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 YouTube Comedian

Few people make their fans laugh harder than YouTube Comedians, who constantly find new ways to entertain the masses through vlogs, sketches, or just being themselves. Now with just the click of a button, people from all over are able to bring their senses of humor to social media.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.
Evelyn from the Internets
Known for funny, refreshing takes on everyday life, Evelyn Ngugi, aka Evelyn From the Internets has been one of the funniest creators on YouTube for years. Her videos focus on various aspects of societ...
Gus Johnson
Gus Johnson has been on his YouTube grind for years, uploading his first video eight years ago. Something must have clicked for the comedy vet, who had his biggest year to date, growing his subscriber ...
Jarvis Johnson
YouTube vlogger, software engineer and all around funny guy Jarvis Johnson delighted audiences in 2018 with his witty banter and timely topical videos. Jarvis boosted his subscriber base to over 590K l...
Joana Ceddia
Joana Ceddia burst onto the YouTube vlogging scene in 2018, gaining nearly 2M subscribers since posting her first video in June, leading the internet to wonder who this person was. But after watching a...
Kalen Allen
Kalen Allen initially grew his channel on YouTube posting reviews and reaction videos, watching and commenting on cooking videos. Sensing the same magic the rest of the internet did, Ellen DeGeneres si...
Karina Garcia
Slime is how YouTube DIY sensation Karina Garcia made her name. Her lifestyle and craft blog is home to a variety of videos, but among the hauls, makeup tutorials, and DIYs, but her strong suit has pro...
MacDoesIt
Perhaps the most fabulous figure on YouTube, Machaizelli Kahey is perhaps best known for using his platform to tackle bigoted and discriminatory forces in our culture with the power of comedy. He frequ...
Mikaela Long
Mikaela Long initially made a name for herself posting comedy videos on Vine, Mikaela was forced to shift platforms when the app closed in 2017. Thank god she did, because she is bringing comedy gold t...
Morgz
Teen YouTube sensation Morgan Hudson is big on creating challenges, from the “staying in the worst rated hotel” challenge to both weight loss and weight gain challenges, he’s big on putting it on the l...
Nick Antonyan
Actor and comedian best known for his Road to Comedy series, Nick Antonyan, aka JONAH, has turned his struggle to make it in Hollywood into YouTube gold. He launched his own channel complete with skits...
Rachel Ballinger
Rachel Ballinger has been a YouTube favorite for years now, posting new videos every Tuesday and Thursday. Rachel enjoyed a successful year, posting her two most popular videos of all time, receiving 8...
Tré Melvin
Known for producing hilarious parody videos of viral videos, Tré Melvin is an actor, singer, philanthropist, and YouTube personality with more than 3M subscribers. The Ohio-native is a YouTube veteran,...

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 Final Entry Deadline is February 21st, 2019