3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

Best in Government and Politics

This award recognizes efforts by a political party, politician, government advocacy group or city, state or country government to make the world a better place.

See previous winners and honorees here.
"Just Like Scott Pruitt" Real Estate Ad
Scott Pruitt, Trump's former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, was corrupt beyond belief, using his position for personal benefit and grossly abusing taxpayer money to fund a comically lavish lifestyle. He also opened the EPA's doors to corporate polluters, giving handouts to the fossil fuel industry at the expense of the environment a...
Bad Hombre
I was a 15-year-old girl when Trump was elected in America. Immediately, he began the sickening demolition of our country's democratic institutions and norms of civil discourse. He attacked the truth and our growing culture of tolerance. I couldn't sit helpless; I had to do something.A coder, I decided to build an app that would spread truth and tolerance...
Change Starts Here Ohio
The Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board, a 12-person panel of law enforcement experts and community leaders from throughout the state, established state standards – for the first time in Ohio's history, for use of force including use of deadly force and agency employee recruitment and hiring that can help guide law enforcement agencies i...
HRC MOBILIZES #NOMOORE CAMPAIGN IN THE ALABAMA SENATE RACE IN MAJOR WIN FOR EQUALITY
In 2017, HRC was ready to harness the political power of the LGBTQ movement and the strength of the pro-equality vote to help tip the scales for Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Jones was running against Roy Moore, who has made a career out of peddling hate and attacking LGBTQ Alabamians. HRC has been calling out Roy Moore's abhorrent anti-LGBTQ record ev...
NYC Says #MeToo and Combats Sexual Harassment
Responding to recent global awareness surrounding the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in the workplace and building off the momentum from a historic public hearing on this issue held in December 2017, the NYC Commission on Human Rights unveiled its latest public information campaign entitled "It's Sexual Harassment. Report it. End it". The Commission e...
On the Road, Off the Phone
Distracted driving might be the most dangerous thing the average person does every day. Unlike the taboo of drunk driving, most of us readily admit to driving distracted by cell phones. Despite the difference in perception, the dangers of drunk and distracted driving are similar. In Washington state, distracted driving fatalities had increased by over 32 ...
One Boston Day
To mark the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, the City of Boston, Hill Holliday and the One Fund created three short films that explore the healing that's taking place among several of those impacted by the attack: injured survivors, a first responder, and the family of one of the victims.The films were debuted at the annual One Boston Day...
ReachNJ
There were three main goals of ReachNJ. First, the campaign aimed to increase contacts to the ReachNJ Call Center from individuals and families seeking help with opioid addiction, and the campaign was very successful on this end as shown by call center reports which display an increase in calls while ads were running. Secondly, the campaign aimed to educa...
Your Voice Lives On
There were approximately 1,081 fatalities caused by public shootings in the United States last year alone. Creating a public health crisis from coast to coast. With arguments raging on how to manage this growing epidemic, we felt compelled to give people a platform to voice their concerns. Dead or alive.

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, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The SHorty social good awards will be held november 15, 2018 in new york city