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 Television

This award honors the efforts of television shows, series and specials to make the world a better place. This includes shows streamed on sites including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

finalist
Kitten Bowl V
Introduce W25-54 Kitten Bowl fans to the next installment of this special event and bring awareness to our corporate pet adoption initiative.Attract new viewers & animal/cat enthusiasts with social tactics that feature our signature over-the-top "cat/kitten" cuteness.
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My Last Days Season 2
MY LAST DAYS, an uplifting documentary series about life as told by courageous people living with a terminal illness, and thriving throughout the process. The objective of the show is to give a voice to individuals who are normally forgotten and judged for their illnesses and also to remind viewers around the world that life is precious and shou...
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ONE STRANGE ROCK Series Creates 14,000 New Plants
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the National Geographic docs-series ONE STRANGE ROCK is the extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena. Told through the unique perspective of astronauts, the series sought to inspire audiences to see our planet as interconnected,...
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The Dodo’s "Dodo Heroes" on Animal Planet
In late 2017, Animal Planet greenlit Dodo Heroes, a new TV series created by The Dodo -- the no. 1 animal brand on digital -- marking Group Nine's first expansion into linear TV and Discovery Inc.'s first TV relationship with a digital-first brand.Dodo Heroes is a linear and digital partnership between The Dodo and Animal Planet and features ins...
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The Naked Truth: Undocumented on Campus
Immigrant and undocumented youth are often brought to the United States at an early age and straddle the cultural border between their homeland and the U.S. They are not U.S. citizens, but they grew up here, went to school here, and identify with the culture. They face incredible economic and legal, social and emotional, and educational barriers...
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The Scully Effect: Celebrating The X-Files’ enduring character Dana Scully and the scientific phenom
FOX's "The X-Files" is one of the longest-running and most iconic series in network television history, from its initial nine-year run from 1993-2003 to the subsequent event series which reunited the cast in 2016 and 2018. The skeptical, analytical Dana Scully (played by Gillian Anderson) stood out in the media landscape of the time as one of th...

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, 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