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 ...
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 hypoth...
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...
Five Foot One Teacher
A survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, Brittany Sinitch is fostering hope and change through social media. After her world was turned upside down in February 2018, the educator’s classroo...
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 “...
Mark Rober
Former NASA engineer and YouTube phenom Mark Rober is making science the life of the party. Growing by 3M+ subscribers to cross the 5M mark in 2018, Mark’s mind-blowing videos bring a whole new level o...
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 pr...
Physics Girl
Farmer turned physicist Dianna Cowern is bringing science inspiration “to every atom and eve.” The MIT physics alum, Harvard astrophysics fellow and former GE software engineer is best known as YouTube...
Sam O'Nella Academy
“Hey, it's that stick figure from YouTube.” Featuring random facts explained through personality-rich yet primitively digital drawings, the Sam O’Nella Academy dishes the most random of facts, musings ...
Stan Prokopenko
Working with the mentality, “if you’re having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better,” YouTube instructor with a classroom of 1M+, Stan Prokopenko is a must-follow for aspiring artists...
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 do...
Tristan Paredes
Vocal coach, media maestro and YouTuber Tristan Paredes is raising the bar for singers internet-wide. Tristan launched to global notoriety through his YouTube channel featuring the educator’s reactions...

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.