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 in Parenting, Family and Kids

The internet is undeniably helping families stay close together, through parenting advice, ideas for fun family activities or just by creating content for parents and kids to enjoy together. Whether they’re family vloggers, entertainers or “imaginateers”, their channels upload some of the best content of the year for families.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Family and Parenting Shorty Award.


Team 2 Moms
Team2Moms’ Denise and Ebony are on a mission to inspire possibility with family-hopeful LGBTQ+ fans. Launching their YouTube channel in honor of President Obama’s second term re-election, the vlogging couple actively seek to destigmatizing same-sex relationships and queer families through relaying their own journeys. Denise and Ebony have grown a …
The Bucket List Family
A globetrotting family of five, The Bucket List Family is inspiring fellow dreamers to realize their own ambitions one location at a time. Quitting his job shortly after he sold an app to Snapchat for $54M, Garrett Gee and his wife Jessica set off on a world-traveling tour with a $5000 budget and two kids in tow. What was supposed to be a six mont…
The McClure Family
The McClure Family are one of the most popular family influencer teams thanks in large part to their adorable twin daughters, Ava and Alexis. The family enjoyed a successful 2019, adding nearly 500K subscribers to their YouTube channel, while keeping their fans entertained between the videos with several Instagram feeds dedicated to showing off th…
The Rush Fam
For Canadian YouTubers The Rush Fam, the "best gift in life is family." Their YouTube channel initially launched as TodayWithTray, a channel for Tray’s fatherhood videos. The channel quickly evolved to an all-family endeavor, as the dynamic foursome captivated fans’ hearts globally. A showcase of loving togetherness, Tray and Keshia have further e…
Through Our Eyes
For YouTubing duo Ryan Johnston and Leslie Hernandez, "life is about sharing your greatest gifts with other people." Taking to YouTube after overcoming a rare eye disease that could have left him blind, Ryan’s proclamation to speak things into existence quickly fostered a vlogging phenomenon. Now with 2M+ subs the dynamic couple is sharing their c…


Carolyn Mara
Artist, mother, and "creative spirit guide," Carolyn Mara inspires through therapeutic imagination. No stranger to personal shadows, Carolyn rose to online prominence via Instagram through a "Self Help" portrait series and other inward-facing-out photographic sentiments that frequently feature her daughter. Using creativity to heal herself and inspire other…
I Mom So Hard
"Two moms getting it wrong," Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are redefining motherhood one glass of wine at a time. Meeting by chance encounter at an LA comedy show, the moms realized a the need for let-it-all-out motherhood banter. Launching their YouTube in 2016, Kristin and Jen’s hilariously relatable videos covering the parenting gamut from body battles…
Janene Crossley
Janene Crossley is "BFFs to her 4 babes," as the active, fun and fashionable mom posts pictures of her and her family in matching attire. Married to an orthodontist, it’s no wonder Janene’s grid is filled with all smiles, posting their exciting and travel filled lives. This account isn’t all about the photos, using each caption to let her 365K+ Instagram fo…
Kids Diana Show
Ukraine’s most-subscribed YouTube channel, Kids Diana Show is inspiring playtime across the globe. With no shortage of pink, plush, princess magic and sibling mischief, the children’s entertainment channel has mesmerized the YouTube masses with a whopping 43M subscribers tuning in for playtime with Peppa Pig or Hello Kitty, and fun with brother Roma. Diana …
Like Nastya
Anastasia "Stacy" "Nastya" Radzinskaya is the 2019 Forbes-listed third highest-paid YouTuber in the world. And she’s only six years old. Born with cerebral palsy, her parents started uploading videos as a means to show friends and relatives her progress. From initial fears she may never be able to speak, to becoming an international phenom, Stacy has playti…
Vanessa Rivera
"Imaginateer" Vanessa Rivera is enchanting the internet with familial whimsey. Launching her IG page as a platform for sharing family photos, Vanessa’s creative leanings quickly evolved traditional family fun into fantastical, grand events. Transforming her household and loved ones into dream world tableaus, Vanessa’s talents for visual enchantment met with…

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.

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