dein
YouTuber Julius Dein is pure magic. That is to say, he’s an actual magician, often posting videos pranking people with his illusions. Whether he’s playing tricks on his grandma, strangers on the street, or fellow YouTubers, the Londoner always has the last laugh. He usually has the first laugh, too—in fact, he laughs all the time. That makes his vlogs inf...
Kraig Adams
Videographer Kraig Adams lives in an apartment in Brooklyn, NY, but his decor is different than most interior designers (especially those on social media) would choose. Kraig took the world on his “Minimalist Apartment Tour” in June, quickly gaining hundreds of thousands of YouTube views with his simple, honest approach to decoration. But he’s really desc...
Luke Korns
Aspiring film director Luke Korns posted his first YouTube video when he was 15 years old. Since then, he moved to Los Angeles with his best friend (and fellow YouTuber) Mikey Murphy, turned 21, and surpassed 1.6M subscribers on his channel. While in one video this year he admits, “I do a lot of stupid things,” Luke also tries out tons of new and interest...
Michael Dapaah
After blessing the world with rapper Big Shaq—and his hit song “Mans Not Hot”—Michael Dapaah saw his YouTube channel grow by almost 800K subscribers. The British comedian started by creating a mockumentary, SWIL (which stands for “Somewhere In London”), that follows his larger-than-life characters on their journeys to success. When Michael played two of t...
Olivia Jade
It should come as no surprise that Olivia Jade has become a popular fashion and beauty YouTuber—after all, she is the daughter of Fuller House star Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. The 18-year-old regularly posts beauty tutorials, skincare routines, product hauls, and Get Ready With Me videos for her 1.2M+ subscribers. While she’s a n...

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, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Early Entry Deadline is November 29, 2018