3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best YouTube Musician

Getting a record deal is next to impossible. And once many artists do, they often feud with labels over creative control. Well, YouTube gives musicians a chance to create the music they want, how they want. From killer covers to outstanding originals, YouTube has been one of the best platforms for music for years.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.

Finalists

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80 Fitz
Beatboxing sensation Andrew Fitzpatrick, aka 80Fitz, has been busy since his appearance in the popular 2015 film Pitch Perfect. In 2017, Andrew launched a web series for his 1M Facebook fans called Beat Blitz. In it, Andrew picks a new theme each week and gives himself an hour to write a full song. His ability to find new and creative ways to sh...
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Brooklyn & Bailey
Already popular from the Cute Girls Hairstyles YouTube channel, Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight took the music world by storm in 2017. They released their debut single, “Dance Like Me,” which shot to #26 on the iTunes charts. The identical twins then spent October performing on their inaugural music tour across America. With 4.5M+ subscribers to th...
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Our Last Night
Our Last Night has absolutely rocked YouTube in 2017, covering hit songs from all genres in their heavy metal style. Whether tackling Logic, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, or Kendrick, the four-piece New Hampshire band shows their ability to blast through your speakers, then shift into soft, emotional passages. Fronted by brothers Trevor and Matt Wen...
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The Filharmonic
If you love puns and amazing harmonies, then you’ll love the Filipino-American acapella group The Filharmonic (get it?). These five talented performers have shown up everywhere from The Sing-Off to Pitch Perfect 2 to The Late Late Show with James Corden. They bring their “unique blend of hip hop, pop and 90’s nostalgia” to YouTube, posting every...
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Vidya Vox
In just three short years, Vidya Vox—the powerful singer/songwriter from Chennai, India—has amassed 3.7M+ YouTube followers. After moving to the US (spending her formative years in Virginia), Vidya began combining classic Indian sounds with Western music she loved, creating a style that’s as catchy as it is original. While her impressive covers ...

Nominees

DeStorm Power
Besides having one of the greatest names on social media, DeStorm Power has some of the best songs on YouTube. In April 2017, DeStorm took the YouTube world by storm (no pun intended) when he released Part 1 of the 20-part series Caught. Like R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet, Caught tells the story, in song form, of what happens when two people get caught...
Desmond Dennis
And now, the smooth sounds of Desmond Dennis. We say sounds—plural—because this wickedly talented R&B; singer croons solo, then clones himself for backup harmonies, and often beatboxes his own percussion. While Desmond’s YouTube channel features videos of him singing popular covers, his come with a twist, often performing a medley of hits or mashing-up tw...
Fresh Big Mouf
The old saying “The world is your oyster” applies perfectly to YouTube music virtuoso Fresh Big Mouf—except, instead of an oyster, the world is his studio. Carrying a microphone wherever he goes to record the sounds made by banging, pounding, and clinking everyday objects, he uses the results to create a catchy beat. He then pens lyrics and edits the foot...
Leslie Wai
Filmmaker, music producer, and pancake enthusiast Leslie Wai has a rightful claim to the throne of the remix world. He samples popular songs, games, TV shows, and everyday objects to create dope EDM beats—even remixing “This is Halloween” fromThe Nightmare Before Christmas with sounds made from Halloween decorations and candy. 60K+ YouTube subscribers and...
MattyBRaps
At 15 years old, Matthew Morris (aka MattyB) is already a veteran of the YouTube music scene. The blue-eyed Georgian has rapped his way to an incredible 9.3M+ YouTube subscribers. On Instagram, he looks like your average teenager, aside from the 3.2M+ followers and occasional shot of him performing live. He sent members of his #BFamily into a frenzy in Ap...
PostmodernJukebox
The brainchild of brilliant composer and pianist Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox plays “Today’s hits, yesterday.” The rotating collective of musicians and singers cover current pop hits in styles from the past, like Jazz, Swing, Disco, Reggae, and more. They display an incredible amount of versatility on each weekly video they post, helping them surpass...

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, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City