5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards 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.


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 Instagram followers, her presence on the internet is certainly a big one. Her top video of the year, “Letting Starbucks Baristas Pick our Drinks for …
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 has made the seamless transition to YouTube, where he now hosts a 1M+ subscriber count. As one of the OG members of David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad, he’s…
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 adventures and collabs with wife Paige O’Brien and The Vlog Squad. Josh’s colorful vlog series include trivia with punishments, “Eating Our Feelings,” and fa…
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 reputation as YouTube’s philanthropist, MrBeast has given away over one million dollars to random strangers, through actions like donating to people’s Twit…
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 subscribers, Olivia is a bonafide vlogging superstar, nearing the 150M video view milestone. Olivia garners so much attention and intrigue that Teen…


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 Y…
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 cou…
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 onstage…
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’s…
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 42…

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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!