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 Nonprofit Organization

This award honors efforts of nonprofit organizations to make the world a better place.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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A Day With The Play That Goes Wrong
We discovered that too many seats were being left empty at many arts & culture institutions each year (2 million seats go unsold on Broadway alone). With underutilized programming and reduced arts funding in schools, we realized there was something we could do to connect both worlds – by empowering organizations to take advantage of their untapped invento...
Elevating the Social Service Sector & Building a Tribe of Change Makers
Providing Hope & Health in East Africa
Partners for Care, a compassion-driven, nonprofit organization, exists to serve, equip, empower and encourage the Kenyan staff and partnering organizations we work with in East Africa to achieve the goal of eliminating needless suffering and death caused by preventable diseases – including malaria, HIV/AIDS, waterborne illnesses and malnutrition. Partners...
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...
The Wage Gap: A Scary Truth
On average in the US, women earn about 80 cents for every dollar men make and women of color make even less. And while the public is increasingly aware of the wage gap between men and women, awareness alone hasn't moved the needle. To end wage inequality, The Women's Foundation works to do more than just inspire conversation. They're dedicated to creating...
Vote.org Gets Out the Vote
In 2018, Vote.org, the nation’s leading non-partisan, nonprofit organization increasing voter turnout, set out to run the farthest reaching Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign in the United States. The campaign specifically targeted low-propensity voters, including registered people of color, first-time voters from the 2016 election, and young voters. Vote.o...

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.