13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Live Streamer of the Year

Social media is all about letting people around the world communicate easier and quicker. Well, nothing is more quick than a creator live streaming whatever it is they bring to the table. From singing to just chatting with fans, these Live Streamers are keeping up their global fan bases in real time.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media on YouNow with influencers, enter the Best Influencer & Celebrity YouNow Campaign Industry Award.


Ariel Viera
Ariel Viera is just trying to “show the wonders of the world via 360 video.” Looking to combine his “three passions in life—filmmaking, urban exploring, and history”—he created Urbanist to help people share their stories with others and explore the cities of the world together using live streaming and social media. In April, they released their mo…
Dick Vitale
It’s Dickie V, baby! One of the most legendary personalities in the history of sports broadcasting, Dick Vitale has been the voice of college basketball for decades. During the days that he isn’t on TV talking college hoops, his fans can find him on Periscope, where Dick talks about whatever is on his mind—sports or otherwise. Always known as a pe…
Emma McGann
Emma McGann, the British singer-songwriter, shows day in and day out that she is an incredible musician. In November 2017, the YouNow star released her second album, B.R.A.V.E., a collection of songs that “echoes themes of adventure, love and discovery - inspired by personal life stories.” Emma’s massive international fanbase was a factor in YouNo…
Thomas Kuc
15-year-old Thomas Kuc is, as he says, “just a kid who loves to have fun and travel the world!” But he also happens to be one of the lead actors on the Nickelodeon show Game Shakers and a rising star on YouNow. Streaming to his 114K fans on the platform, the Brazilian actor answers questions from fans who message him in real time. Whether asked ab…
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel is a one of the biggest actors on the planet, with roles in some of the most successful franchises in Hollywood’s history, like The Fast and the Furious, xXx, and Guardians of the Galaxy. 2017 served as a sort of trifecta for Vin, as all three had new installments released in 2017, leading him to become the top-grossing actor of the yea…


Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and he will undoubtedly go down as a football legend, being a key component in one of the most high-powered offenses the game has ever seen. But early in 2017, Antonio also made his mark on the world of live streaming when, after an intense 18-16 playoff victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, the sta…
Brent Morgan
Brent Morgan is undeniably talented, writing and producing all his own songs. The 30-year-old is on the rise, dominating the streaming platform YouNow and beginning to upload more of his music on YouTube. His most popular post, the song “Broken People” featuring fellow YouNower The Dapper Rapper, came at the very end of 2017 and gained over 140K views in tw…
Bryce Xavier
Many people consider themselves lucky enough to be good at even one skill. Well, 15-year-old actor, singer, songwriter, model, and violinist Bryce Xavier is so talented that he has already worked with artists like CeeLo Green and Janelle Monáe. The popular live streamer was featured in a June 2017 New York Times article about the platform Live.ly, where he …
Liz Cook
It’s a question that many of us might have, or might at some point ask ourselves. Should I get a tattoo? While there isn’t a great way to weigh the options without actually getting one, tattoo artist Liz Cook might have created a way to help. Frequently streaming live from her studio in Dallas, TX, tens of thousands of people typically tune in to watch the …
Ron Waxman
A “New York based sports agent in the world of soccer,” Ron Waxman likes to laugh, talk, and see the Empire State Building lit up on the NYC skyline almost every night, sharing it all with his 34K+ Periscope followers. As soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and Ron is one of the most powerful agents in soccer, it makes sense that he has a growing…
Tasmin Lucia-Khan
Over her impressive career, Tasmin Lucia-Khan as accomplished quite a lot. Working as a TV personality, entrepreneur, and news anchor, the Oxford University graduate has been on the frontlines of many of the most important events in the last two decades. With a lifestyle that has her working around the clock—and around the world—Tasmin realized she could co…

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.

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