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 Technology

This award honors the efforts of consumer electronics, telecommunication services and technology brands to make the world a better place. Initiatives may include developing equitable practices, products, and services, drawing attention to sustainable business practices, or raising awareness or funds for a cause.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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AMD - Immersive Education: Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Virtual reality (VR) — the use of computer-generated graphics to create lifelike sensory experiences and environments — has historically been used for entertainment. However, companies are now using VR technology — both the hardware headsets and the software that generates the actual "experience" — for other practical applications as consumer-gr...
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Google Change Is Made with Code
Code is one of the most powerful tools ever invented. And it has huge potential for shaping a better tomorrow. Yet half the planet may miss out on using code to create change.Teen girls want to make a difference in society—current Megatrends research shows that Gen Z is 54% more likely than millennials to say they want to make a positive impact ...
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Hustle for Hurricane Harvey & Irma Relief
In response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hustle offered all organizations coordinating or fundraising for hurricane-related disaster relief with unlimited access to their platform for free.There are many ways that Hustle can be utilized in rapid response to a natural disaster. With water levels reaching as high as ...
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Protect the Protectors
Every day, thousands of men and women put themselves in harm's way to protect and serve their communities. Since 2015, Canary® and State Farm® have partnered on a program called Protect the Protectors™, designed to provide security to first responders across the U.S., so that they too can know that their homes and loved ones are safe and secure....
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Saving Lives with Artificial Intelligence
Federation for Internet Alerts' (FIA) mission is simple: to save lives. The Alert Hub was designed specifically to scale the aggregation and dissemination of emergency messaging globally, regardless of technological, geographic and language barriers, as well as build in additional technologies such as facial and speech recognition services and ...
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Seat 14C
Our mission at XPRIZE is to solve humanity's grandest challenges through technological innovation. To do this, we set audacious goals that, in order to accomplish, will require unprecedented technological advancement. But how do we set these goals? We conceptualize humanity's ideal future state.Seat 14C is, at its core, an earnest exploration of...

Nominees

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, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held NOVEMBER, 15 2017 in NYC.