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 Musician

Over the past several years, YouTube has established itself as one of the best platforms for artists to share their music. From simple bedroom setups to beautifully shot music videos, these creators have been bringing joy to the world through the art of music.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best use of YouTube Shorty Award.
AJ Rafael
From Myspace to YouTube, AJ Rafael has enjoyed a musical career that began in his garage and now sees the artist as an international performer and social media sensation. Closing in on 1M subscribers o...
Alex G
Singer-songwriter and entrepreneur Alex G initially launched her channel as a means to overcome stage fright and quickly fostered a formidable YouTube following. Through social announcements of her bis...
Conan Gray
Singer-songwriter Conan Gray came from humble beginnings, recording in his early tracks in his bedroom on a mic he taped to a broken lamp. Now, the Texan is serenading social spheres with his catchy an...
Dotan Negrin
The antithesis to traveling light, Dotan Negrin and his piano luggage have taken an unconventional approach to the international tour. Quitting his job to explore the world, accomplished pianist Dotan ...
Jared Dines
A man who loves all things metal and metalcore Jared Dines is shredding up social. The seasoned guitarist and drummer known for his slaying original and parody songs has now amassed 2M subscribers with...
Lennon Stella
Actress and former sister act songstress Lennon Stella is now finding her own voice. One half of the beloved harmonizing sister duo Lennon & Maisy, the Nashville country-pop singer turned Nashville ser...
Max & Harvey
UK teen pop singers Max and Harvey Mills have a unique harmonious connection. Identical twins who began singing together at eight years of age, originally gaining fame on TikTok (née Musical.ly) the br...
Next Town Down
Rising R&B; stars Next Town Down are “on the journey of a lifetime.” Hailing from locales across the country, five vocalists Chris, Leon, Malik, Tre’Von and Terence who met via social media have rapidl...
Sophia Grace
YouTuber and British celebrity Sophia Grace wants the world to see how she really is. Launching to fame as one half of British child duo Sophia Grace and Rosie, Sophia has grown up and transformed into...
Taylor Davis
String-playing sensation Taylor Davis has carved an international career out of a love for violin and video games. Her dual endeavors brought about by her mother’s gaming-after-violin-only practice inc...
Tyler Ward
Launching an international career from his parent’s basement, Tyler Ward has become a powerful influencer both on and off YouTube. Skyrocketing to fame via his YouTube channel, the indie singer-songwri...
VoicePlay
“Origimagidiculous” five-guy a cappella group VoicePlay are innovating the boy band model with imaginative, “music-without-music” style. The troupe from Orlando initially arising out of school hallway ...

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