10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The late entry deadline is February 22, 2018

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.

Creator of the Decade

Wow, it’s finally here. 10 years of Shorty Awards honoring the best on social media. We only felt it was appropriate to honor the OG creators, who have been entertaining us since the start of social media, and haven’t slowed down at all. These truly are the titans of the industry.
Casey Neistat
From his early days criticizing the City of New York for their lack of safe bike lanes to gliding through its snowy streets on a snowboard tied to the back of a car, Casey Neistat has been turning head...
Dude Perfect
Who knew hanging out with your college roomates and videotaping backyard trick shots could turn into a full time job? Well, the quintet known as Dude Perfect have now become the 4th biggest sports chan...
Gigi Gorgeous
She may have changed her name to Gigi in 2014, but she has always been gorgeous. What began in 2008 as a vlog channel with fashion and beauty tutorials mixed in is now one of the most inspirational acc...
Hannah Hart
Isn’t it great when you’re just trying to cheer up a friend but your video for her goes viral and launches your career? The instant success of My Drunk Kitchen led to Hannah Hart quitting a full-time j...
Jenna Marbles
A sensation since posting her first video in 2010, Jenna Marbles is now a titan of YouTube. That video, “How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking,” may still be her most popular (with 66M+...
Lilly Singh
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s ||Superwoman||! Since starting her YouTube career in 2010, Lilly Singh has shown that she can do it all—posting gut-busting sketch after gut-busting sketch for nearly 13...
Liza Koshy
In 2017, Liza Koshy became the fastest YouTuber ever to reach 10M subscribers, finishing the year with an astonishing 13M+. In addition to creating some of YouTube’s funniest videos, the “little brown girl with big dreams” has amassed over 15...
MKBHD
Should you use an iPhone or a Galaxy? Is it worth it to buy the $3000 drone, or is the $300 one basically the same thing? How does portrait mode actually work? Thanks to Marques Brownlee, these interna...
Markiplier
Mark Fischbach, aka Wilford Warfstache, aka Markiplier, has gamed his way into becoming one of the biggest social media stars on the planet. In addition to his 19M+ YouTube subscribers, the gamer’s 23M...
Philip DeFranco
Philip DeFranco has come a long way from shooting videos with a $20 B&W; camera. For the past decade, The Philip DeFranco Show has set the standard for YouTube news. Posting almost every day, Philip ke...
Rhett & Link
Imagine how much less funny the world would be if Rhett McLaughlin and Charles “Link” Neal weren’t in the same 1st grade class. The two lifelong friends are among the most prolific people on the intern...
Tyler Oakley
Tyler Oakley couldn’t have known when he started posting videos as a college freshman in 2007 that a decade later he’d have 21M+ social media fans and would meet President Obama—but he’s not complainin...

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, YouNow, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

final Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18