THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Activism

So many people use social media to grow their own brands, and can overlook those using social media to help improve lives across the globe. From clean water to human rights to social justice, social media has proven to be an effective way to drive change in communities and societies. Through educating, writing, fundraising, standing up or kneeling down, these activists and their work leads to positive strides towards a better tomorrow.

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.

Nominees

Bernice A. King
Youngest daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Bernice A. King is following h…
Blair Imani
Black, queer, Muslim activist and author Blair Imani supports, advocates and engenders through the …
Brittany Packnett
Social justice leader and once-member of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force, Britta…
finalist
Colin Kaepernick
There’s no contesting Colin Kaepernick’s recent dominance in the spotlight. The highly controversia…
finalist
Danny Glover
Danny Glover is not too old for this sh*t. The actor, director and producer has long been a politic…
finalist
Jameela Jamil
British model, The Good Place actress and radio presenter Jameela Jamil is hoping to change “how we…
winner
Mari Copeny
11-year-old activist and “future president” Mari Copeny is helping kids to embrace their power thro…
finalist
Marley Dias
Stunned by the lack of black protagonists in her school’s reading curriculum, avid reader Marley Di…
Michael Skolnik
Described by the NY Times as “the man you go to … to soften the ground for social change,” activist…
Monica Lewinsky
Since the infamous Starr investigation, Monica Lewinsky has steadfastly risen above the incident’s …
finalist
Nyle DiMarco
The first deaf winner of both America's Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars, Kyle DiMarco use…
Sonita Alizadeh
Afghan rapper Sonita Alizadeh is galvanized by memories of her narrow escape from forced child marr…