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 Ensemble

When creators team up to combine the power of their creativity, there’s no telling what they can accomplish. Some begin their YouTube journey as a team and some come together after years of working solo, but all of them are giving their fans and the rest of the internet hours of entertainment. These are the best families, comedians, DIYers and explorers from the past year.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.
Bright Sun Films
Bright Sun Films is bringing their audiences to places never before seen, or that have long been abandoned and empties. Led by creator Jake Williams, The Bright Sun Films channel has grown to nearly 60...
Brooklyn and Bailey
YouTube dominating duo Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight are ensuring that “twinning is trending.” Identical twin daughters of DIY celeb Mindy McKnight, the Texan girls once featured on their mom’s channel ...
Cole&Sav
YouTuber couple Cole and Savannah LaBrant are serving enchantment with every vlog of their storybook life. A SoCal single mother and Alabama boy, the couple’s romantic and faith-driven relationship has...
Familia Diamond
Few families have grown more than the Ortiz Family in 2018, and that’s not because in November 2018 the family grew by one. In addition to welcoming baby Ranger into the world, their YouTube account, F...
HellthyJunkFood
So many people spend countless hours focusing on how to create food and innovative recipes that impossibly combine healthy with tasty. But that’s not at all what YouTube channel HellthyJunkFood is abou...
Jess and Gabriel
Husband and wife vloggers Jess and Gabriel Conte are social media’s relationship goals poster children. Discovering each other via social media in 2015, Jess Bauer flew out meet Gabriel Conte in LA, an...
Merrell Twins
22 year old identical twins Vanessa and Veronica Merrell have taken the internet by storm, breaking out at social media sensations on nearly every platform. With widespread popularity on Vine, YouNow, ...
Sidemen
The Sidemen have established themselves as one of the most loveable groups on YouTube. Each video is like tagging along for a playdate with the seven piece group, who enjoyed a year filled with reachin...
Sister Squad
Few groups on YouTube have had the star power as the Sister Squad, which consists of Emma Chamberlain, James Charles and the Dolan Twins. Coming to social media at the end of 2018, James Charles explai...
TFIL
Elton Castee is “Just tryna do dumb things & tell smart jokes,” such as “I went to a time travel convention tomorrow.” He decided to take some of his closest friends on an “epic road trip while searchi...
The Try Guys
For comedy quartet The Try Guys, finding joy is all about the attempt. Launching their quest with BuzzFeed, Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang have since achieved billio...
Yes Theory
Seeking discomfort, Yes Theory is inspiring action over fear. Four strangers from different countries uniting in Canada to pursue a shared interest in vlogging, creators Ammar, Thomas, Matt, and Derin ...

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.