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.

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.
Actually Happened
Storytelling sensation “Actually Happened” is bringing fascinating real-life accounts to YouTube. Launched mid-2018, the YouTube channel providing people the opportunity “to have their personal stories...
Ashley aka bestdressed
Rising YouTube celeb Ashley aka bestdressed is serving “fashion, thrifting, and other misadventures of a college student” with frenzied finesse. A UCLA film student taking to YouTube to share her love ...
Denzel Dion
Always-popping, Denzel Dion is dominating YouTube. The Ghanaian-American social media personality known for dishing pop culture critiques, Denzel’s hilariously savage uploads have rapidly launched him ...
Doctor Mike
Physician Doctor Mike is turning heads in the interest of health as Instagram’s “hottest doc” took his YouTube channel to new heights. The doc’s vlogs showcase anything from health hacks, men’s fashion...
Haley Pham
Haley Pham is becoming YouTube’s poster child for the tumultuous teens. The 18-year-old dancer, beauty and lifestyle personality known for her sassy vlogs had quite the transformative year. Sharing vid...
Madelaine Petsch
As Riverdale’s fan base continues to grow, actress Madelaine Petsch is further stealing the limelight on YouTube. Launching her channel just over a year ago, the actress is revealing her real-life self...
Moriah Elizabeth
Arts-and-crafts maven Moriah Elizabeth is seeking your squishies. The YouTuber, artist and author virally known for her amazing face-lifts of the soft foam squeeze toys has crafted a career out of her ...
Peter McKinnon
In blades of grass, photographer and videographer Peter McKinnon has found his calling. Given a camera for being part of his sister’s wedding party, Peter’s initial macro shots of grass captivated him ...
Subhi Taha
Influencer Subhi Taha is exploring what it is to be "just an average Muslim-American.” Helping to destigmatize Muslim culture through his YouTube channel, Palestinian/Filipino blogger and designer has ...
Summer McKeen
YouTuber and actress Summer McKeen has earned her “YouTube Millionaire” title simply by being herself. The lifestyle vlogger and “girly things” enthusiast known for her candid empowerment talks and bea...
TechMe0ut
“Eat. Sleep. TechMe0ut. Repeat.” A YouTube channel dedicated to all things technology, TechMe0ut is making sense of our rapidly changing cyber age. The channel’s founder and host determinedly created a...
Will Smith
West Philadelphia, born and raised, on YouTube is where he spends most of his days. Will Smith has realized his calling, as the actor now turned YouTube devotee ended of 2018 with 4M+ subscribers and a...

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 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.