THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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

From the 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Civic Engagement

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that encourages the public to engage in any aspect of the political process.

Nominees

#ShootATweet
How do we make the daily toll of gun violence something Congress can't ignore?The media does a grea…
winner
ACT/ART: Criminal Justice Reform
Criminal justice reform is a cause firmly supported by The White House and a passion point for ACT/…
finalist
Ad Council PSA Campaign: Job Training and Employment
The purpose of the campaign was to help Americans view donated items as more than just used objects…
BuzzFeed Mental Health Week
We launched Mental Health Week at BuzzFeed because media can play a huge role — for good or for ill…
finalist
EIGHTEEN
For many, the right to vote and partake in government is seen as a human right. No matter where you…
FreeTrumpScore.com
Donald Trump's outrageous comments about Latinos, Muslims, and other Americans have received prime …
finalist
George Takei founds "One Pulse for America"
A Crisis Demanding ActionResponding to the horrific mass shooting at an LGBTQ club on June 12, 2016…
Partners in Preservation: National Parks
Partners in Preservation, a ten-year-old community-based initiative created by American Express and…
Play More B'More: Putting Kids First in Baltimore
The 2015 Baltimore unrest highlighted the need to address disparities in opportunities for young pe…
Politics 101
With smart commentary and concise facts, Politics 101 is the political science class you wish you'd…
Redesigning Boston.gov: Making Government Human, Welcoming, and Useful
In August 2015, the City of Boston set out to reimagine the city's digital front door — Boston.gov …
finalist
Special Olympics with Dustin Plunkett
Bank of America believes that when people with intellectual disabilities are given the chance, they…
Take Down Gun Violence
On average, there are more than one mass shooting a day in the United States. With arguments raging…
finalist
The Future of Hate — Stop HB757
In February 2016, Georgia legislators passed HB 757, a bill that legalized discrimination against t…
The Movement for Open Primaries
Open Primaries is a movement of diverse Americans who believe in a simple, yet radical idea: no Ame…
Turn Up To Vote with BuzzFeed + TurboVote
We launched Turn Up To Vote as an attempt to convince our audience that they should get involved in…
Wear Orange Bilingual TV & Digital Campaign
To Raise Awareness about Gun Violence Prevention during National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June…
Your America
Univision and Ready Set Rocket sought to create an informative, non-partisan, and issue-based elect…