THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards YouTuber of the Year

Of all the creators on YouTube, this category is for the top dogs. Those who not only entertained the masses, but significantly shaped the trends of the year around the world. Whether their goal is inspiration or simply to make you laugh, these 12 YouTubers grew their accounts, bringing their message to more and more people each and every day.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Use of YouTube Industry Award.

Nominees

Andrea Russett
Andrea Russett enjoys talking to cameras. Whether she’s discussing her life and opinions or doing f…
Cody Ko
In 2017, Cody Ko proved he’s a true renaissance man, doing a little bit of everything throughout th…
Coyote Peterson
Do the weird and monstrous creatures of the ocean’s depths freak you out? Are you afraid of getting…
finalist
David Dobrik
David Dobrik is “Sexy, Gorgeous, and Humble.” The former Vine star more than doubled his YouTube su…
Eva Gutowski
Eva Gutowski had a huge year in 2017. The YouTuber’s massive popularity led her to become one of th…
finalist
Gabbie Hanna
Gabbie Hanna is “Just a girl doin her best”—and her best is pretty incredible. Moving into the top …
winner
Jack Douglass
Comedian Jack Douglass admits, “I like to make fun of everything because I'm too scared to confront…
Jake Paul
Jake Paul took YouTube by storm in 2017, gaining an unprecedented 12M subscribers to his channel th…
finalist
Juanpa Zurita
Juanpa Zurita is one of the most popular international YouTube stars, and he traveled a lot in 2017…
finalist
Lele Pons
Lele Pons is “LATINA AND PROUD!” Born in Venezuela, the Vine-star-turned-YouTube-sensation posts ne…
finalist
Safiya Nygaard
Safiya Nygaard is the “first of her name, mother of cats, queen of the sandals.” Apparently a big G…
Yuya
Mexican beauty vlogger Yuya is one of the the most popular women on all of YouTube. Gaining over 3M…