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 YouTuber of the Year

YouTube is the OG platform for creators to be themselves. It’s where you can become a star overnight, from your own bedroom with nothing more than your phone. These twelve vloggers, comedians, storytellers, documentarians and gurus enjoyed massive years on the platform, growing their audiences to new heights through being authentic and entertaining.

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


ContraPoints is one of the most unique channels out there, created and powered by Natalie Wynn, an "ex-philosopher" who hasn’t stopped philosophizing. Viewers of this channel enjoy deep dives into issues exploring politics, gender, race and social justice. Her videos are longer than most on YouTube, often coming in at over 45 minutes long, allowin…
Eugenia Cooney
Social media can allow creators to foster and develop supportive communities, but it can also be a harsh place filled with bullies and trolls. Eugenia Cooney experienced both sides of the internet over the course of her YouTube career, initially breaking into the scene for her gaming videos before discussions around her body, weight and health eve…
Jeffree Star
Few people dominated the YouTube scene like Jeffree Star in 2019, who hit it big both on the platform and in the real world. The popularity of his first videos with Shane Dawson led to the duo teaming up again in 2019, with Jeffree pulling Shane into the world of makeup and beauty, launching their own makeup products, called The Conspiracy Collect…
Vereena Sayed
Relatively new to the content creation scene with her first YouTube upload in 2018, teen makeup maven Vereena Sayed has quickly risen to celebrity status. With an undercurrent of coming-of-age school and societal observations, Vereena’s catfish hair and makeup transformations help empower fans to be whoever they want to be. From playing with aesth…
Wengie is one of YouTube's most influential content and music stars - with a social reach of over 22M+ and over 26 million views on her first three releases of “Oh I Do,” “Cake,” and “Déjà vu.” Outside of YouTube, Wengie can be seen acting as the voice of the fourth “Powerpuff Girl” on the Cartoon Network, and skyrocketing on the Billboard World D…


Andy Bailey has the internet flipping for his flipbooks. The stop-motion animator turned YouTuber has turned his childhood discovery about the magic of animation through flipbooks into a full fledged career. Andy is now inspiring people of all ages to find that enchantment for themselves through his YouTube channel, featuring all things flipbook. Andy coupl…
Jarvis Johnson
YouTuber Jarvis Johnson is revealing the worst of the interwebs through well researched and easy-to-understand videos. The senior software engineer turned YouTube standout, Jarvis has been steadily rising the ranks of the vloggersphere with his dissection of internet content. Jarvis slashes and burns anything from "5-Minute Crafts MEN," to "The Worst Pranks…
Kayla Nicole
YouTuber and international meme queen, Kayla Nicole Jones continually finds herself on the top of social feeds thanks to her highly emotive expressions, trademark "ugly faces" and slaying sarcasm. She’s proven to have the secret sauce for knowing what it takes to make great memes. Her comedic beauty videos, pranks, sketches and vlogs have earned her 3M+ You…
NikkieTutorials has long been a force on YouTube, using her platform to make the world a more beautiful and positive place. A longtime popular beauty guru, Nikkie’s makeup tutorials typically focus on using makeup as a way to represent your inner and true self, as opposed to using it to cover up and hide. A preacher for positivity, Nikkie kicked off the yea…
Psych IRL
Psych IRL is "using psychology to analyze contemporary themes, pop culture, and the internet." There’s no corner of the internet Donna, who runs the channel, won’t touch, covering issues like "Should "Rich" YouTubers Start A Patreon?" and "How Instagram Is Changing Us.’ Growing by nearly 70K subscribers in 2019, Donna ended the year on a high note, being na…
The "UK Youtuber with 3M Dinosaurs," Roxi aka Roxxsaurus has fostered a jurassic following in the online beauty realm. Sharing fashion tips, hair and makeup tutorials, DIYs, life hacks, lookbooks, and more across multiple platforms, the guru is inspiring looks and transforming lifestyles everywhere. Roxi cultivated a formidable fanbase, recently passing 4M …

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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