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 Vlogger of the Year

Years ago, YouTube gave birth to a baby named vlog. As YouTube grow and expands, so does its population of vloggers, who put their daily life on screen for your enjoyment. With a seemingly growing and endless list of popular vloggers, the field is becoming increasingly competitive.


Alex Wassabi
Vlogger Alex Wassabi believes, “If you're not smiling, you're doing it wrong.” The silly, excitable 27-year-old behind the mega-popular Wassabi Productions YouTube channel always wears his frown upside-down, bringing his infectious joy to nearly 10M subscribers. He started 2017 on a couple’s getaway with his girlfriend and fellow YouTube star Laur…
Jason Nash
Comedian Jason Nash was a revelation on Vine, but when that platform disappeared at the end of 2016, he needed somewhere to bring his madcap antics. YouTube was where all his friends went—like David Dobrik, who collaborates with Jason in videos and on the podcast VIEWS, which made a big debut in 2017, climbing to #3 on the iTunes charts. So Jason …
Scotty Sire
Starting out on Vine, where he gained immense popularity creating silly six-second skits, Scotty Sire took his hilarious videos over to YouTube, becoming king of the comedic vlog. What’s great is that he brought all his friends along, collaborating constantly with other popular YouTubers like David Dobrik, Liza Koshy, and of course his girlfriend …
Todd Smith
Toddy Smith has worked with some of his best friends (and fellow social media stars) for years now. He started on Vine, but now he creates hilarious comedic vlogs on his Toddy Smithy YouTube channel. People like David Dobrik, Scotty Sire, and Zane Hijazi appear frequently in the 26-year-old’s videos, which regularly garner hundreds of thousands of…
In a 2017 interview, Justine Ezarik, aka iJustine, said, “I like video games, I like tech, I like travel, I like my dog, I like food.” That just about sums up the type of content Justine has been posting on social media for the past decade. The vlogger, actress, and model has had incredible staying power, continuing to grow her online empire—now w…


Aspyn and Parker
In 2017, Aspyn Ovard celebrated her second anniversary with husband, fellow YouTuber, and vlog partner Parker Ferris. While the two have their own YouTube channels, they vlog on their shared Aspyn and Parker channel, letting 1.6M+ fans in on everything happening in their life together. For their anniversary, they opened up to fans, telling them that they’d …
Annabelle, aka CatCreature, vlogs about her artistic processes and creative whims. As a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, the 19-year-old’s life is filled to the brim with art, design, and fashion. So a vlog may easily segue into a DIY tutorial or a demo of photo editing apps without skipping a beat. Watching one of her projects go from an idea …
Kade Speiser
Jake Paul’s Team 10 house needs someone to film, and in doing that, Kade Speiser has become one of the most prominent videographers on YouTube. But in 2017 he also started vlogging, posting five days a week to his self-titled channel starting in July with the video “JAKE PAUL GOT SPIT ON,” which got over 1.5M views. The 22-year-old documents his life in and…
Margot Lee
19-year-old lifestyle & fashion YouTuber Margot Lee has documented her transition to life in college, starting her second year at Syracuse University in 2017. She gives insider tips on decorating a dorm room, posts Get Ready With Me videos as she prepares for big nights out, and vlogs about her day-to-day life. From classes to exams to weekend excursions of…
Meghan Rienks
In 2010, Meghan Rienks began documenting her “awkward teenage years for the whole world to see.” Now 22, Meghan has become a YouTube star, amassing over 2.3M subscribers on her own channel, while also appearing in plenty of sketches on AwesomenessTV’s channel throughout the years. That helped land her a role in the Hulu series Freakish, alongside many other…
Negin Mirsalehi
Fashion and beauty influencer Negin Mirsalehi began modeling after launching her massively popular Instagram account, which boasts 4.5M+ followers. She was in a masters program in 2012 and needed an outlet, so she started posting on the platform. Five years later, she’s walked the runway for noted fashion houses such as Dolce & Gabbana, and created a line o…

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