3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


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

Best in Live Events

This award honors the best execution of an event or activation organized to make the world a better place. Examples include concerts, conferences, marches, rallies and meetups.

See previous winners and honorees here.
2018 VH1 TRAILBLAZER HONORS
On Thursday, June 28th, VH1 aired the 5th annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS which moved from its home on Logo TV to VH1 to honor groundbreaking screenwriter, director and producer Ryan Murphy, LGBTQ and civil rights hero, author and activist James Baldwin, the ACLU and social activists Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of Trayvon Martin.This 2018 ceremony ...
A Party with Purpose
Chance for Life (CFL) is DC's premier charity event, dedicated to raising awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research. Founded in 2005, CFL was initially created to save the life of Kennedy Snyder, who was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at just two years old. Fast forward 13 years, and we've transformed CFL from an intimate poker f...
As Much As I Can
By the year 2020 1 in 3 Black gay men will become HIV positive in the USA if the current trends continue. ViiV Healthcare commissioned Harley & Co. to design an immersive experience for Black gay men, their support systems, doctors, and the general public to raise awareness of the epidemic. The goal of the experience was to foster empathy for those livi...
Social Good Summit 2017
The intersection of technology and new media has redefined our understanding of human progress. In the midst of this rapidly changing world, the Social Good Summit focuses on where we're headed. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit seeks to unite a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders aro...
Suburban Horror Story
To help with StreetGrace's mission to end sex trafficking, we created Suburban Horror Story: turning a suburban home into a live, in-the-flesh recreation of a sex trafficking operation, putting visitors up close and personal with the shocking inner workings of sex trafficking. Over the course of the live performances, state politicians, local leaders, and...
World Polio Day
For the second time in human history, the world stands on the brink of eradicating a human disease. In the 30 years since launching the global initiative to eradicate polio with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the CDC and the Gates Foundation, Rotary International has seen a 99% reduction of polio cases, through massive immunizations drives, fundra...

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