13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best Breakout YouTuber

Growing your YouTube presence ain’t easy, and becoming a blockbuster YouTuber isn’t an overnight journey. These 12 creators have grown their channels and subscriber counts to great heights, but we all know they are just getting started on their voyage to the top!

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


Jennelle Eliana
#Vanlife is a radical movement away from traditional living that focuses on living small, traveling far, and connecting with the great outdoors. Jennelle Eliana is one of the most popular influencers in the scene, thanks to her 1995 GMC Vandura Explorer, her pet snake Alfred, and her 2M+ devoted YouTube subscribers. Jennelle started uploading vide…
Jordyn Woods
Actress, model, and Hollywood "It" girl Jordyn Woods broke out on her own on social media in 2019. Jordyn was all over the scene, striking out on her own and building an empire on Instagram, where she has more than 11M followers. Jordyn’s YouTube channel has taken off in the past 12 months, reaching more than 230K subscribers. In a video late in t…
Niko Omilana
YouTube comedian, vlogger, and founding father of the "Niko Defense League Movement" Niko Omilana is best known for his parody videos and original sketches, which he shares with his 1.5M subscribers. He’s known for running some of the wildest stunts online, including his most popular video of all time, "Fake Employee Prank At McDonalds Drive Thru,…
Noah Schnapp
15 year old actor and YouTuber Noah Schnapp is perhaps best known for playing Will Byers in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things. However, 2019 saw Noah climb up from the Upside Down, building a massive following on YouTube, where he hosts challenges, shares behind the scenes looks at his life, and hanging out with other popular YouTubers like S…
Talia Mar
Talia Mar is the musician, YouTuber, and all around starlight who made 2019 her own with several exciting releases throughout the year. In the Spring, it was announced that Talia would be collaborating with Ofra cosmetics to launch her very own skincare line, with products named after iconic locations in her hometown of London. Then she dropped tw…


DeJesus Custom Footwear
Custom sneaker art is a tough world to break into, but no one is doing customs quite like DeJesus Custom Footwear. This fashionable YouTuber believes "every shoe has a soul," highlighting the sneaker looks created by Chicago-based artist Dillion DeJesus. Dillion does more than just show off his artwork on his channel though, he also shows his viewers how to…
Gavin Magnus
Disney kid and YouTube wunderkind Gavin Magnus is a 12 year old content creator with a big pompadour and an even bigger personality. Perhaps the biggest name on the tween scene, Gavin is a singer and musician, not to mention an actor and model. This past year, he shot to fame thanks in large part to the viral fame that came with his hit song "Crushin." Late…
Jimmy Butler
NBA star Jimmy Butler has taken to YouTube to show fans his life both on and off the court. Just like his NBA career, he’s hit the big time online, where he’s amassed nearly 400K subscribers on his YouTube channel. There’s more to his channel than just sports though. Jimmy deftly weaves humor, culture, and his personal background into the stories he creates…
Lily Chee
Social media maven Lily Chee is a rising star, quickly growing her clout and presence on Instagram and YouTube. Currently, she has 1M+ followers on Instagram and another 180K+ on YouTube. She uses these platforms to invite fans into her world, with videos on everything from makeup and skincare tutorials to behind the scenes looks at her personal life and tr…
Magnet World
You probably didn’t know how strong the attraction was, but you will certainly feel it when you see Magnet World, a popular ASMR-esque YouTube channel that’s all magnets all the time. Watch the videos and you’ll see endless amounts of brightly colored magnetized metal balls clicking, rolling and attaching into truly marvelous creations, like models of truck…
Rey Rahimi
For big dramas and up to date news on the YouTube world, only one channel is dishing out the Hot Tea. The brainchild of student Rey Rahimi, Hot Tea gives fans the latest gossip on pro gamers, YouTube stars, and other online celebs. With a name like hot tea, it’s impossible to expect Rey and her channel wouldn’t end up in a little bit of hot water, stirring …

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