9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

Breakout YouTuber

Sometimes a huge web following grows virtually overnight when a viral video or prestigious award brings a creator into the spotlight, and sometimes it takes years of gradual accumulation, but it doesn’t happen for everybody. This year, these up-and-coming YouTubers stood out from the crowd with their unique voices, each of them ready to hit the big time.
Adrian Bliss
British YouTuber Adrian Bliss reflects social media back upon itself in his satirical YouTube sketches. Gaining insight through his work with other diverse YouTubers, Adrian applied that perspective to...
Alexa Losey
Actress and beauty/fashion influencer Alexa Losey promotes self-expression through humor, empathy, and insight. From early Vine star to YouTube personality with close to 1M subscribers, Alexa’s weekly ...
Alexis G. Zall
YouTube creator and actress Alexis G. Zall welcomes fans to her “tumultuous coming of age story” through humor, relatability, and “unapologetically weird” videos. Crossing the 1M subscriber threshold i...
Brendan Jordan
YouTuber, influencer, and LGBTQ+ activist Brendan Jordan wants a world of “absolute freedom and fabulousness.” Starting when a video of his Lady Gaga-style dancing in the background of a local newscast...
Bretman Rock
Named “The Internet’s most fabulously fierce makeup guru” by The Huffington Post, makeup artist with personalized merch line Bretman Rock has contoured his way to celebrity, with sassy makeup tutorial ...
Evelyn From the Internets
Evelyn From The Internets invites you to “her crevice of the internet.” From beauty tutorials to cultural critiques, the Austin-based YouTuber inspires and entertains fans through diverse YouTube dialo...
James Charles
Bringing his own lighting kit to ensure picture perfection, James Charles launched to fame with “The Most Flawless Senior Self Portraits of All Time,” as touted by Cosmopolitan. After his pics went vir...
Mikey Murphy
Actor and YouTuber Mikey Murphy launched his career on the platform with his 2013 video "What I Do When I Am Home Alone!” and quickly established himself as a key influencer through comedic vlogs and c...
Morgan Hanbery
Beauty guru Morgan Hanbery relies on profanity to help get through doing her makeup. With the viral “bullshit makeup tutorial” series, her YouTube channel serves as the hilarious and relatable antithes...
Ozzy Man Reviews
“Bloody tellin’ it straight,” Aussie video commentator and comic Ethan Marrell (aka Ozzy Man) leaves nothing unreviewed. Broadcasting viral TV and film critiques of everything from Game of Thrones to a...
Savannah Brown
American-born poet, author, and YouTube influencer living in London, Savannah Brown draws on her experiences to inspire using the written and spoken word. Launching her self-titled YouTube channel as a...
nerdyandquirky
“Where funny goes to die,” 18-year-old Sabrina Cruz’s YouTube channel NerdyAndQuirky has captured and captivated her rapidly growing fanbase with all things uncool. Hailed as “queen of the nerds” by Th...

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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.