THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards YouTuber of the Year

YouTube is the big kahuna for creators. It’s where you can become a star overnight, but only a few manage to stay consistent and have a lasting impact on their audience. These twelve YouTubers have had huge years - whether they’re vloggers, pranksters, storytellers or even documentarians - they’re the top of the pack.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Use of YouTube Award.

Nominees

Andre "Black Nerd" Meadows
At the intersection of geek entertainment and fandom nostalgia comes Andre “Black Nerd” Meadows. Ac…
Colleen Ballinger
Colleen Ballinger is an absolute YouTube legend, having been one of the most popular creators on th…
finalist
David Dobrik
David Dobrik has now amassed a subscriber count 2x the population of his birth country, taking to s…
DeStorm Power
One of YouTube’s original viral stars, DeStorm continues to prove himself as one of the most origin…
finalist
Emma Chamberlain
With her social engagement topping that of some celebrity giants, breakout award-winning content cr…
Guava Juice
Roi Fabito aka “Guava Juice” is forever a child at heart. The 27-year-old phenom behind the GuavaJu…
finalist
James Charles
Makeup maestro James Charles is the epitome of social media success. Just three years after unleash…
Lauren Giraldo
From “Princess Lauren” star Viner to “fierce feminist and grown up woman,” Lauren Giraldo is slayin…
finalist
Michelle Khare
Professional athlete, actress, creator and “friendly neighborhood superhero” Michelle Khare lives l…
winner
Shane Dawson
Regarded as one of YouTube’s first big stars, phenom Shane Dawson is branching out from his tradema…
Tana Mongeau
Tana Mongeau never shies away from a situation, as the self-proclaimed “f**k up” social personality…
finalist
Zane Hijazi
“325 million 600 views… 325 million moments so dear…” From Vine to YouTube, Zane Hijazi has now ser…