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 Immigration & Refugees

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that is fighting for social and economic justice for immigrants and refugees. This can include programs and organizations that offer tools for protection, survival, recovery, transition, education, legal services, and more.

Finalists

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#CAisMyHome
Our objective: Pressure 5 GOP representative in California to do the right thing on DACA by passing a clean DREAM Act. ART NOT WAR ran a 3 month campaign for the ACLU in Southern CA aimed at raising awareness and pressure on 5 GOP reps that were wrong on DACA, with an end goal of getting CA residents and influencers to tweet and call the 5 GOP...
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#DearCanada
Walls. Borders. National security.These are words that now swirl around the topic of immigration across the Western world. Immigration is swaddled in such controversy that it has the power to move the political needle to win elections. To determine policy. To define a nation.Canada has not been spared (nor has it shied away) from confronting its...
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Something Like Home: A Duolingo Documentary
Something Like Home is a Duolingo documentary about the impact of language and education on the lives of refugees in Turkey and Jordan. Over the years, thousands of people have written to Duolingo with stories of learning a new language in order to find a sense of identity, of safety, of home. So we traveled to meet them. In doing so, we uncover...
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The Migration Continues
In the last two years, with constant threats coming from Washington, D.C., we have witnessed a rise in inhumane anti-immigrant policies, such as the Muslim ban, the repeal of DACA and TPS, and, most recently, the cruel separation of migrant families at the U.S. border. Who we are as a nation has come into question. In response to this great chal...
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We are the Dream
About 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school each year and only 5-10% of these undocumented students continue their higher education. Data suggests that to succeed, undocumented young people need factual information about how they can access and finance a college education as well as connection to a broader community. The problem...

Nominees

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 Early Entry Deadline is November 29, 2018