5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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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.


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 to viral YouTube fame, surging him past the 1M subscriber mark in December 2018. With his 90s-influenced look described by Vogue as “6’5” with a rai…
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 tips, to reaction videos to medical series The Good Doctor and Grey’s Anatomy. His YouTube channel exploded by more than 2.5M subscribers in 2018, …
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 videos on her main and secondary channels the, her challenges and makeup tutorials have taken a backseat in 2018 to high school senior year evolutions.…
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, bringing fans along for the ride. With weekly interactive and adventurous content including fan-decided adventures, behind-the-scenes footage, and…
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 major jump over the Grand Canyon. Launching the channel just over a year ago, since proclaiming, “I can not believe how much YouTube has awakened m…


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 turned into animations and shared around the world.” A breakout viral sensation over the 1M+ YouTube subscriber mark, the fan-contributed narratives told thr…
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 of film and fashion, the quick talking fashionista is now catching the internet’s eye. Showing off her cost-effective styling, Ashley invites fans to “come th…
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 transformations with 2M+ subscribers with 340M+ views on her channel. Featuring a slew of “squishy” unboxings, surgeries and makeovers, Moriah’s further craft…
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 become a breakout sensation through his culture-infused comedy sketches and socio political advocacy. Subhi’s activist content shares humanitarian advocacy th…
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 beauty ventures has quickly amassed a dedicated following on her channel, crossing the 2M mark with 115M+ video views. Summer’s warm, humor-infused approach to b…
“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 forum for “those who want the perspective from your everyday consumer.” Her understandable, engaging approach to tech goes beyond the specs to a more holisti…

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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!