11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

Brands & Organizations

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

Best in Beauty

The beauty space on social has become super saturated in the past few years. Customers are no longer asking for help at a beauty counter, they’re looking on YouTube and Instagram. These twelve creators are the most innovative, best and brightest of the beauty community.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best in Beauty Shorty Award.
Antonio Garza
16-year-old YouTube and Instagram beauty influencer with bangin’ brows and rainbow lids, Antonio Garza is colorfully transforming the internet. She is known for her mastery of makeup palettes, Antonio is a tongue-in-cheek breath of fresh air. Broaching teen issues with empowered wit applied through brush strokes, Antonio reveals the ridiculousness of teen...
Cydnee Black
Inspiring fans to “live everyday like you’re Glen Coco,” YouTuber beauty influencer and stylist Cydnee Black is doing just that. With a year full of personal and professional milestones, Cydnee imparts...
Destiny LaShae
As her love of drawing transformed into a career as a makeup artist/vlogger, Destiny LaShae has risen as a star in the world of beauty. With a goal to beautify, and integrate women with underrepresente...
Dian Pelangi
Designer and Creative Director Dian Pelangi has emerged a global fashion icon, Wardah Beauty brand ambassador and social media style icon. Pushing the boundaries with colorful reinventions of tradition...
Ellarie Noel
From unemployed single mother to celebrity beauty vlogger and blogger, Ellarie Noel has proven herself a master of transformation. The “Mommapreneur” with 500K+ YouTube subs and 1.3M Instagram follower...
Gothamista
Gotham City-based beauty influencer, blogger and “professional treasure hunter” Renée Chow is hunting down and sampling the best in skincare and makeup “so you don’t have to.” Motivated by problematic ...
Lewys Ball
Lewys Ball is here to prove that “makeup is for everybody to wear.” Fostering an early fascination with the artistry of cosmetics, Lewys released his initial teen beauty tutorial videos four year ago, ...
Ling KT
Motivated by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “6 keys to success,” England’s beauty vlogger Ling K. Tang has built a self-made career pursuing her passions. Ling’s craft and influence quickly caught the global ...
Maye Musk
IMG model and Cover Girl Maye Musk is “just getting started.” In no way overshadowed by her tech giant son Elon, the former dietician turned international model is making history and headlines at the y...
Sabina Hannan
Beauty icon Sabina Hannan is helping to introduce and inspire Muslim glamour to a global audience. Profiled by Allure, Elle, Teen Vogue and Glamour, Sabina infuses culture, fashion and lifestyle with m...
Samantha Ravndahl
Canadian “youtube person + dog enthusiast” Samantha Ravndahl is not your typical makeup vlogger. Breaking into the beauty scene with edgy humor and an Instagram handle inspired by her love of snakes, S...
iluvsarahii
With sultry smoked lids and wings for days, Karen Sarahi Gonzalez is turning up the heat online. The Mexicana beauty-schooled stylist has caught the attention of a global audience through her glowing m...

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, and the rest of the social web.

The Final Entry Deadline is February 21st, 2019