13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Vlogger of the Year

YouTube is the platform that gave birth to the vlog, giving users the freedom to connect directly with the world by sharing their everyday lives and innermost experiences. With countless vloggers now populating the web, this year’s nominees stood out for pulling us into their fascinating worlds and keeping us engaged the entire time.


Erik Conover
New York-based videographer, photographer, and global adventurer Erik Conover shares daily vlogs documenting his travels, life in the city, and personal milestones. With 30M+ YouTube channel views, Eric invites subscribers into his “full life,” showcasing envy-worthy adventures, like “LIVING ON A BOAT IN THE MALDIVES,” along with personal Q&As and…
Julien Solomita
LA-based YouTuber Julien Solomita documents his life through vlogging. Regularly collaborating with his YouTuber girlfriend Jenna Marbles on his self-titled channel (and on the popular Jenna & Julien Podcast), Julien posts daily adventures of the couple and their furry dog pack, including girlfriend pranks, gluten-free/celiac disease-friendly reci…
Louis Cole
British explorer, travel vlogger, and philanthropist Louis Cole invites the world to “Live the Adventure” with him. With his YouTube channel amassing close to 2M subscribers, Louis shares daily vlogs full of humor, travel, and adventures with YouTuber girlfriend Raya Encheva, including personal musings like “My Response,” where he publicly debunks…
2016 has been another big year for “YouTube’s first family.” Vlogging their lives since 2008, husband and wife duo Shay and Colette Butler and their five children have enchanted a global following, bring them along on every personal journey, including recent milestones “AVIA GETS HER EARS PIERCED!!!” and “WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!!!” As active as ever wi…
The Gabbie Vlogs
“Just a girl doin her best and making a fool of herself while she's at it,” Gabbie Hanna has rapidly gone from Vine star to YouTube sensation. With over 3M subscribers on her main channel The Gabbie Show, featuring “cringey” reactions to vines, “(b)advice,” parody sketches, and her MAKING OUT series with fellow YouTubers Shane Dawson and Miranda S…


Ben Brown
Explorer, vlogger, professional videographer, and photographer Ben Brown is “all work, all play.” A former world champion kayaker now traversing the globe, Ben showcases his epic adventures via breathtaking and cinematic vlogs on his self-titled YouTube channel, garnering 100M+ views. Featuring his Visual Vibes, globetrotting vlogs from the Arctic to South …
Jon Olsson
Professional alpine ski racer, car enthusiast, Douchebags travel gear co-founder, and YouTuber Jon Olsson broadcasts daily vlogs of the good life. A nine-time Winter X Games medalist from Monaco, Jon’s extreme sports translate to extreme vlogging, from DIYs on how to add a ski box to your Lamborghini and Rolls Royce to Monaco life and epic world travels wit…
Monica Church
Beauty maven Monica Church combines all things style into her hairodynamic YouTube channel, vlogging to 1M+ subscribers. Vlogging beauty life hacks, makeup tutorials, back to school hauls, and design tips ranging from summer room decor to “DIY: Galaxy Shoes,” Monica is frequently joined by fellow beauty influencer, schoolmate, and twin sister Shelby (TeenMa…
Sam Sheffer
From Engadget to The Verge to Mashable, NY-based content creator Sam Sheffer also shares his love of technology, skateboarding, and social media in vlogs. Uploading 150+ videos and vlogs in his first year to his YouTube channel, and celebrating 1 million views in 2016, Sam’s popularity on the platform has rapidly grown. A savvy and seasoned reviewer, Sam po…
Sara Dietschy
Professional YouTuber and influencer Sara Dietschy vlogs about life and creativity in NYC. Sara’s self-titled YouTube channel showcases tech reviews, creative musings, global travels, and adventures, with popular web series Creative Spaces TV and That Creative Life featuring fellow artists and inspirational films. In 2016, Sara’s viral “How To Casey Neistat…
Shaaanxo Vlogs
Top New Zealand beauty YouTuber Shannon Harris, internationally known for her all-inclusive beauty channel Shaaanxo, with nearly 3M subscribers and 300M views, has additionally become a vlogging sensation on her Shaaanxo Vlogs channel, with 50M+ views itself. Coordinating with her original channel, as well as ShaaanxoBlogs.com, her e-commerce site xoBeautyS…

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