12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.


Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

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.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Gaming

Video games can be really fun, but can also bring the most patient people to the brink of madness. Thanks to these gamers, people can just sit back and relax, letting these pros do all the hard work. These nominees have stood out for their ability to blend their unique personalities with their gaming skills.

If you're a video game maker or marketer looking for recognition for your use of social media to promote games enter the the Best in Games Shorty Award.


Logdotzip is one of the top channels on YouTube for Minecraft. This kid-friendly channel is hosted by Tyler Pappas, who shows how to craft in the game for both extremely advanced players and noobs alike. He has nearly 3M followers on the Logdotzip channel, not to mention another 85K+ on his second channel Minecraft Pocket Edition, which he started…
Most people play video games to win, but YouTube gaming sensation Shesez is here to help unearth hidden realms of games we thought we knew so well. Derrek, his real name, is best known for his series Boundary Break, where he explores areas beyond the coded boundaries for his loyal fanbase of 500K+ subscribers. He started the year off with a bang, …
Twitch streamer and YouTube celeb Valkyrae is one of the most high profile gamers on the scene today with more than 610K+ followers on Twitch and another near 600K subscribers on YouTube. One of the most prolific Fortnite players in the biz, posting her best kills to her Instagram, with 1M+ followers. In some exciting news for Valkyrae, Nadeshot a…
No one plays the Sims quite like Deligracy, an Australian native who has an affinity for the popular video game series. With 800K+ YouTube subscribers who follow the worlds she crafts, and the characters she creates. Her channel is especially popular for the challenges she takes on, from building a million dollar home to abducting an alien baby da…
Self-proclaimed "gaming comedian," Lauren currently has over 2.5 million subscribers on her LaurenZside YouTube channel who have laughed either with or at her over 600 million times. Lauren's content focuses on combining improv comedy, storytelling, and weirdness with gaming. Her most popular video of 2018, “The Sims 4: Baldi's Basics in Education…


Chris Smoove
“There's smooth, and then there's Chris Smoove!” Chris Smoove is one of the biggest names in YouTube gaming and commentary. Known for his characteristic autotunes, especially his “splash” catchphrase, nearly over 4M followers on YouTube watch as Chris plays 2K, Need for Speed, and other popular games, often against professional athletes, including Tony Park…
Game music remixer and Twitch streamer Courtney aka GLITCHXCITY made her name remixing tracks from Pokémon for her audience to stream. Her remixes have become quite the hit, as her audience of nearly 250K subscribers on YouTube who have watched her videos nearly 100M times. What maker her music even better is that she leaves her content free for other creat…
GeeSice is one of the top 2K players on the scene today. Last year, he famously made a big push toward the first legit 99 overall build, which he achieved right before 2018 started. That accomplishment didn’t slow him down, dribbling and dunking his way to a 49 game win streak playing with one hand, all without his 99 player. In addition to beating nearly a…
Your “friendly neighborhood YouTuber,” KayKayEs is known for his epic Madden skills. Since launching his channel in 2015, the 26 year old has built up a following of 600K+ YouTube Subscribers with videos that assemble teams of players such as “OLDEST PLAYER TEAM” and “TALLEST PLAYER TEAM,” always trying to find new ways to win in Madden. In November, he had…
Twitch streamer Ali Kabbani, aka Myth, had one crazy 2018 as he dominated his way through the gaming world. Over the course of the year, Ali’s YouTube subscriber count went from a healthy 20K to well over 4M, picking up 200M+ video views along the way. A Fornite master, Myth is also a prolific vlogger on Twitch, where he’s amassed nearly 5M followers as wel…
Roanoke Gaming
Video games are often thought of as fiction, but Roanoke Gaming his fans where biology and science intersect with the characters and worlds they love. Armed with a degree in biology, Roanoke Gaming covers how scientific principles influence in-game characters, including everything from morphology to evolution, setting hypotheses on how they got certain ways…

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 12th annual shorty awards will take place on may 3rd.