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 an animation, Ami inserts her avatar into everything from the real world, to on camera Q&A;’s and even into a scene in Star Wars. 2018 saw a ton of virtual...
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 his way across the world, documenting his life on and off the board to his fans all over the world. Whether he’s showing off his best tricks or hardest bails...
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 individually. A multi talented creator, Erika’s music, vlogs and lifestyle DIY videos led to her adding 1M subscribers throughout the year, bringing her total c...
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 subscribers, Justin vlogs on his YouTube account, PlayTheGameFilms, highlighting his super fun lifestyle, like getting backstage at Coachella, even making it onsta...
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 year old. Working with A-list musical performers like Mariah Carey and Will.i.am, Nicole has come a long way from crying at dance practices at age four! She...
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 splash, talking all thing tech, from ranking vlogging equipment to comparing laptops to assembling her “dream desk.” In addition to growing her account to ...

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.