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 Virtual Reality

This award honors the most creative and effective use of virtual reality in a social good campaign, initiative or project.


"My Africa"
Through virtual reality, Conservation International is able to bring people face-to-face with the communities on the front lines of conservation. Until now, the best way to inspire people to engage and invest in our work was to take them to our field sites to experience our work firsthand. Because that's costly and complex, our reach had been li...
Authentically Us: Voices From the Transgender Community
Authentically Us: Voices From The Transgender Community is an award-winning virtual reality series showcasing three transgender people; a U.S. Air Force veteran, a Native American historian, and a rural African-American mechanic. Their stories assert that transgender people should be free live and work anywhere, and that the transgender populati...
Diageo’s “Decisions: Party’s Over” Virtual Reality Experience
To reinforce Diageo's industry-leading position and commitment alcohol in society – both through social responsibility and responsible drinking – the brand launched "Decisions: Party's Over" with the goal of starting a conversation around the dangers of binge drinking.Binge drinking continues to be problematic among consumers of alcohol and is a...
The Astronaut Reality Helmet
This past spring National Geographic premiered One Strange Rock, an event series from Darren Aronofsky and Nutopia. The show tells the story of Earth, told from the only people who have ever left it: astronauts.But only 536 brave souls have actually been to space. It requires years of training and education, millions of dollars and state-of-the-...


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