11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is February 7th, 2019.

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.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best YouTube Ensemble

Peas in a pod, peanut butter and jelly, YouTube Ensembles. If you’re seeing their work, you’re seeing them together. Whether they’re vlogging, making music, travelling the world or pulling off amazing pranks, you know they have proven that those who create together, stay together.

Brand entries using social media in this space can be found in the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.


Dan & Phil
British YouTubers and best friends Dan Howell and Phil Lester, aka “Phan," are known for their quirky sketches, challenges, and live gameplay commentaries. They united to launch the DanAndPhilGAMES YouTube channel in 2014, garnering millions of subscribers and views in a little over a year, with subsequent release of their own game in 2015—an ap...
Dude Perfect
Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney are “5 best friends just kicking it." As celebrity sports-trick artists and internet personalities the guys run Dude Perfect, with 7.6 million YouTube subscribers and more than 1 billion views. Known for their comedic sports adventures, seemingly impossible and often controversia...
From its start as a YouTube video blog in 2011 to document Jack Harries’ “gap" year between high school and college, Jack and his twin brother Finn have grown their JacksGap YouTube channel into a multi-series online video blog network, featuring inspirational documentaries, travel films, and acoustic music “Shed Sessions," with more than 4 mill...
In 2013, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying of the Grammy award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix started YouTube channel SUPERFRUIT, posting comedic vlogs about pop culture, fashion, Wyatt the cat, and “Weekly Obsessions." Their videos sometimes feature YouTuber collaborations on a cappella mashups of “Hip Hop Goes Broadway," “Beyoncé," and “Froze...
The Slow Mo Guys
Having access to a high-speed slow-motion camera, Gavin Free created The Slow Mo Guys to show what assorted things look like in slow-mo. Joined by co-star Daniel Gruchy, Gavin enjoyed enormous popularity, their YouTube channel with 7 million channel subscribers and 764 million views. Winners of YouTube's On The Rise program in 2011 and featured ...


Barely Productions
Barely Productions (formerly Barely Political) brilliantly parodies YouTube’s most popular videos from artists like Adele, Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber and Eminem while also commenting on relevant pop culture news and Internet memes. The channel features the comedic brilliance of The Key of Awesome, Rated Awesome, Barely Guys and other comedy groups. T...
Fine Brothers Entertainment
Fine Brothers Entertainment, aka Benny and Rafi Fine, have built a multi-faceted entertainment company with 20 million+ YouTube channel subscribers and more than 4 billion views and more than 50 employees. Creators of “MyMusic," “Spoilers," and #ReactToThat on Nickelodeon, their React channel—featuring kids, teens, adults, and elders reacting to viral vid...
Shay Butler, wife Colette, and their five children are considered “YouTube’s first family." Documenting their lives in daily YouTube videos since 2008, the ShayTards have grown up in front of the camera. With 4 million subscribers and more than 2 billion views, Shay says he owes their success to the many people who want to see happy families—his first vid...
The Gregory Brothers
Michael, Andrew, Sarah, and Evan of musical group The Gregory Brothers are best known for their YouTube “Songify This!" series, setting celebrities and the local news to song, including “Bed Intruder Song" and 2015’s “We Need Brain: Songify the G.O.P. Debate." Additional behind-the-scenes footage, vlogs, covers, original songs, and WikiWars are showcased ...
The Piano Guys
Four dads from Utah rose to fame when they decided to post piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music on YouTube. Now with close to 800 million YouTube views, five studio albums, and a contract with Sony, pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Nelson, videographer and producer Paul Anderson, and producer Al VanDerBeek continue to inspire...
Alabama sisters Tracy and Stephanie are the beauty gurus, vloggers, and creators of online sensation EleventhGorgeous, a YouTube channel featuring beauty, fashion, lifestyle, DIY projects, and morning routines. With series including “How NOT To Wear Makeup," and videos covering Pinterest beauty hacks, clothing, drugstore and holiday hauls, Tracy and Steph...

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, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Regular Entry Deadline is February 7th, 2019