These are the best videos created by YouTube users in 2006. The competition is over and you can see the winners in a playlist created using SplashCast.
Most Creative / People dancing on treadmills. Music: "Here It Goes Again" by OK Go.
Best Comedy / Smosh Short. A man finds himself stranded on a deserted island. Smosh probably has a lot of fans.
Best Commentary / Hotness Prevails. The Wine Kone complains about heat, stereotypes and heat.
Best Series / Ask a Ninja. A series created by Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine that features a ninja who answers questions received by email. "Ninja is known for his emphatic declarations, as well as his expansive, spontaneous, and often extremely exaggerated hand gestures (helpful in communicating his comedic intent, as one can only see his eyes)."
Best Music Video / A beautiful song played by a talented girl. Another MySpace star.
Most Inspirational / Free Hugs Campaign. Random acts of kindness. People deliberately hugging strangers.
Most Adorable - Kiwi, a short film by Dony Permedi, about a bird that can't fly, but "spends its whole life working towards achieving his dream. The kiwi strived to create the illusion that it was flying over a forest as it soared down through the sky from the top of a cliff. Thus, the kiwi spent what must have been its whole life nailing trees to the side of a cliff. All this, to fulfill its one dream of flying, even though it was technically unable to." Read an interview with its creator.