4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is on August 28th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

Best in LGBTQ+

This award honors a program, project, or initiative fighting discrimination of persons based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and advocating for equal rights and acceptance.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Are You the One? Come One, Come All
MTV’s Are You The One? Come One, Come All is the first reality dating competition show in the U.S. whose entire cast is sexually fluid. The objective of our digital marketing campaign was to not only promote the show as we do every other season, but to use this new format as a way to educate current and potential fans about the LGBTQ+ community. We wanted...
Fearless with Ashley Graham
As an extension of the ELLEN brand, Ellen Digital Network (EDN) continuously strives to tell stories that are funny, kind, and most importantly, authentic. “Fearless,” starring body activist, entrepreneur, and supermodel Ashley Graham, is an opportunity for EDN to partner with a game changer in the body-positive movement and help empower people to be t...
Forward for 50 — Los Angeles LGBT Center
In 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will be the first LGBT organization in the world to celebrate its 50th anniversary. To commemorate this momentous occasion, we created a poster campaign featuring a special logo that celebrates the relentless efforts of the community in the fight for equality by using images from multiple protest signs to create a sing...
Roo High School, where no [sex ed] question is off-limits
In the US only 24 states mandate sex education. And only 13 of those states require it to be “medically accurate.” With sex ed funding decreasing and online misinformation increasing, teens have a massive knowledge gap in sex ed.  To solve this problem, Planned Parenthood created a judgement-free sex ed chat bot called Roo to answer all those awkward q...
RuPaul's #DragRacePride
The riots at The Stonewall Inn in New York City 50 years ago marked an act of rebellion by members of the LGBTQ community. That history, until recently, has diminished the leadership of trans, non-binary and drag queens in Stonewall's legacy. We wanted to elevate the Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and solidify the monumental importance of the show in Quee...

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 regular deadline is on august 28, 2019.