The Shorty Award
for Social Media's Best

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". Whether 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 #Activist!

This category will have 7 finalists. These include 3 with the most nominations from the public, 3 chosen by the Shorty Awards Nominating Board made up of professional journalists from around the world, and 1 Wildcard Finalist. See our rules page for more info.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Social Good Campaign Shorty Award.


Of the 7th Annual Shorty Award in Activist

Activist Finalists

Three finalists have been selected by members of the Shorty Awards Nominating Board which is comprised of journalists from around the world. Three finalists were chosen by popular vote and one Wildcard Finalist was selected by the Nominating Board from among the top 25 nominees after the nominating period ended.