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3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Erica Garner

Winner in Activism

About Erica Garner

Due to police brutality, Eric Garner met an early death in 2014 at the hands of the NYPD, despite his pleas for help. Immediately following the injustice, his daughter Erica became active in the fight for police reform, particularly when exerting force during arrests. Tragically, Erica passed away in December 2017 due to brain damage suffered after a heart attack. Her efforts made such a significant impact that the rapper Common attended her funeral alongside a number of New York City’s elected officials, with Bernie Sanders sending a statement to be read at the event. This nomination was given with both proud and heavy hearts, as Erica’s urgent message is still critical to a fight that is far from over.

Erica Garner's best work on social

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,, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City