4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries are now closed. Stay tuned for the finalist announcements in mid-October.

Best use of Instagram

This award honors brands, organizations or institutions that use Instagram to effectively promote a social good program, project, initiative, or goal. Submissions may focus on overall brand presence on Instagram, campaign-specific pages, and use of Instagram features such as Instagram Live or Stories.

See previous winners and honorees here.


The cultural expectations around breastfeeding puts a lot of pressure on new moms: public health groups and health care providers emphasize that "breast is best" for mom and baby, while Instagram and mommy bloggers make the process seem natural, beautiful, and effortless. But while many moms make the choice to breastfeed, 1 in 4 don't make it...
Boston University: Building Community on Instagram
Boston University (BU) is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt and lead in an interconnected world. BU’s social media channels reflect and promote this identity, mission and spirit. BU’s social media program must embody BU’s vo...
Fish Unknown
Relais & Châteaux, as an association of 580 of the world’s top restaurants and hotels, has been supporting and lobbying for sustainable seafood for ten years now. The objective of previous years’ campaigns as well as this year’s has always been to promote ethically sourced fish, mollusks and crustaceans while protecting marine biodiversity. Our ...
Fortify Rights/Doha Debates Rohingya Instagram Fellows
In the world’s largest refugee camp, Doha Debates and human rights organization Fortify Rights are training young Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh—survivors of genocide in Myanmar—on the basics of photography. We equipped three "media fellows" with mobile phones and they are now documenting their lives inside Cox's Bazar refugee camps for an enti...
Shake Shack Pride 2019 Campaign
At Shake Shack, we’re committed to providing equal opportunities for success, removing obstacles and fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion and empowerment to ensure that our company continues to be a great place to work. The goal for our 2019 Pride campaign was to celebrate and show our support for the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as our te...
Why Eating This Fish Could Save Coral Reefs
Our AJ+ show “In Real Life” looks at the intersection of food with society, politics and the environment. So when we learned about efforts to fight back against a delicious undersea predator obliterating coral reef ecosystems off the U.S. coast, we knew we had to give it our attention. That predator is the lionfish, an invasive species that i...


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, and the rest of the social web.

THE SHORTY SOCIAL GOOD AWARDS winners will be announced at the ceremony On NOVEMBER 14TH.