4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The late entry deadline is on September 18th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

Best in Government and Politics

This award recognizes efforts by a political party, politician, government advocacy group or city, state or country government to make the world a better place.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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HRC Mobilizes for House Passage of the Equality Act
Despite significant steps toward equality, most LGBTQ Americans still lack legal protections across the country. The patchwork nature of current laws leaves millions of people in a majority of states subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination that impacts their safety, their families and their day-to-day lives. Our nation’s civil rights laws p...
Kamp Grizzly - Oregon Justice Resource Center - Measure 11
This is a short animated PSA film in support of the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC) to help raise awareness about the need for reform of Measure 11, a law which allows for some Oregon Youth to be prosecuted and sentenced as adults, without potential for early release. The film was created specifically for use on OJRC’s social media channels.  The...
Karya adalah Doa (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 long-time rival former Army General Prabowo Subianto. Jokowi has made so many achievements during his time. However, his electability was attacked by pessimism, hatreds, and false accusations. Feuds between their supporters overflowed the media and in real li...
Rose Knick: Reluctant Supreme Court Hero
Rose Knick purchased land in Pennsylvania in 1970, and farmed that land for most of her life. In 2008, she got a knock on the door from the local government saying that there was a pile of rocks that they think may be a grave. So, they decided to make her land open to the public and required her to maintain it accordingly at her own expense. Public record...
The Pardon: Jason Spyres
Jason Spyres got arrested for selling cannabis in Illinois. He understood that he broke the law, but he never imagined he'd serve a 30-year sentence. The sentence was severe, and once he finally served his time he met a new challenge that came with the sentence: $68,000 in fines and ruined financial credit due to those unpaid fines. Our goal of telling...
Unbreaking America
Since 2012, RepresentUs—the nation’s largest right-left anti-corruption organization—has been working to unrig the broken political system that has placed power and influence into the hands of special interests instead of the people. Laws are no longer determined by civil discourse, evidence-based policymaking, or the will of the people. Instead, they’re ...

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The Shorty Social good awards late deadline is on september 18, 2019.