5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries are now closed. Finalists will be announced in mid-October!

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Creator of the Decade

Wow, it’s finally here. 10 years of Shorty Awards honoring the best on social media. We only felt it was appropriate to honor the OG creators, who have been entertaining us since the start of social media, and haven’t slowed down at all. These truly are the titans of the industry.


Casey Neistat
From his early days criticizing the City of New York for their lack of safe bike lanes to gliding through its snowy streets on a snowboard tied to the back of a car, Casey Neistat has been turning heads on the internet. The daily vlogs that he began posting to YouTube in 2015 now receive over a million views each, with 8.6M+ subscribers taking par…
Jenna Marbles
A sensation since posting her first video in 2010, Jenna Marbles is now a titan of YouTube. That video, “How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking,” may still be her most popular (with 66M+ views), but she nonetheless ended 2017 with the 36th most subscribed YouTube account—and the 2nd most popular female-run channel. She’s such a part…
Lilly Singh
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s ||Superwoman||! Since starting her YouTube career in 2010, Lilly Singh has shown that she can do it all—posting gut-busting sketch after gut-busting sketch for nearly 13M subscribers, appearing in feature films, and being named one of TIME magazine’s “Next Generation Leaders” and the #1 entertainment influencer by F…
Liza Koshy
In 2017, Liza Koshy became the fastest YouTuber ever to reach 10M subscribers, finishing the year with an astonishing 13M+. In addition to creating some of YouTube’s funniest videos, the “little brown girl with big dreams” has amassed over 15M Instagram followers with one of the most stylish accounts on the app. With another 11M+ fans on musical.l…
Rhett & Link
Imagine how much less funny the world would be if Rhett McLaughlin and Charles “Link” Neal weren’t in the same 1st grade class. The two lifelong friends are among the most prolific people on the internet, appearing in the daily comedy show Good Mythical Morning, the top-20 iTunes podcast Ear Biscuits, and the YouTube Red series Rhett & Link’s Budd…


Dude Perfect
Who knew hanging out with your college roomates and videotaping backyard trick shots could turn into a full time job? Well, the quintet known as Dude Perfect have now become the 4th biggest sports channel on YouTube, with over 25M subscribers! They perform trick shots with any kind of sports equipment—from basketballs to frisbees to fidget spinners and beyo…
Gigi Gorgeous
She may have changed her name to Gigi in 2014, but she has always been gorgeous. What began in 2008 as a vlog channel with fashion and beauty tutorials mixed in is now one of the most inspirational accounts in YouTube’s history. Gigi Gorgeous is so compelling that YouTube released This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, a documentary exploring how she took her i…
Hannah Hart
Isn’t it great when you’re just trying to cheer up a friend but your video for her goes viral and launches your career? The instant success of My Drunk Kitchen led to Hannah Hart quitting a full-time job in 2011 to get tipsy and cook delicious recipes on her hilarious YouTube show. In addition to whipping up a New York Times bestseller based on the show in …
Mark Fischbach, aka Wilford Warfstache, aka Markiplier, has gamed his way into becoming one of the biggest social media stars on the planet. In addition to his 19M+ YouTube subscribers, the gamer’s 23M+ followers across other platforms has allowed him to grow his career outside of social media. Signed to William Morris Entertainment in 2016, Mark launched h…
Philip DeFranco
Philip DeFranco has come a long way from shooting videos with a $20 B&W; camera. For the past decade, The Philip DeFranco Show has set the standard for YouTube news. Posting almost every day, Philip keeps 5.8M+ subscribers informed in well researched videos covering pop culture, politics, society, and many other topics. But his biggest contribution to YouTu…
Tyler Oakley
Tyler Oakley couldn’t have known when he started posting videos as a college freshman in 2007 that a decade later he’d have 21M+ social media fans and would meet President Obama—but he’s not complaining. The beloved blondie has amazing success with his impressive Instagram page and hilarious Twitter feed, though he is best known for YouTube videos. He enter…

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

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!