5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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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.


David Dobrik
David Dobrik has now amassed a subscriber count 2x the population of his birth country, taking to social in a “thank you for making me a world leader” tweet upon crossing the 10M YouTube sub mark in 2018. With videos running exactly 4:20, David has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame via high-energy Vlog Squad adventures, pranks and stunts. From J.Lo …
Emma Chamberlain
With her social engagement topping that of some celebrity giants, breakout award-winning content creator Emma Chamberlain is taking over YouTube. Posting her first YT video in June 2017, Emma’s effusive sarcastic wit rapidly captured a massive following eager for her contagious day-in-the-life humor, amassing nearly 7M subs on her channel in a lit…
James Charles
Makeup maestro James Charles is the epitome of social media success. Just three years after unleashing his inner artist on YouTube, the boy has turned viral makeup icon, CoverGirl’s first CoverBoy, and hit 3B views on his channel in 2018. From makeup tutorials with Kylie Jenner, Sister Squad adventures, and beautiful tutorials his channel is on fi…
Michelle Khare
Professional athlete, actress, creator and “friendly neighborhood superhero” Michelle Khare lives life to the extreme. The former US Criterium National Champion turned YouTube vlogging phenom is wowing fans and proving dissenters wrong through her empowerment challenges and passion pursuits. Her channel focuses on anything from intense superhero t…
Zane Hijazi
“325 million 600 views… 325 million moments so dear…” From Vine to YouTube, Zane Hijazi has now serenaded his subscribers with over 200 vlogs. Known for his high energy videos filled with antics, parodies, and all-around fun, Zane has amassed 2M+ subs on his channel. Celebrating his 200th milestone post in September with his Vlog Squad ringing in …


Andre "Black Nerd" Meadows
At the intersection of geek entertainment and fandom nostalgia comes Andre “Black Nerd” Meadows. Actor, gamer, SYFY social media host and comedian behind the YouTube sensation “Black Nerd Comedy,” Andre serves up pop culture rants and reactions with emotive fervor. Never certain if he’s about to laugh, cry, or pass out, Andre’s passion-fueled vlogs span the…
Colleen Ballinger
Colleen Ballinger is an absolute YouTube legend, having been one of the most popular creators on the platform for years. 2018 was a banner year for Colleen. She appeared in Season 3 of Escape the Night, crossing the 1B view mark on her own channel which grew itself by nearly 3M subscribers and even earned a cameo appearance in the hit Ariana Grande music vi…
DeStorm Power
One of YouTube’s original viral stars, DeStorm continues to prove himself as one of the most original and innovative creators out there. He released season two of his hit musical series Caught to critical and commercial acclaim, even earning an Emmy nomination. But his amazing year doesn’t stop there, as the Virginia-native dropped You Decide, a choose your…
Guava Juice
Roi Fabito aka “Guava Juice” is forever a child at heart. The 27-year-old phenom behind the GuavaJuice channel has amassed 12M+ YouTube subs, crossing the 5B lifetime video view mark in 2018. His vlogging phenom bolstered by the launch of his Guava Juice empire, Roi released his own GuavaToys line at Target in 2018, with coordinated with a “Guava Juice Tub …
Lauren Giraldo
From “Princess Lauren” star Viner to “fierce feminist and grown up woman,” Lauren Giraldo is slaying more than ever. The Latina actress and singer is taking to YouTube to share her evolutions and spread empowerment, featuring trademark transformative content “about how i lost so much weight,” and curve pride, body positivity vlogs. Earning millions of month…
Tana Mongeau
Tana Mongeau never shies away from a situation, as the self-proclaimed “f**k up” social personality has made some of the biggest headlines of the year. Regularly giving her 5M+ subscribers always entertaining videos, including “ROASTING YOUTUBER COACHELLA OUTFITS” her fourth most popular video of all time and received nearly 10M views. Tana’s 2018 hit an al…

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!