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 Sports

This award honors the efforts of sports teams, athletes, leagues, networks and services to make the world a better place. Initiatives may include raising awareness or funds for a cause, launching social good marketing campaigns, or promoting volunteer programs both internally and externally.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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#SpreadRespect: Inclusion of LGBT Student-Athletes in College Sports
The overall objective of the America East Conferences' Spread Respect campaign is to create an inclusive, respectful arena for all student-athletes, coaches, and fans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, while also creating an awareness of America East's partners, the You Can Play Project and LGBT SportsSafe. That respect ...
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Hockey’s Declaration of Principles
94% of kids playing high school sports will never play at the collegiate level. Of those that do, only 1-2% will make it to the pros. Yet, many parents and coaches continue to push kids with unrealistic expectations. For kids, this has taken the fun out of youth sports. As a result, youth sports are facing a decline in participation across the b...
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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 init...
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Touchdowns Against Cancer
Each September thousands of high school football teams, featuring over one-million student athletes, kick-off their season. Sadly, some of these teams, are missing teammates due to the ravages of pediatric cancer.MaxPreps, the nation most popular dedicated high sports media property utilized its reach and influence in high school sports to encou...
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US Open Art Courts x Chase
5 cities. 5 artists. 5 NJTLs. 50 years.From Arthur Ashe to Venus and Serena Williams, public courts have nurtured and built US Open champions. The USTA partnered with Chase and built upon its shared mission to strengthen communities through tennis by restoring public court facilities in Miami, Chicago, LA, Cincinnati, and NYC.The campaign was pr...
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Vote & Giveback: SEC Highlight of the Year Vote
State Farm partnered with CBS Sports with three core objectives:In 2017/18 Football season, State Farm shifted the focus of their messaging from just talking about the price of insurance, to demonstrating that State Farm understands & values the actual possessions that are being insured. The idea that possessions are worth more than just the mon...

Nominees

Everyday Women Warriors
Based in San Francisco, BAYCAT STUDIO produces high quality videos for international socially-conscious corporates, nonprofits and community leaders like National Park Service, United Way and Salesforce. We believe that changing the media industry will change the world, and we exist to build racial and economic equity through authentic and transformative ...
FOX Sports Supports
FOX Sports Supports is the charitable division of FOX Sports, dedicating to raising awareness of important social causes that matter to FOX Sports employees, stakeholders, and audiences. The program capitalizes on the massive audience of the FOX Sports family of brands to bring significant attention to leading nonprofit organizations working to make the w...
Giants of Africa in Uganda
Every summer, the Giants of Africa Foundation (giantsofafrica.org) travels to Africa to run basketball development camps for young athletes in different countries across the continent. Every year, the number of countries that we visit grows, as does the number of kids that we reach and inspire.In conjunction with these on-the-ground efforts, it was quite ...
OEL rides with HopeKids
Giving back to our local community is a core pillar for the Arizona Coyotes. Captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson shares in our belief and has a particular interest in supporting our youth via multiple causes. He has an affinity for horseback riding because it's something he used to do as a child with his mother. He wanted to share that joy with some children par...

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