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.

YouTuber of the Year

The nominees for YouTuber of the Year are the best of the best—the biggest of the big. Some pull you into worlds of their own creation, while others explore the world around them and take you along for the ride. What they all have in common is the ability to inspire millions of people with each video they post, reaching more and more fans every day.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Snapchat Industry Award.


Colleen Ballinger
The PsychoSoprano behind YouTube’s satirical singing sensation Miranda Sings, Colleen Ballinger launched to celebrity smearing both lyrics and lipstick. With iconically bizarre, comedic sketches that p...
Gigi Gorgeous
Trans model, television personality, and influencer Gigi Gorgeous inspires fans to live their authentic lives and “Stay gorgeous.” Offering beauty, fashion, and glam-living videos to nearly 2.5M subscr...
Jenna Marbles
Jenna Mourey, best known to fans as Jenna Marbles, makes “magical YouTube videos.” From dog cameos with Mr. Marbles and Kermit to parody sketches poking fun at social stereotypes and beauty videos, Jen...
Lilly Singh
IISuperwomanII Lilly Singh is one of the hottest YouTubers in the world, with well over 1.5 billion views. The Canadian comedian and “happy unicorn” posts vlogs, sketches, and tons of collaborations, s...
Liza Koshy
“Just a little brown girl with big dreams,” Liza Koshy has enjoyed a dominating 2016. The YouTube, Vine, Instagram, and musical.ly star with millions of subscribers across platforms, Liza is known for ...
Regarded as one of the world’s leading technology reviewers, Marques Brownlee, aka @MKBHD, discusses and demystifies all things tech. With 4M+ YouTube subscribers and millions more across his other soc...


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.