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 Influencer & Celebrity Partnership

This award honors an outstanding partnership between an influencer, athlete, or celebrity and a brand to achieve a social good goal with measurable results.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Every day in May, throughout National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Child Mind Institute shared stories from prominent influencers speaking to his or her younger self about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder. #MyYoungerSelf is part of Speak Up for Kids, the Child Mind Institute's annual public education campaign to raise awareness a...
Our objective was to generate awareness of the digital divide and lack of STEM education and context in today's America.At the same time, we aimed to increase brand sentiment and awareness of Verizon's role in helping close the digital divide, while generating advocacy for the cause.
Ask For A Raise
Women do just as much in the workplace, but still make less than men on average. Overall, women make .80 cents for every dollar a white man makes, while Latina and black women, respectively, make .54 and .63 cents (in the US). The Muse, a career building website, while looking into ways to fight this situation, stumbled upon an insight from a study by the...
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...
Care2 and George Takei Stand with Muslims
When actor and activist George Takei was just 5 years old, his family was forced into a Japanese internment camp. When the Trump administration began using similar rhetoric targeting Muslim Americans, Takei knew he had to act quickly.Just one week after the presidential election, a former spokesperson for a major super PAC backing Donald Trump said the ma...
Ending Parenting Stigmas with Laura Perlongo and Nev Schulman
ATTN: is an issues-driven media company. Every day ATTN: produces videos, articles, and commentary to inform people to make a social impact. ATTN: has produced an ongoing social media campaign, featuring Laura Perlongo and Nev Schulman, that brings awareness to the stigmas that new parents face every day. We followed Laura and Nev's journey both before an...
Meals on Wheels
Currently 1 in 6 seniors – more than 10 million - across America struggle with hunger, and even more face isolation. Meals on Wheels addresses these issues by leveraging 2 million volunteers to deliver the meals and friendly visits that enable millions of seniors to remain living in their own homes. With the senior population projected to double by 2050, ...
We Are America
Love Has No Labels was created with the mission to combat bias with love. Our campaigns aredesigned to flood culture with diverse images of love to normalize them, and thereby reduce our implicit bias towards those who are different from us.In its first year, Love Has No Labels demonstrated the power of love to bond two individuals together despite the bi...
YouTube #VoteIRL
The YouTube community is famous for organizing movements, commenting, liking, and disliking. Yet, despite this digital activism, they're the least likely demographic to vote. VoteIRL asked millennials to put down their phones and vote in real life. But to vote, you have to be registered. We discovered it takes an average of 1m34s to register to vote.So ra...

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.