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 work for Developing Nations

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that provides resources to developing nations.

See previous winners and honorees here.
BEYGOOD4BURUNDI
Beyoncé partnered with UNICEF to launch BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, a multi-year partnership to provide safe water to the most vulnerable children in Burundi, known as the "Heart of Africa." The partnership will support programs to improve water, sanitation and basic hygiene practices in the hardest-to-reach areas of the landlocked East African nation, where nearly ...
Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.This brutal tradition can cause severe bleeding, infertility and even death, and can have devastating psychological and social consequences. After FGM, girls are often taken out of school and forced into early marriage.International charity ActionAid is workin...
Kay Lasante: Health Care For Haitians By Haitians
In Haiti, quality health care is expensive and uncommon. Many Haitians do not consider health care a priority, though in reality it is a vital need. Kay Lasante provides free, high-quality health care services by Haitians, for Haitians, in Port-au-Prince. Kay Lasante means "House of Health" in Haitian Creole. This philosophy is meant to invite the communi...
Revolution: one woman at a time
The mission of Women's Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) is to empower women thru economic, social and political programs; creating opportunities while addressing inequality, strengthening families and communities. Our objective is to provide women with the framework necessary to create viable opportunities for themselves and their families. Thru grassroots ...
The Asani Sanitary Napkin Program
The Asani program was designed to address the holistic challenges around women's hygiene and menstruation in rural India. 71% of girls in these regions report having no knowledge of menstruation before their first period, while 88% of the 355 million menstruating girls and women in India are unable to afford or access proper menstrual hygiene products.In ...
The Peace Corps: Do The Unexpected
The Peace Corps was established in 1961 to promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:1.To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. 2.To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served. 3.To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of A...
This quiz empowers women
Partners In Health works to build healthier communities in some of the world's poorest places, from Haiti to Rwanda to Sierra Leone. In our over 30 years of work abroad, we've seen firsthand the broad-ranging impacts of healthy and empowered women on their families and communities. In all the places we work, strong women lift up their communities – as ...

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 NOVEMBER 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.