3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

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.


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...
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...
HRC’s Fight to Protect LGBTQ Immigrants
Every year, countless LGBTQ immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers brave dangerous -- and often perilous -- conditions to flee violence or political persecution and seek a better life for their loved ones. Instead of embracing them, Donald Trump has repeatedly scorned and attacked them.Instead of treating these people with the respect, dignity...
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...
The Migration Continues
Under the new White House administration, we have witnessed a rise in anti-immigrant and inhumane 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. In response to this great challenge and threat to who we are as a nation, we wanted to motivate young peopl...
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...


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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

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