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 11th Annual Shorty Awards Breakout YouTuber of the Year

Growing a YouTube channel can be a grind, and becoming the biggest YouTuber doesn’t happen overnight. These 12 creators have set themselves apart from the rest of YouTube through their ingenuity and content, as they continue growing their channels and subscriber counts.

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

Nominees

Actually Happened
Storytelling sensation “Actually Happened” is bringing fascinating real-life accounts to YouTube. L…
Ashley aka bestdressed
Rising YouTube celeb Ashley aka bestdressed is serving “fashion, thrifting, and other misadventures…
finalist
Denzel Dion
Always-popping, Denzel Dion is dominating YouTube. The Ghanaian-American social media personality k…
finalist
Doctor Mike
Physician Doctor Mike is turning heads in the interest of health as Instagram’s “hottest doc” took …
finalist
Haley Pham
Haley Pham is becoming YouTube’s poster child for the tumultuous teens. The 18-year-old dancer, bea…
finalist
Madelaine Petsch
As Riverdale’s fan base continues to grow, actress Madelaine Petsch is further stealing the limelig…
Moriah Elizabeth
Arts-and-crafts maven Moriah Elizabeth is seeking your squishies. The YouTuber, artist and author v…
winner
Peter McKinnon
In blades of grass, photographer and videographer Peter McKinnon has found his calling. Given a cam…
Summer McKeen
YouTuber and actress Summer McKeen has earned her “YouTube Millionaire” title simply by being herse…
TechMe0ut
“Eat. Sleep. TechMe0ut. Repeat.” A YouTube channel dedicated to all things technology, TechMe0ut is…
finalist
Will Smith
West Philadelphia, born and raised, on YouTube is where he spends most of his days. Will Smith has …