2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The regular deadline is August 30, 2017

Best in Civic Engagement

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that encourages the public to engage in any aspect of the political process.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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#OurCare
The objective of the #OurCare campaign is to remove barriers between the American people and their policymakers so citizens can influence lawmakers as they consider reforms to healthcare. #OurCare was designed to cut through the rhetoric and political ideologies to make it easy for everyday Americans to express what they want healthcare to look like. To h...
2016 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
From economic inequality to environmental degradation, practically every global civic challenge exists in Los Angeles. Fortunately, Los Angeles hosts a vibrant community of innovators crafting solutions to tackle these issues. At the Goldhirsh Foundation, we believe that these and all Angelenos serve as positive, proactive stewards of LA's future.An initi...
Fusion Covers the Fight at Standing Rock
Gaming for Civic Good: Helping Teachers Bringing the Election and the Presidency to Life
Our social strategy was launched to support teachers during this challenging and divisive election and post-election season. The campaign focused on supporting educators in their quest for nonpartisan resources that explain the political process to students. "Win the White House" teaches students the intricacies of winning an election by challenging them ...
GoVoteBot
We made GoVoteBot because we recognized two main truths about the voting process. First, 43% of eligible voters did not vote in the 2012 presidential election. That's roughly 90,000,000 citizens. Second, the process is extremely confusing and hard to navigate as a first-time, young, or even experienced voter. To make matters worse, registration dates and ...
Great Immigrants
America is a nation of immigrants. Across history, immigrants have shaped our culture, led progress, and strengthened our economy. However—and especially in today's political climate—immigration is an increasingly fraught topic for many Americans. For the past decade, Carnegie has sought to bridge this divide through its Great Immigrants campaign. The ca...
People's Oath
For nearly 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has been the nation's champion for freedom and justice for all. Their objective is to inspire and empower Americans to take part in our democracy. Today, we are living in the Divided States of America, and the ACLU are needed more than ever.Our campaign work with the ACLU centers around three core a...
Teddy Gun
Teddy bear manufacturers are required to follow incredibly strict safety regulations—unless, of course, the teddy bear is a gun. Introducing Teddy Gun. Created to shine a light on the nonsensical lack of government oversight on the gun industry, Teddy Gun became a tragic, ironic, powerful symbol of the disproportionate lack of regulation that contributes ...
The Friendship breakfast
Communication Goal We challenged Tine-milk and their longtime collaborator The Red Cross to change Norwegians perception of the influx of refugees coming in from Syria and countries around.Quantitative targets: - 1000 people attending the event - Keep the sales volume stable in the period compared with the previous year. These are demanding goals when th...
The National Memorial Day Concert
The National Memorial Day Concert is the annual dedication to the fallen men and women of the military branches. Every year, the concert is broadcast on PBS live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol. The concert's mission is to honor the sacrifices of the service men and women, their families, and their brothers and sisters in uniform. Through the use of ...
Univision Contigo’s Civic Participation Initiative
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has a strong legacy of promoting civic participation in an effort to ensure that as Hispanics grow in numbers, their impact is felt at local and national levels. At the forefront of informing and empowering Hispanics on the issues that matter to this community and that are also critical to the U.S. as a whole, UCI set o...

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held October 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.