13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications. The regular deadline is on February 4th, 2020.

From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Immigration & Refugees

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that is fighting for social and economic justice for immigrants and refugees. This can include programs and organizations that offer tools for protection, survival, recovery, transition, education, legal services, and more.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Children are still being held in chain-link cages at the US-Mexico border, separated from their parents, denied their medications, and locked up in freezing temperatures. At the time of the #NoKidsInCages activation, six children had already died while in U.S. custody. On June 12, RAICES, the nonprofit organization at the frontlines of fighting fo…
Dear Refugees
For World Refugee Day 2019, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) partnered with Big Spaceship to produce a multi-platform campaign designed to inspire the global public to renew their commitment to supporting — and welcoming — refugees.  With the number of refugees continuing to rise, and with more countries closing borders and refusing to …
Refugees: Displaced, not discouraged
Our Better World (OBW) is a digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation that tells stories across Asia to inspire people online to take action and create a positive impact in the world. There is an unprecedented 70.8 million people displaced worldwide. Every day, conflict and persecution force 37,000 people to flee…
Settle In
CORE (the technical assistance project of the International Rescue Committee that serves all overseas Resettlement Support Centers and United States Resettlement Agencies processing refugees being resettled through the United States Refugee Admissions Program) came to ISL looking for a digital solution that would bridge the gap between pre-departu…
“I Left My Country Because They Wanted to Kill Me”:HRC, RAICES Expose Plight of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers
The Trump-Pence administration’s cruel immigration policies are harming LGBTQ and other asylum seekers who are fleeing violence in Central America by leaving them stranded on the southern border. According to a U.N. study, 90% of LGBTQ asylum seekers from Central America have faced sexual and gender-based violence in the countries they’re fleeing.…


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, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

the Regular entry deadline is on February 4th, 2021.