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 Education

Knowing that social media can be the best way to get a message across to people all over the world, these nominees used that power to educate their audiences. Whether it’s traditional science lessons or financial planning, random facts or how to build a fire with sticks, these creators showed an extraordinary ability to educate and entertain.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best In Education for Brands & Organizations.


Be Kind Rewind
Fostered from her passion for watching classic cinema “all day every day,” Isabel Custodio debuted her first “Be Kind Rewind” video in 2018. Amassing close to 3M views and 35K+ subscribers in a little over one year, this rapidly popular video series is educating followers on Hollywood’s leading ladies. Isabel’s non-sensationalized narrative reveals how wo...
Cody's Lab
Meet Cody Don Reeder, the backyard scientist and viral YouTuber behind Cody’sLab, the channel with 200M+ YouTube views and nearly 2M subscribers. Cody uploads a myriad of science experiments and hypotheses attempts, from drinking toxic chemicals to extracting jet fuel from gumweed. His most popular video of the year was “Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode...
Early EDventures
Proclaimed cheese hater and 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Shelley Coates is quickly rising to the top of her class social sphere. Launching her “Early EDventures” late in 2017 this YouTuber is documenting her teaching journey and supporting colleagues, amassing 50K+ channel views and 11K+ Instagram followers. Shelley transforms and instructs, coaching and design...
Kaptain Kristian
Following a year’s hiatus, the beloved pop media studies vlogger Kristian Williams aka Kaptain Kristian returned to YouTube in 2018 with cinematic force. His absence mourned on Reddit and beyond, the “professional appreciator” is back to delivering fascinating backstory explorations of the most iconic influencers to his 500K+ YouTube and 35K+ Twitter foll...
Parker Walbeck
Filmmaker, educator and tech guru Parker Walbeck is living his dream as a full time filmmaker who helps aspiring creators to turn their passions “into a 6 figure job.” Growing his reach through high profile collab, the globetrotting videographer and founder of the Full Time Filmmaker online film school has amassed close over 520K subscribers on his YouTub...
The Backyard Scientist
He’s like “like Bill Nye, MythBusters and Jackass all rolled into one.” Famous for his dangerous experiments, Kevin Kohler aka “The Backyard Scientist” is taking risks in the name of science “so you don’t have to.” His explosion-happy Anarchist Cookbook vlogs like “6 Dangerous Ways to Cook an Egg,” earned him a massive YouTube channel following of nearly ...

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.