THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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

Special Project

Special Project NEW!

From the 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Education

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to address education inside and outside of the classroom. Educational institutions, programs and services are eligible for this award. Objectives may include educational equity, engaging current students and parents and thought leadership.

Finalists

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#SaidNoSchoolEver
Hefty is the only trash bag that supports Box Tops For Education, one of America's largest school e…
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#COMMONCORE —How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education
Hashtag Common Core Project (#Commoncore Project) is an ongoing research project that examines the …
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Beginning: A Pencils of Promise Virtual Reality Film
Ahead of Pencils of Promise's annual gala, the for-purpose education organization sought to create …
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Care Counts
simple thing: clean clothes.Kids who regularly miss school are 7 times more likely to drop out.Kids…
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Combating Book Deserts: JetBlue's Soar with Reading
Launched in 2011, JetBlue's Soar with Reading (SWR) program is designed to encourage kids' imaginat…
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Commodity Carnival/Risk Ranch
CME Group launched Commodity Carnival in partnership with the National 4-H Council with one main go…
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DonorsChoose.org’s #BestSchoolDay
Too many teachers–particularly those in high-poverty communities–lack the classroom resources th…
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Dressed in Code: A Little Black Dress for the Digital Age
Building something on the web with your own hands brings a rush of self-reliance and satisfaction. …
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Story for Chela
Kenya's future dreamers are under threat of disappearance as the literacy levels of children deteri…
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The #62MillionGirls Yearbook
In March 2015, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let Girls Learn initiative …

Nominees

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#SaidNoSchoolEver
Hefty is the only trash bag that supports Box Tops For Education, one of America's largest school e…
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#COMMONCORE —How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education
Hashtag Common Core Project (#Commoncore Project) is an ongoing research project that examines the …
Achieving Tomorrow Social Campaign
Previously, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's social media accounts were treated as a space…
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Beginning: A Pencils of Promise Virtual Reality Film
Ahead of Pencils of Promise's annual gala, the for-purpose education organization sought to create …
finalist
Care Counts
simple thing: clean clothes.Kids who regularly miss school are 7 times more likely to drop out.Kids…
Chegg Foundation #GiveBackAndGo
#GiveBackAndGo is a competitive service learning internship opened to students nation-wide, designe…
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Combating Book Deserts: JetBlue's Soar with Reading
Launched in 2011, JetBlue's Soar with Reading (SWR) program is designed to encourage kids' imaginat…
finalist
Commodity Carnival/Risk Ranch
CME Group launched Commodity Carnival in partnership with the National 4-H Council with one main go…
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DonorsChoose.org’s #BestSchoolDay
Too many teachers–particularly those in high-poverty communities–lack the classroom resources th…
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Dressed in Code: A Little Black Dress for the Digital Age
Building something on the web with your own hands brings a rush of self-reliance and satisfaction. …
Engaging STEM-azing Minds Through ExploraVision
In the early 1990's, Toshiba posed a challenging question to its senior leadership: "How can we mak…
Every Child a Super Reader
Why are so many kids in this country striving readers and not thriving readers? How can we get kids…
Inspiring Curiosity with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s #SparkAMind Campaign
Can a global learning company inspire the world? At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we believe so. We ar…
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MTV Pants Off
MTV Pants Off is a Snapchat-first show about sex and relationships hosted by sex ed YouTuber, Laci …
Microsoft Pencils of Promise
#UpgradeYourWorld is a new year-long initiative to celebrate those who inspire and empower others, …
NOVA PBS Facebook
In 2012, NOVA's Facebook page was, for the most part, treated as a vehicle for driving tune-in to N…
On the Farm STEM Experience
Through this program, funded by the Beef Checkoff Program, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for …
Project Literacy
Project Literacy is a global movement convened by Pearson to make significant and sustainable advan…
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Story for Chela
Kenya's future dreamers are under threat of disappearance as the literacy levels of children deteri…
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The #62MillionGirls Yearbook
In March 2015, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let Girls Learn initiative …
The Course Hero Knowledge Drive
The Course Hero Knowledge Drive has a simple yet powerful mission: to build a brighter academic fut…
The Verizon Foundation
We believe that all kids deserve a chance to create a brighter future for themselves. But kids can …
Toe to Toe
To encourage school children in the UK to donate their outgrown but not outworn [school] shoes at t…