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.

Vlogger of the Year

Vlogging is now in the mainstream, with creators of all ages uploading their lives for all to view. Fans all over the world are always hungry for the next chapter in the lives of their favorite YouTubers, whether they be real people or CGI bots. With growing list of popular vloggers, the field is becoming increasingly competitive and entertaining. These were the best of the year.
Ami Yamato
While there are many vloggers out there in the world, there isn’t quite anyone like Ami Yamato. Vlogging from the unique perspective of a 3D animated character, who seems unaware of the fact that she’s...
Chris Chann
LA-native and skateboarding aficionado Chris Chann kickflipped, ollied and vlogged his way through an impressive 2018 year. Crossing the 1M subscriber mark in November, the young trickster has skated h...
Ellie Thumann
17 year old YouTube sensation Ellie Thumann has established herself as one of the leading DIY, lifestyle and fashion creators, vlogging her life in LA. With 1M+ YouTube subscribers and nearly 2M more I...
Erika Costell
What a year it’s been for Erika Costell. From playing a key role in Shane Dawson’s series Inside the Mind of Jake Paul to leaving the Team 10 house and becoming a YouTube force to be reckoned with indi...
Heath Hussar
Heath Hussar has been a powerful name on social media for years, growing significant followings on nearly every platform. Initially breaking out on the now-defunct Vine platform with Zane Hijazi, Heath...
Josh Peck
Actor, comedian, and former Drake & Josh star Josh Peck is vlogging his adult, post TV life. Josh’s milestone years are inspiring his new “Shua Vlogs” series on his YouTube channel, featuring adventure...
Justin Escalona
Since the now-22 year old Chicago born YouTuber went viral in 2016 for surprising his dad with World Series tickets, Justin has continued to be a popular creator on the platform. With over 300K subscri...
Mr. Beast
Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, had one of the biggest years on all of YouTube, growing by more than 11M subscribers through some of the most viral and best-vlogged moments of the year. Earning a reputat...
Nicole Laeno
Nicole Laeno is 13 going on 300K. In just one year, Nicole grew her channel by 250K+ subscribers by vlogging her way through her daily life as both one of the world’s best dancers and your everyday 13 ...
Olivia Jade
2018 opened many new doors for Olivia Jade. The YouTube sensation spent much of the year vlogging about getting ready for her freshman year of college and her brand collabs. Now with nearly 2M YouTube ...
Ryland Adams
Few people had more exciting years than Ryland Adams, who gained over 2M subscribers throughout 2018. Enjoying the big year with his boyfriend, fellow YouTube sensation Shane Dawson, the happy couple e...
Sara Dietschy
Sara Dietschy, rhymes with peachy, has received so much acclaim over her past few years of posting on YouTube, even being called “The Next Casey Neistat.” The Dallas-native has certainly made quite the...

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.