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 13th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Social Activism

This award honors brands, organizations and institutions that use social media or digital to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

finalist
"Vote Because __________ Depends On It”
In 2020 the United States faced an historic election and we knew that no ordinary get-out-the-vote …
ADA30 Lead On: Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education & Pride
Our objective was to design a fully accessible variety show with open captions, open audio descript…
finalist
gold honor
audience honor
Black Immigrants Are Under Attack
When most people hear about the current state of the U.S. immigration system, they picture borders …
winner
Father's Day Taken
On May 25, 2020, the most important news story in America was sparked by a dad who did not make it …
Help Locker
With families spending more time at home and online, the threat of online child exploitation is mor…
Kay #EveryKiss
In recent history, the LGBTQ+ community has made major strides in their fight for equality. But eve…
Known Stories of Unknown Women
Gomes da Costa, the largest Brazilian brand in canned fish, is very well known all over the country…
LOGO's 2020 LGBTQ State of the Union with Billy Porter
Ahead of the 2020 State of the Union Address by then-President Trump, Logo aimed to offer an altern…
finalist
Make a Plan to Vote
Protect Our Winters (POW) tasked us with mobilizing outdoor enthusiasts to cast a ballot for climat…
More than a Vote
Tap Black content creators across 8 swing states in U.S markets to help galvanize the Black communi…
Riding with Sunshine
This happened to me in real life, and I've seen the stuff in the news about racism and always knew …
finalist
The Crystal Gems Say Be Anti-Racist
The past years have witnessed steadily increasing hostility, trolling/bullying, anti-Black violence…
finalist
The Fight for Fair
Since the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has …
The Formerly Incarcerated Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform
Second chances are not easy to come by; especially for the 70 million people who have had to intera…
Transhood TRANSlation
Celebrate the release of the HBO Original Documentary Transhood with an activation that highlights …
finalist
gold honor
Unlock Water For All
When COVID-19 hit, Americans were overwhelmed by how best to prevent the spread of the virus, yet o…
Why mispronouncing a name can undermine a student’s identity – and how to help
How does the way a teacher pronounces a student's name impact their education – and why does it mat…
gOD-Talk 2.0: Digital #BlackFaith
Since 2018, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (…
redfish
Over the last year redfish emerged as one of the nr. 1 social media sources that exposes injustices…