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 Poverty & Hunger

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to address a lack of food or shelter among individuals and communities. Focuses may include food security, agricultural education and development, employment training and opportunity, critical infrastructure and livelihood development.

See previous winners and honorees here.
#RedNose Day at Walgreens
As one of the country's largest and most prominent retailers, Walgreens has an active philanthropic policy. In its third consecutive year of raising funds to help end child poverty, Walgreens welcomed back Red Nose Day with comic cheer and a steady stream of celebrations and fundraising activities nationwide.Starting April 17, the iconic Red Noses returne...
Ending Lunch Shaming Practices
ATTN: is an issues-driven media company. Every day ATTN: produces videos, articles, and commentary to inform people to make a social impact. ATTN: came across many instances of "lunch shaming" in which students who could not afford their school lunch were publicly humiliated by school officials, who in some cases forced students to "work off" their debt b...
Flaunt to Feed
Godrej Appliances has a long history of being a socially responsible brand that has always been looking out for opportunities to give back to society. Instagram which has 16 Million+ active users in India, sees thousands of food photos being 'flaunted' (uploaded) every day, along with use of the hashtag #instafood. However, on the contrary, one quarter of...
Helping Hungry Homes
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, nearly 42 million Americans are food insecure, including 13 million children and five million seniors, which means that one in eight Americans do not know how to source their next meal. As a global food company, Smithfield Foods understands the benefits of proper nutrition. We strongly believe it i...
Hyundai’s Young Entrepreneurs Branded Content w/BuzzFeed, How Your Leftovers Could Feed the Homeless
At Hyundai, making things better is at the heart of everything they do. It's why they question the impossible. It's why they wake up every morning and ask themselves: How can we make things better?Our objective was to reach new audiences and tell stories that would echo Hyundai's "Better Drives Us" mantra. To help craft that story, Hyundai partnered with ...
Marriott International and #LoveTravels for DC Capital Pride
Marriott International believes in making all people feel that they are truly embraced and comfortable while supporting the communities in which we do business. However, many LGBTQ youth do not feel comfortable or embraced in their own homes. According to the True Colors Fund, nearly 4 in 10 American youths experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, g...
Sportsman Channel's HUNT.FISH.FEED
Sportsman Channel's HUNT.FISH.FEED program is celebrating its 10th Anniversary providing underutilized food sources - game meat and fish - harvested and donated by hunters and fishers across the United States. My objective in nominating the HFF this program is to continue to call attention to the problem of hunger and homelessness in the United States and...
The OzHarvest Market
There is a massive food waste problem. One-third of the world's food is wasted. In Australia food waste costs $20 billion a year. Since 2004 OzHarvest have been dedicated to stopping this waste. They rescue an incredible 100 tonnes of food every week and last year alone provided 13.2 million meals for people in need. They've built relationships with over ...
The Power of Clean
The daily struggle to find clean water around the world inhibits progress, particularly for hundreds of millions of women and girls. P&G developed a powder that purifies dirty water, and they partner with nonprofits around the world to distribute these packets in developing nations. We wanted to highlight the great work they are doing to help tackle the ...
Tillamook Fill The Plates
In 2016, farmer-owned dairy cooperative, Tillamook, launched #RealFoodSunday–a social media effort to get people eating Real Food, at least 1 day a week.After a year of inspiring fans to eat Real Food, we wanted to align with people's natural desire to give back during the holiday season, and empower them to give Real Food to families struggling with hung...
WhyHunger Annual Hungerthon Campaign
Founded in 1975 by the late musician Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, WhyHunger is a global leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.WhyHunger's annual Hungerthon campaign (www.Hungerthon.org...

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.