9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.


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 ...
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....


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 April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.