4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


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

Best in News and Media

This award recognizes the most effective use of digital and/or traditional media channels to disseminate news and information that will make the world a better place. Submissions for both coverage of specific news events and for overall performance will be accepted.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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#Romanovs100 AR Family Photo Album
The Romanovs can arguably be called the world's first photo-bloggers. In the early 20th century they documented every meaningful event in their lives. #Romanovs100 is an image-first digital storytelling project built on the analysis of thousands of photos shot by Russia’s last Royal family, executed by the Bolsheviks 100 years ago. To make histo...
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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...
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CNN's Impact Your World
“What can I do to help?”  That’s a question many news consumers ask themselves when reading about a tragedy or crisis. CNN’s “Impact Your World" answers that question and also inspires our audience to act on their altruistic impulses. 
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Goalcast
Goalcast is the world’s largest, leading source of authentic storytelling. We aim to empower individuals to take ownership and action in their lives.  Our mission is to change the world. We believe that change starts from within, so every day we rise to the challenge of inspiring tens of millions of people to live life with purpose.   Thro...
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In the Know: Conservation
In the Know: Conservation aims to share, celebrate, and raise awareness for environmental issues and efforts across the world. Using eye-catching social videos, the page distributes important news and heartwarming stories about the environment in digestible forms that are easy to share, comment on, and continue to think about long after the vide...
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NowThis -- the no. 1 news brand on mobile
NowThis is the no. 1 most-viewed global news brand cross-platform on mobile and the no. 1 most-engaged news brand globally [Source: Tubular Labs]. NowThis reports news for young people by young people, connecting on the platforms where they spend their time with highly-shareable, mobile-first videos. NowThis pioneered text-on-screen social video...

Nominees

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.