12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Influencers

Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

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 in Lifestyle

Many people want to live a life filled with cutting edge trends, wanting to know what to wear, where to shop, how to rock the latest looks and how to live their best lives. Thanks to social media, these lifestyle gurus are able to offer up the best advice on blogs, Instagram feeds, streaming or YouTube, using the internet to improve lives everywhere.

Finalists

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Chachi Gonzales
Dancer, actress, and choreographer Chachi Gonzales added another title to her long list of accomplishments in 2019: new mom. Originally breaking onto the scene for winning America’s Best Dance Crew in 2011, 2019 marked a major shift in her social media life. Using Instagram and YouTube to announce the exciting news of her pregnancy, Chachi shot to…
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Cherry Wallis
Expert in the wizarding world Cherry Wallis, aka Ms. Cherry, is a leading voice in the world of fandom. Her expert knowledge of all things Harry Potter has connected her with an immense audience, now totaling more than 500K subscribers on YouTube and another 100K+ Instagram followers. Cherry is here to help you live your best witch and wizardry li…
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Color Me Courtney
There's really no denying it at this point: Coutrney Quinn is the color queen of The Big Apple. A cornerstone of confidence, positivity, self-love and style, Courtney is inspiring the masses with her Instagram account, @ColorMeCourtney. With over 590K+ followers on the platform, it's hard to imagine a world in which her spirit and wardrobe don't j…
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Jose Zuniga
The hard truth is most men don’t dress well not for lack of care, but because they simply don’t know how to do it right. That’s where Jose Zungia steps in. His popular YouTube account with 4M+ subscribers teaches clueless dudes how to properly pull together outfits, and the little tricks that make those outfits really pop. Jose also runs a popular…
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Les Do Makeup
Leslie Quezada, better known by her online persona as Les Do Makeup, is one of the biggest names in the world of bold brows and blush. In recent years, she’s built a social media brand that has gone from making fun, engaging makeup tutorials to giving her fans a full, behind the scenes look into her life. Throughout 2019, she gave her audience an …
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Raven Navera
UK-based beauty and lifestyle influencer Raven Navera is doing "it for the love of the 3fs! Food, Fashion and Fitness." Her videos cover everything from natural hair care and styling, fitness, travel, "every day shenanigans" and more. Her audience has grown to more than 230K subscribers on YouTube, plus another 16K+ on Instagram. 2019 was a big ye…

Nominees

Aaron Marino
Aaron Marino is here to help "millions of men from around the world realize their true potential and feel great about themselves." Under the name Alpha M., his YouTube teaches dudes how to dress, workout, and present themselves better. His essential tricks and hacks give young men the tools they need to look sophisticated and stand out from the rest. Aaron …
Aja Dang
Aja Dang turned her passion for wellness and skincare into a career, thanks to her devotion to her 420K+ YouTube subscribers and 167K+ Instagram followers. A former television host turned lifestyle influencer, her channel is famous for its life hacks, health advice, and love for Beyonce, of course. In recent years, she’s added a new platform to benefit her …
Draya Michele
Draya Michele is an actress, designer and creative director making her mark on the world. She had a wildly successful and exciting 2019, making headlines across a number of global media outlets for a whole host of reasons. In an interview with E! News at the end of 2019, she opened up about overcoming stereotypes and stigmas, her new clothing line, and how …
Kristin Johns
Kristin Johns uses her YouTube channel as a place to engage with her audience to create a sense of community and connection. Since launching in 2015, she’s posted about hair care and makeup, her gym routines, and her life behind the scenes with hubby, fellow creator Marcus Johns. It’s also a place where Kristin has documented her life journeys, from moving …
Matt D'Avella
Filmmaker and minimalism lifestyle guru Matt D'Avella has turned a love of stripped down living into a phenomena on YouTube. With more than 2M subscribers who regularly tune into his channel, Matt’s life hacks have a wide audience of people looking to live more efficiently. There’s more to his appeal than just hacks though, as Matt is quickly becoming a lea…
Thomas Frank
Thomas Frank is the "biz-dev ninja guru samurai toaster oven" who knows that surviving college isn’t easy. Between heavy reading lists, limited time, and social pressures, a lot of people are looking for advice to get through it all. Thankfully, Thomas created his YouTube channel to teach people valuable study tips. Thomas offers students more than just lif…

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 12th annual shorty awards will take place on may 3rd.