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.

YouTube Ensemble

Whether it’s a cute couple, a comedy team, a dance duo, or a collaboration of web creators, these ensembles prove that there is power in pairing up. Together, they posted some of the finest videos on YouTube this year—and often weren’t seen without their partners—making us come back again and again.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.
Aspyn + Parker
A match made in internet heaven, fellow YouTubers Aspyn Ovard and Parker Ferris fell in love, started a vlogging channel together, and got married in 2015. Still just 20 and 21, respectively, they spen...
Boyce Avenue ft. Sarah Hyland
“The most viewed Independent band in the world,” with over 3 billion YouTube plays on their main channel alone, Boyce Avenue is a trio of musical brothers from Florida, finding success with videos of t...
Carly and Erin
In late 2015, fellow Vine stars and roommates Carly Incontro and Erin Gilfoy created a new YouTube channel to air their Vining and Driving series, where they drive around LA interviewing other popular ...
ClevverTV
A dominant brand of entertainment coverage with a unique spin on entertainment, beauty, and style content, Clevver captures the tone, topics, and relatable talent that young millennial females crave th...
Desi Perkins & Lustrelux
Although each of them approached beauty their own way, makeup heroes Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot, aka Lustrelux, both ended up as super-popular YouTubers, finding even more popularity in their collab...
Dirty 30
What happens when you put a ton of popular YouTube stars on a set and get the cameras rolling? Dirty 30, that’s what. Released to adoring fans in September in theaters and digitally, the movie stars Yo...
Jenna & Julien
Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita are each YouTube stars in their own right, with millions of subscribers between the two of them. They’re also a couple who share the wildly popular Jenna & Julien Podc...
Just Between Us
“Best friends and comedians” Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn act as a modern-day “odd couple” on their YouTube channel Just Between Us. Their weekly sketches riff on anything from a “SEXT” to a “GIRL CRUS...
Matt Steffanina & D-Trix
As two popular and talented choreographers, Matt Steffanina and Dominic Sandoval (better know as D-Trix) each know their way around a dance studio. But combine their talents and you get internet magic....
SourceFed
Sort of a news channel, sort of a sketch comedy channel, sort of a channel for its YouTube star hosts to take internet challenges, SourceFed tackles “Everything that should and shouldn’t matter.” Its n...
What's Inside?
Starting with a series of videos cutting open sports balls to see what they’re made of for a school project, Daniel Markham and his son Lincoln really opened up a can of YouTube worms. Now they cut ope...
h3h3Productions
Deep internet culture fanatics and popular internet comedians in their own right, Ethan and Hila Klein run the popular h3h3Productions on YouTube, bringing comical commentary, interviews, and sketches ...

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.