THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

Special Project

Special Project NEW!

From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Civic Engagement

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that encourages the public to engage in any aspect of the political process.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

#ShouldWeVote
Comedy Central used the power of its brand to get out the vote for the 2018 midterm elections with …
#UntoldPride – Instagram World Pride Activation
With NYC welcoming over 3 million global visitors to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewal…
finalist
#WhyDoYouVote Voter Turnout Campaign
In 2018, more new voters than ever were eligible to vote in the November midterm elections. First t…
Creation is Prayer, Projection of Hopes & Optimism to Win Presidential Election
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 is a rematch between incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his l…
Dodge the Bullet
The Coalition for Gun Control was founded in the wake of the Montreal Massacre in 1989. It was form…
Flavors Hook Kids
We created an educational resource for parents: FlavorsHookKids.org for the California Tobacco Cont…
Free the Vote: Florida Voting Rights
The goal of the Free The Vote campaign was to build awareness around criminal justice issues that w…
winner
Generation Lockdown
In 95% of public schools in the United States, lockdown drills are as common as math and science. S…
Legalizing Marijuana is More than Just Good Economic Sense
Inequality Media’s vision is a United States where active participation by informed citizens restor…
finalist
MTV's +1 the Vote
In 2018, young people were leading the charge for social change – from speaking up against injustic…
finalist
Out for Blood
State of Origin was once Australia’s fiercest sporting rivalry—an interstate rugby league grudge ma…
finalist
Rising to the Occasion: How HRC Mobilized Equality Voters in 2018's Victorious Midterms
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest organization fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, t…
finalist
gold honor
Stop Traffick
Approximately 3,600 adolescent girls are sold for sex each year in Georgia.* This staggering statis…
Vota Conmigo
Although approximately 57.9 percent of U.S. citizen adult Latinos were registered to vote at the ti…
“Pledge to Vote” by #thankunextgen, HeadCount and Phone2Action
Headcount looked to increase turnout in elections by younger voters and mobilize younger voters who…