Shorty Social Good Awards

We are now accepting entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards. Regular deadline to enter is August 31st, 2016.

The Shorty Social Good Awards honor groundbreaking corporate social responsibility and sustainability campaigns that organizational and marketing teams have worked so hard to realize. While the Shorty Awards have long-honored the best of social media, this competition includes efforts made by organizations to improve sustainability and diversity internally, foster globally-minded business partnerships and increase employee community and civic engagement.

Archived from the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Activism

These people stand up for what they believe in, cause a movement, or live up to Gandhi's words "be the change you want to see in the world". If they use Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube videos or other social means to help generate awareness of their cause, start a revolution, or inspire others to do the same, they might just win this Shorty. Nominate who you think is the pinnacle of #Activism!

Finalists

winner
Against Suicide
On March 17th 2011, Carrie Shade lost a childhood friend to suicide. On May 18th 2011, she decided to do something about it. The AgainstSuicide campaign began as just a little thing to tweet simple inspirational quotes, but it grew into something so much more than that. The campaign has been able to reach countries all across the globe and has b...
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Brady Campaign
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence develops and implements extensive public health and safety programs and utilizes the courts to reduce gun violence. Through our Legal Action Project, we represent victims of gun violence in cases against irresponsible gun sellers and owners. Through our public health and safety programs, we inspire safer ...
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The Elders
Chaired by Kofi Annan, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. With the help of Graça Machel and Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela set about bringing the Elders together and formally launched the group in Johannesburg in July 2007. Archbishop Desmond Tutu served for six years as chair before ...
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Smart Gun Laws
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is the only national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention and the promotion of smart gun laws that save lives. Over the last two decades, the non-profit organization, which was founded by attorneys and formerly known as the Legal Community Again...
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Bang yongguk
Bang Yong Guk, born in Korea in 1990, is the leader of B.A.P, 6 boy band in South Korea; B.A.P stands for Best, Absolute, Perfect. Since debuting in 2012, B.A.P has received global attention with a solid presence on Billboard World Album Chart, iTunes Top Album Chart, Twitter's world trends and more. B.A.P was also picked as "The Strongest Newco...
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Canal do Otário
According to The Wall Street Journal**, Canal do Otário is one of the video makers who most suffer from a lack of freedom of expression on the internet (specially in Brazil). He has started in the beginning of 2012 as a vlogger on YouTube, making short videos about misleading advertising, freedom of speech and government propaganda, using a very...
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MILK TYSON
FAM First. I fight daily with agoraphobia and extreme anxiety as I step out into the world to handle day to day life. I host events and celebrity based parties and also write music for many artists. I try to keep everyone tuned in re-assured that no matter how bad their situation is, that they are not alone and that they have support and someone...