Emerging Creator Awards


Welcome to the first annual Emerging Creator Awards!

We’re giving up-and-coming Creators the recognition they deserve. Check out all the finalists below and make sure to vote for your favorite People’s Choice Creator.

Make your voice heard! These Creators got the most nominations, and now you can vote for your favorite. Select your choice and submit to make sure it counts! One vote per email. Voting ends June 11.

Jake Carlini

I’m from a small town in the mountains of New York State, located on earth somewhere in the universe. I’ve been a creator since I was a wee lad. But I’ve been a YouTube creator since October of 2019. I create what I like to call “live action cartoons”.

Katie Vining | Shop With Me

Hi, I’m Katie, a Bostonian-turned-Orlando resident. After almost a decade at Disney, I lost my job during the pandemic. I connect with people by making videos about shopping and decorating. I want my videos to feel like you’re shopping with your best friend.

Fitness with PJ

I live near Vancouver, BC. My YouTube channel focuses on inclusive workouts for women aged 40 to 70+. COVID led me to go all-in with my channel, empowering women to build their confidence and age strong.


I’m Teniola, aka Mide, a content creator from Nigeria. On my YouTube channel, I cover lifestyle, Medical School, movie reviews, and other fun things. I’ve been creating content on YouTube since 2020 and it’s been a great ride.

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This wasn’t easy. We had over 10,000 nominations! So after much deliberation, below are the finalists for each category.

These Creators are amazing and the best at absolutely everything!

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These Creators are good at soooo many things (possibly everything). They have 500K followers or fewer but they are going to EXPLODE in the next year.

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Gizmo the Grey Bird

We are from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our content revolves around the captivating world of talking parrots, offering a unique blend of entertainment and education. With heartfelt stories and expert guidance, we illuminate the path towards proper parrot care, drawing from Gizmo's own transformative experience. Having endured 16 years in a cage without freedom, Gizmo's journey serves as an inspiration for parrot owners and enthusiasts alike. We provide invaluable insights, practical tips, and techniques to create a nurturing environment that fosters physical and emotional well-being for these intelligent and charismatic companions.

As creators of the best animal entertainment content, we have built an incredible community that we hold dear and so we are thrilled to be nominated by our fans. Our fans have shared heartwarming stories about how our videos brighten their day and even save lives from the depths of depression. Their support and appreciation inspire us to continue creating content that brings joy and positivity. Although we started creating talking parrot content in September 2022, our journey in the creator space began back in 2018.


Hey guys! I'm Brian "SpookYouLaterz" Lubecki!

I'm an Air Force Brat that grew up everywhere as my parents were in the United States Air Force for 30 years. I worked Civil Service for 15 years working with children as well, at various Air bases throughout the United States. I retired back in 2014 to pursue a new avenue in life and that was becoming a YouTube creator Vlogging my daily life experiences.

Honestly I'm so stoked that my fans/viewers nominated me for this occasion, I had no clue... I'm so grateful to still be able to entertain so many awesome viewers to this day! With you I probably wouldn't be doing what I do...

I've been a serious creator since 2015 mostly creating haunted doll videos, Spirit Halloween store tours, Halloween Haunts, Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio and so much more.


Hey there! I'm Lucas Peterson, hailing from the charming town of East Grand Forks in Minnesota. Back in 2016, I started creating videos, but I was hesitant to share them on social media. Doubts about my abilities held me back, and the overwhelming advice to have a niche for my content left me feeling lost. You see, I have a multitude of passions, ranging from BMX bikes and art to parkour, VFX, videography/photography, crafts, and my extraordinary amphibian pets and their habitats. Choosing just one seemed impossible.

But then, after years of soul-searching, I realized I needed to be authentically me and embrace all my interests. I ditched the notion of a niche and started posting about everything that inspired me. In doing so, I discovered that my truest passion lies in inspiring others to try new things, embrace new ideas, and see the world through a creative lens.

I'm incredibly grateful for the unwavering support I've received from my amazing fans. Their encouragement and the inspiration they find in my work mean the world to me. Now, as a finalist for the up and coming creator award, I couldn't be more thrilled! It's an incredible honor to be recognized by the people who have been with me every step of the way.

I've been on this incredible journey as a creator for several years now, and I'm bursting with excitement to share my boundless ideas with the world. So stay tuned, because there's a whole lot of passion, creativity, and inspiration coming your way!

The Shukla Sisters


We are from Bangalore, India
We make dance, fashion and entertainment videos.
We are honoured to be nominated for the creators award and incredibly grateful for the support by our fans.
We've been creating videos for 3 years now and we love the response we've been getting from our audience.
Our YouTube channel is about us four sisters with unique personalities and how we come together to create a dynamic and entertaining group. Whether we're dancing, trying out new challenges, traveling or just hanging out, we hope to spread joy and love to all the people. We believe that family is everything and want to create a positive a community, and share the true meaning of sisterly bond.

Katie Vining | Show With Me

Hi I'm Katie! I'm a born and raised Bostonian who moved to Orlando, Florida after college to work at Walt Disney World! I have my degree in hospitality, and have always had my sights set on Disney. I was a dedicated cast member for almost a decade, and LOVED my job, until the pandemic, when I was unfortunately let go. I felt so lost and purposeless as I had centered my entire life around my career and it was taken in an instant. Shortly after I lost my dream job, I knew I needed to find another way to connect with people like I did when I was a cast member. Thats when I picked up the camera and started making random videos and posting them on YouTube. One of my videos shopping in a store and showing what was available during Covid took off and that’s how I found my niche. Over the last 3 years I have created hundreds of videos showing everything from new collections to unbelievable clearance finds at my favorite stores. I then take my shopping finds and transform my home with them, while giving endless decorating ideas along the way. My videos give people the ability to see what’s new in the stores without ever having to leave their homes. My videos allow those with illnesses, disabilities, moms who can’t get out of the house with their little ones and everyone in between a virtual shopping experience. I strive for my videos and channel to feel like you’re shopping with your best friend. I’ve cultivated a huge sense of community with my subscribers, who are not only excited about my finds and decorating ideas, but also share their own ideas to help others as well. The sense of community is strong on my channel and it’s what I’m most proud of. I couldn’t be more thankful to my subscribers for nominating me, and giving me the opportunity to hopefully reach and help more people.

Lost in the Pond

A British content creator who's just trying to get America all figured out—fifteen years after moving here.

Some YouTubers do it for the passion; I do it for the awards. Vote for me now.

Sarah Renae Clark

I'm from Melbourne, Australia. On YouTube I love transforming coloring pages into EPIC art. And I love taking on all kinds of art challenges with coloring books, pencils, markers and more.

I've been on YouTube for just over 2 years now, but have been creating my own coloring books and other arty resources for about 7 years, and I love helping other creative minds of all skill levels to discover art and color in new ways.

I am honored to be nominated for this award, thank you.

Andrea Jean Cleaning

I am from Minnesota. I love sharing my passion of cleaning and organizing with the world and motivating others to make their home a place they never want to leave. Cleaning and organizing can be fun! I have been doing YouTube for about 4 years and full time for 2 years. I wouldn’t trade this job for anything. It really is a dream come true.


I'm Vibin Jivan. I've been making content since I was 12, but it wasn't until Fortnite came around that things started to work out! For the past few years, I've been creating tutorials and a timeline of my competitive Fortnite progression for you to follow along. I always dreamed of making content creation work, and thanks to my community, I'm living that dream on the daily! Thanks for nominating me!

Cookie Cutter

From Norfolk in the U.K.
I create roblox video game content from challenges to how to videos I’ve been a YouTube user since 2014, creating video game content I have grown up watching YouTube and creating it myself.


Three years ago I started making silly Minecraft videos. One year later, I fell in love with doing it so much I quit my job to do it full time. Then one year after that, I reached 100K Subs and made a video that's garnered over 10M views.

That being said, although I can take full credit for deciding to quit a perfectly good job to chase a passion project, I can't say the same for it's success. Because I'd never have withstood the lows without my wife's support. I wouldn't have become a better content creator without the friends I've made. And I wouldn't have had the heart and soul that it takes to turn a passion project into a successful career without an incredible community of passionate viewers who continue watching and encouraging me to make better videos, tell better stories, and most importantly are understanding of my completely erratic upload schedule.

I'm so stoked to be nominated for this award because awards like this are not just symbolic of the hard work a creator puts in to their craft, but for that of the community of family, friends, and viewers that support them throughout the journey. Without them I wouldn't be able to do this thing that I love. In fact, I'd probably be in an overwhelmingly deep pit of existential crisis, digging for peanut butter sandwich scraps from an Apple-bee's dumpster that the waitstaff tossed on their way to check on table 7 after their lunch break was interrupted... So thank you.


I'm Sid also known as S2G on YouTube and other Social Media Platforms. I've been creating FIFA & Football videos for over 8 years now. As a passionate football fan, I'm blessed to call this my job! My videos are usually about football stories or game show style content. I'm very grateful to see my hard work get recognized and be nominated for this Award! I thank all my fans for voting for me!


I'm Dominique Jordan, the proud founder of "Its Circle Time". I am deeply moved and humbled to be recognized as a finalist, a feat made possible by the support of our fans and the endorsement from your amazing team. The news has swept me, Miss Sarah Sunshine, and our dedicated Its Circle Time team off our feet.

Based Marina, CA, our channel was initially a labor of love for my twins when they were just two. Miss Sarah Sunshine, my babysitter turned educational maestro, chose to focus on in-home childcare during the pandemic, giving my children a transformative experience. This journey has not only changed their lives but also kindled my desire to record and share her effective educational activities.

Centered around early developmental content for children aged between 1 and 5 years, our channel specifically caters to kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students. The overwhelming need for such content struck us when we amassed over 1,000 followers within the first four days and nearly 10,000 views on our flagship video, "Old Macdonald". Since then, our mission has been to create impactful videos to aid parents, like myself, in navigating the tricky waters of kindergarten readiness in a post-pandemic world, especially when so many children are falling behind.


Originally from Southern California, I started the channel in 2020 as a creative way to continue to use my law degree while moving around the world as a military spouse. “Explaining the law one byte at a time” has been my core motto since I started the channel, and that often expands into human nature and how people make decisions about controversy through trials and other forums. All I can say is that I’m so surprised and honored to be nominated for this award!

Alen AxP

Our channel is dedicated to helping Budgerigar enthusiasts of all levels, from first-time owners to experienced breeders, provide the best care for their feathered friends. Whether you're looking to learn more about these wonderful pets or just enjoy watching them, you'll find it here.

Shannon Morse

Hey y'all! I'm Shannon Morse from Colorado. I've dedicated my career to sharing my love for simple and easy online security and privacy! I believe you can enjoy today's technology and still take control of your own data without having to toss your connected devices.

I've worked as a full time content creator since 2008 and started my own YouTube channel in 2019. Every show I've worked on has specialized in technology, ethical hacking, and being a maker! After spending 10 years working in networks and studios, I took a chance and started my own journey. I'm taking this opportunity to blend my background in content production with my bubbly and sparkly aesthetic to make security and privacy videos that are fun and welcoming! No, you don't need to code to join me on Morse Code!

Kumaar Family

We are Logesh, Rachel, Zaden, and Kyren - and we're from the Bay Area!

We are a Malaysian-American family, navigating the world of intercultural marriage and raising our sons to love and know both cultures. We create contents to showcase our journey and our mission is to bring a positive influence, happiness, and inspire millions through the stories of our lives.

Shev and Dev

We are Shev and Dev, a couple of South African kids who have been traveling and making epic content on YouTube for over 3 years. We started in Thailand in 2020 and soon fell in love with the idea of telling a story, making real travel experiences with a passion for editing and seeing the world with a fresh pair of eyes! Our dream is to make it feel like you are walking right beside us as we show you the world! We recently surpassed 350,000 subscribers in our third year of travel. This is just the start of being ordinary travelers with extra ordinary travel experiences. We live for the adventure, we dive into the local cuisines and thrive on a positive outlook on life! Our motto is to: see stuff, do stuff and eat stuff as well as visit all 197 countries of the world! We have no prior media/film experience but rather, make our videos based on seeing a country for all of its perks and realness, the more local the better! We showcase people and their countries, their natural wonders and of course the incredibly delicious local delicacies! We live to explore the vast world in the most real and authentic way - making sure everyone can tag along with us with a smile on their face!

josie lifts things

My name is Josie. I’m a travel content creator from Australia! I started making regular travel vlogs around 1.5 years ago when I bought a 1-way ticket to Thailand to start my YouTube channel based around my travels. Along the way I have really found a love for meeting regular people in the places I visit and sharing their stories. I’m a real believer that travel should be about meeting people and experiencing their culture and traditions, not just seeing some sites. My content I would say is a mix between travel vlogging and story telling. I love showing local people in my videos and focussing more on their way of life, how they live, more about them and their culture.

I’m excited to be nominated because it shows to me that real people and real stories are important in travel and learning about other people’s way of life in different parts of the world, not just seeing someone on the beach in a bikini (although that is nice!). It’s nice to be recognized for this type of content and the stories I want to tell in the future of people’s daily lives all over the world and I’m so grateful for this nomination as a chance to show that!

Jules Acree

My name is Jules Acree. I am a Korean-American creator, currently living in Austin, TX. I make videos on productivity, self-care, & feel-good systems to help people live their most intentional life. I'm very honored to be nominated! I've been creating content for nearly a decade, but YouTube is what has become most exciting and fulfilling. I love creating digital tools & resources to help simplify life.

I’m into:
- simple habits that sneak up on ya and end up changing your life.
- leveraging technology to create space in your mind and calendar.
- finding magic and joy in the everyday.

Jake Carlini

I’m from a small town in the mountains of New York State, located on earth somewhere in the universe. I’ve been a creator since I was a wee lad. But I’ve been a YouTube creator since October of 2019. I create what I like to call “live action cartoons”.Anyone who nominated me for this is a real one! Y’all have big calves and even bigger hearts! Love you guys!

Leon Hendrix

- from germany
- self-improvement content for those who are hungry for more in life
- 2.5 years

Manuel Boza

I was born in Cuba and I now live in a Los Angeles. I like to think of my content as adventures and daring. It always scares me and gets me out of my comfort zone. And makes me a better person. I think something that we should ask ourselves more is “Why not” Why can’t we do it? Whenever I feel doubt or feel a bit behind in my life. That question has always made me realize the possibility we have to change our life. And now I’ve been creating stories for over 5 years now, and I think I love it more and more.

AYO Fishing

I am from Georgia and I make outdoor content ranging from boat restoration to fishing to pretty much anything you can do outside! My passion in life is to make the best videos I can and to have people enjoy them means the world to me. I have been creating for 7 years and I plan to the rest of my life!

Films At Home

I am originally from Massachusetts and just moved to New Hampshire in Fall of 2022. I am a lifelong New Englander who loves this area!

My content is focused on physical media, specifically movies. Blu-ray, DVD, VHS, 4K UHD, you name it, I will cover it. I typically create reviews of new discs and equipment, I talk about important subjects and news in this space, and I also have a podcast where I interview people who are involved in home entertainment, are collectors themselves, or work on things like film restoration and preservation. I have around 2,500 Blu-rays in my collection in a dedicated home theater/movie room that I built to celebrate my passion and share that with others.

I am so excited to be nominated by my fans because they are everything to me. Without this community, my content wouldn’t thrive. I am honored every day that people spend time with me online watching my content, and even more honored that they’d go the extra mile to take the time to nominate me for this award. I truly see my community as friends, people I DM and talk to all the time, and I can’t ask for more than that as a creator. I have a young family with 2 kids under 2, and my community was so supportive of those life changes and schedule changes and stuck with me through all of my happy moments in life, like moving to a new home last year.

I have been a creator on YouTube since September of 2017, although I dabbled in Instagram for a while before that. I’m coming up on 6 years on YouTube, and every year is better than the last. My community continues to grow and get stronger and closer every year, and I’m just having such a blast expanding my content into podcasts, short form videos, and new videos like lists and movie recommendations to share my collection and passion with the world.

The Writer’s Block

Hi! I'm Dylan, a Writer/Content Creator dedicated to helping people better understand themselves and the world around them through pop-culture analysis and video essays. I've been on YouTube for roughly a year now, and the journey has been as fulfilling as it is difficult.

Growing up, I struggled to express my thoughts/emotions in traditional ways. But storytelling (especially through music and film) gave me an outlet to connect with other people through empathy and shared experiences. This is why I began my YouTube journey.

If I can help even one person feel less alone or better understood, then I consider that a success. By breaking down film, TV, and other media, I hope to explore the fundamentally human truths at the center of good art, and help all of us improve as people in the process.

Matt Wolfe

I'm a creator from San Diego, CA that's always focused on creating content around cool software and tech tutorials. I've been creating content on this YouTube channel since 2009 and only recently started to see some success on the channel at the end of 2022 when I started sharing tutorials and news updates in the world of artificial intelligence. I'm excited to be nominated for an award because I've been creating video content for over a decade now with very little success and almost no attention. I continued to hone my video creation skills, my confidence on camera, and my enthusiasm for the topics that I talk about. Even though the channel is 13-years old, it felt like the growth of the channel was an explosive overnight success once I finally found the thing I was truly passionate about and could spend infinite time talking about.

Dima’s World

Hey guys !! I’m from Australia and I’m a reaction channel ! I’ve been a reactor for 3 month now consistently I’m so lucky and blessed that I’ve been nominated as a finalist BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS! I’m so super excited that in the short amount of time I’ve done reactions I’ve been able to build a strong little community that has my back and are just pure awesomeness , no better feeling than to film videos and upload them for you guys! I get the most joy from receiving messages of my community or even people who are first time viewers message me and tell me how much better they feel now after they’ve watched my video because they’ve had a bad day week of month and that truthfully is why I do it!

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