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 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Social Justice

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

Campaign to End Social Media Surveillance of Activists
As the country is faced with how to address, recover from and prevent terrorist attacks, surveillan…
"My Motto: Veterans Edition"
"My Motto: Veterans Edition" was created in partnership with the national veteran campaign Got Your…
finalist
silver honor
#JegErDansk (#IAmDanish)
February 9th 2017; the (far right majority) Danish parliament released an eye opening official stat…
finalist
#MoreThanARefugee
65 million people have been displaced from their homes but the predominant media narrative presents…
#Revolution
Black Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook users call out cultural appropriation, celebrate moments of …
#SpreadRespect: Inclusion of LGBT Student-Athletes in College Sports
The overall objective of the America East Conferences' #SpreadRespect campaign is to create an incl…
#WeAccept
In November 2016, Airbnb publicly acknowledged widespread discrimination on its platform, and deman…
60 Second Docs: Time - The Kalief Browder Story
With "Time: The Kalief Browder Story" set to premiere on Spike, we knew we wanted the historic stor…
A Compassionate Welcome
There are more people displaced by conflict in this world than at any time since the Second World W…
America's Guilty Plea Problem
America's Guilty Plea Problem is one of the first, if not the the only, large-scale digital campaig…
Ask For A Raise
Women do just as much in the workplace, but still make less than men on average. Overall, women mak…
Beyond the Wall
Throughout the last Presidential election season, walls were recurring points of conversation, whet…
Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.Th…
BuzzFeed Queer Prom
Today, for queer-identifying high school seniors, prom can represent an incredibly repressive hurdl…
Celebrate your flavors
To celebrate Pride month and support the LGBTQ community.
Color Complex
Color Complex is a digital series that explores how people of color around the world struggle for v…
winner
Fearless Girl
On the eve of International Women's Day, we challenged the symbol of corporate America—Wall Street'…
GoldieBlox #BeLikeHer Campaign
Gender stereotypes can shape children's interests and career ambitions at a young age. A recent stu…
Google Change Is Made with Code
Code is one of the most powerful tools ever invented. And it has huge potential for shaping a bette…
MTV Decoded
America has reached a boiling point, so of course we're going to have a digital explainer series th…
Make Your Move
In conservative African and Southeast Asian countries where kisses are censored on TV, it's incredi…
winner
Mobile Stü: Black With Blue
In a year marked by racially charged violence and a divisive Presidential campaign, we determined t…
More Color More Pride
We're all familiar with the iconic rainbow flag. It symbolizes community and a sense of belongin…
Nando's PERi-PERi: Everyone Is Welcome
Donald Trump's presidential election made many in Washington, D.C. feel their values were under att…
Nina Ansary
Inspired by her home country and scholarly journey, Nina Ansary set out to shatter the stereotypica…
Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform
Oklahoma has the second highest incarceration rate in the country, and the highest rate for women. …
Peace & _______
Peace & _____ is a 3-part docu digital series that celebrates refugees as they connect with their n…
SMIRNOFF No. 21 "Love Wins" Campaign
SMIRNOFF has supported the LGBTQ community for several decades. In 2017, we were tasked to continue…
finalist
silver honor
School for Justice
India has the most underage girls in prostitution in the world with an estimated 1.2 million childr…
Teen Vogue's "Ask A Girl" Series
As part of Teen Vogue's innovative new brand direction that aims to amplify unheard voices, our "As…
The Love Cam
Most Americans agree that people should be treated respectfully and fairly. Yet many people in the …
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous // Transgender Visibility Day Campaign
In support of the YouTube Red original film, This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, YouTube and ATTN: b…
Tobacco as a Social Injustice: How truth Empowered Teens to Speak Out Against Industry Profiling
Engaging teens in a conversation about tobacco isn't easy. Somewhere between scare tactics and publ…
Twitter, #SheInspiresMe
Inclusion and diversity are fundamental tenets of how Twitter acts as a company. One important comp…
Tyler Oakley Presents Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience
Tyler's goal with the Chosen Family series was to educate and bring light to the current conversati…
Unequal
America was founded to be the land of liberty and opportunity. But due to a deep history of racism …
finalist
gold honor
Upworthy + Comfort Cases
Upworthy's audience consistently engages with feel-good parenting stories, especially when they exp…
Upworthy + Verizon - StreetChange
Verizon approached Upworthy to help create and launch a branded-content video to show how mobile te…
We Are America
Love Has No Labels was created with the mission to combat bias with love. Our campaigns aredesigned…
Wired Women
Even in 2017, science, technology, engineering and math continue to be dominated by men. While reco…
“What if” we looked at social justice differently?
ATTN: is an issues-driven media company. Every day ATTN: produces videos, articles, and commentary …