11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Diversity & Inclusion

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to include people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and to create a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of all members involved. Submissions may include CSR programs, promoting volunteerism, employee engagement, and learning and development initiatives, alongside campaigns promoting the aforementioned.

Finalists

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7-Second Resumes
Right now, 6 million young adults are not employed or in school. Meanwhile, there are 4 million job openings out there, with ⅔ of employers saying they have trouble finding new hires.Why is this happening? The hiring process is broken. Hiring managers only spend an average of seven seconds looking at a resume. That's a huge barrier to overcome, ...
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SEEN
Hollywood has a diversity problem. So many films are being made by underrepresented filmmakers. But they're not getting seen. We asked ourselves how can we help get eyes on those films? Help them find audiences, get bought and then distributed for people to see around the world? And by doing so, prove to the filmmaking community that there is an...
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Teachers Have Better Work Stories
About 1.7 million K-12 public school teaching jobs will open nationwide over the next 10 years, and education is projected to be 17% of all job openings in 2020. There is a tremendous opportunity and need to fill these positions with bright, ambitious, and diverse candidates — given African-Americans and Hispanics currently make up over 40 perce...
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The Disability Collection
People with disabilities make up about 20% of the population, but are featured in less than 2% of the images we see in the media. We set out to change that.Oath is a global media company that reaches over 1 billion diverse consumers around the world through brands such as Yahoo, AOL, Tumblr, HuffPost, Makers Women and TechCrunch. We are leaders ...
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Universal Love
Love is universal; shouldn't love songs be too?We created Universal Love, a music album that reimagined classic love songs by flipping the pronouns to be same-sex. With that simple twist, we could challenge conventional notions of love songs historically written from a heterosexual point of view. Partnering with world-class music artists across ...
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“Project Upgrade” Season 1
In America, less than 23% of all jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are staffed by women. Project Upgrade was created in hopes of shifting this staggering statistic by inspiring a new generation of young women to pursue a career in STEM by making it relatable, fun and aspirational. The show features You...

Nominees

2018 AMC Networks Black History Month PSA Campaign
For the fifth anniversary of its powerhouse and award-winning Black History Month PSA campaign, AMC Networks sought to create its largest Black History Month initiative to date. The overall campaign goal was to help reach and inform AMC Networks viewers about the importance of diversity and Black History Month. 2018 marked the fifth year in a row AMC Netw...
Get Lit "Speak"
Help Get Lit, a non-profit organization utilize its platform of helping young poets to further their message for global awareness surrounding social injustices beyond a single event for local audiences.
Ghetto Film School
Since 2014, 21CF has formed and grown a substantial philanthropic partnership with Ghetto Film School, a nonprofit organization that teaches filmmaking to young people from traditionally underserved neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles.Initially founded in 2000 in the South Bronx, Ghetto Film School gives teens the chance to express their creativity ...
Golf: The Jopwell PGA Collection, Vol. 1
As the leading career platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals, Jopwell's mission is twofold: make a substantial, measurable impact on increasing Black, Latinx, and Native American representation in the workforce by connecting its community to exciting career opportunities at top companies and to facilitate a national dia...
Great Place to Work Video Series
How did a 169 year old company transform itself into one of the most desirable places to work?For the 14th consecutive year, PwC has been named to Fortune's 2018 "100 Best Companies to Work For" list! PwC is proud of the journey we've taken toward improved flexibility, diversity and inclusion and work-life balance offerings in the fourteen years we've bee...
Hidden No More
In October 2017, 21st Century Fox partnered with the U.S. Department of State to launch the #HiddenNoMore initiative, which brought emerging female leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from 48 countries to the U.S. for three weeks of professional development. The program was inspired by the overwhelming international response to th...
Jillian
This is the empowering story of Jillian Mercado: a model's journey from being born with spastic muscular dystrophy all the way to gracing the pages of major fashion magazines. (Was she born with muscular dystrophy or did a doctor dislocate her spine?)Jillian is keen to fight the lack of representation of people with disabilities in the fashion industry an...
MTV Decoded
America is at a boiling point with racial tension, so of course we're going to have a digital show that dishes it all out for everyone. MTV Decoded is everywhere - Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, - and we're getting to the bottom of this racial hotbed we call America. Our fearless host, Franchesca Ramsey, brings her comedic, conversational, and brilliant per...
Make Some Room - Unconscious Bias Workshop
More diverse teams outperform and out-innovate less diverse teams. Specifically, unconscious bias within the workplace is robbing our industry of talent and energy. Companies are investing heavily in trainings due to this massive unchecked cost. However, growing evidence shows that traditional trainings are often ineffective and can even be counter-produc...
Nominate a Radical Women
In celebration of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, which features 123 Latina and Latin American women artists who forged new paths in the art world, we organized a social media campaign to highlight radical women across our communities. The campaign's goal was to open the exhibition to those not represented in the exhibition, proving that you...
NowThis x Toyota x IPC
NowThis Sports partnered with Toyota and the International Paralympic Committee ("IPC") on a 10-part video series telling the incredible stories of six game-changing Paralympic athletes and the nuances of their sport. NowThis Sports is a property of NowThis; it promotes an editorial mission of taking viewers beyond the highlights and scores of competition...
Reinvent Mindsets by HP
HP Inc. is proud of its strong diversity legacy. From hiring some of the first female engineers to launching the first LGBTQ resource group in Silicon Valley, HP is a company of action and continues to reinvent its efforts in diversity and inclusion (D&I). Having a meaningful impact on the planet, its people and its communities is not just a moral imperat...
She Will Be-Codella
Codella is a Miami based NGO that focus it's efforts in teaching coding to Hispanic girls from low income families around the Miami area. By doing that, they don't only provide an important tool to develop these girls future, but also a safe environment for these girls. The objective of this campaign was to create awareness of what Codella is doing for Hi...
SheIS x USTA Embrace All
In 1973, the US Open became the first of the Grand Slams to offer women equal prize money with their male counterparts, the only one of the four majors to do so in the 20th century.Continuing its commitment to gender equality, the US Open has now asked some of the biggest names in women's tennis to come together in support of "SheIS," a new initiative whi...
True Comes in All Colors: The Atlanta Hawks' Diversity & Inclusion Campaign
We believe that True Comes in ALL Colors. The diversity of Atlanta's citizens is the lifeblood that makes our city great. We are committed to creating an environment of diversity & inclusion at work and at play. True Comes in All Colors serves as the umbrella for spotlighting cultural contributions across race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, sensor...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City