Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.

From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Education

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that addresses education inside and outside of the classroom. Educational institutions, programs and services are eligible for this award. Objectives may include educational equity, engaging current students and parents and thought leadership.

See previous winners and honorees here.


#RaisingTexasTeachers: For My Parents, They Came with Nothing and Gave Me Everything
Teachers are the single most important in-school factor for student success. Texas is on the precipice of a teacher shortage as its student body of 5.4 million diverse learners continues to grow. New teachers are often ill-prepared for the classroom, and others suffer from a lack of inspiration and don’t feel respected for their work. The Charles …
#Romanovs100 AR Family Photo Album
The Romanovs can arguably be called the world's first photo-bloggers. In the early 20th century they documented every meaningful event in their lives. #Romanovs100 is an image-first digital storytelling project built on the analysis of thousands of photos shot by Russia’s last Royal family, executed by the Bolsheviks 100 years ago. To make history…
Generation Lockdown
In 95% of public schools in the United States, lockdown drills are as common as math and science. Students learn terrifying lessons like how to barricade doors with tables and how to balance on toilet seats so that gunmen can’t see their feet. March For Our Lives — the student-led organization that emerged in the tragic wake of the shooting in Par…
JFK Moonshot
  2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the greatest technological feat of the 20th century—the Apollo 11 Mission. But before mankind took this giant leap, one man inspired a generation to make the jump.  In 1962, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy gave his now famous “Moonshot” speech at Rice University in which he outlined his audacious plans…
Love Calls Back
Coming out to family and friends is one of the most nerve-wracking moments in the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Many LGBTQ+ youth feel safer calling. Although some of these calls go well, many people are met with rejection and it can be the last time they every speak to family.   4 out of 10 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are reject…


Helpo is a NPO operating in developing countries such as Mozambique. Its mission is to foster development through education in countries where each additional school year makes a real difference in their future. Our brief was to create sustainable awareness for Helpo, making it a top of mind organization.
Generation Beyond
Generation Beyond is a first-of-its-kind, national education program designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers through the lens of space exploration and aviation. Travel behind the scenes of Lockheed Martin with virtual field trips designed to meet teams doing cutting edge work. Learn abo…
Grow with Google
The nature of work is fundamentally changing. This, in turn, is shifting the link between education, training, and opportunity. The Economist found that less than half of 18- to 25-year-olds believe their education gives them the skills they need to enter today’s workforce, and one-third of jobs in 2020 will require skills that aren’t common today. At Go…
MELT U is a nationally known, award winning internship, designed to help shape the future marketers of the world. MELT CEO, Vince Thompson, graduated from Auburn University in 1984, with a degree in Communications. He was a Student Assistant in the Sports Information Department and a Sports Editor for The Auburn Plainsman, and credits much of his success to…
Upworthy Presents: Sandy Hook
Upworthy believes in the power of a well-told story to change minds and change the world. Not only have we pioneered social-purpose media, but we have been able to use our ability to tell powerful, empathetic stories, combined with a data-driven approach, to build the largest concentrated audience of educated, affluent millennials who give a damn. We know t…