4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

Best in Live Events

This award honors the best execution of an event or activation organized to make the world a better place. Examples include concerts, conferences, marches, rallies and meetups.

See previous winners and honorees here.


A Day With The Play That Goes Wrong
What do you do with more than 2 million seats that go unsold on Broadway every year? Beginning in 2011, Situation Project began connecting high-performing New York City public schools in under-served areas with arts and cultural experiences. As a non-profit organization, we currently deliver at least two experiences to each participating stud...
CNN Heroes
Since 2007, CNN Heroes has honored hundreds of everyday people who are making the world a better place. We shine a light on folks who, too often, work hard and work selflessly in obscurity. CNN is the #1 name in news, and CNN Heroes exposes these inspiring individuals and their nonprofits to a global audience. CNN Heroes actively works with hono...
Comedy Central Puts Mental Health Center Stage at Clusterfest
Following extensive research with our audience as well as our employees, Comedy Central determined that the focus of our first social impact campaign would be changing the conversation on mental health. Mental illness affects everyone – whether personally or as a friend.  We all know someone who is, has or will face a mental health or substan...
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 pla...
We Dare To Bare: Breaking Barriers While Breaking a Sweat
What if we dared to overcome our body insecurities and instead bared our vulnerabilities, literally, in an effort to conquer them? This thought launched the Movemeant Foundation and our flagship fundraising event, We Dare To Bare, into fruition five years ago.   Following a personal battle with body image, Jenny Gaither created Movemeant w...


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.