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 Public Health

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to promote and protect the health of people and the communities they live, learn, work, and play in.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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#22Victories
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 past the ...
#VaccinesWork — UNICEF
Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – has increasingly become a global pandemic. In fact, the World Health Organization has ranked vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 health threats in the world for 2019.   Clearly, vaccination is important, but rather than scare people into awareness, we wanted to...
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...
Super Health, Super You
Super Health, Super You is an educational program designed to initiate healthy lifestyle conversations in upper elementary classrooms and school communities across the country, focusing especially on high-need areas. This program aims to address the rise in chronic health conditions such as diabetes and obesity by helping students make healthier choices. ...
Verywell Healthy Conversations Coach
Every reader identifies with experiencing challenges during difficult conversations with friends and loved ones. Healthy Conversations provides a new and innovative approach to help readers find thoughtful words when talking about sensitive health issues. With the recent resurfacing of measles, the team at Verywell saw an opportunity to promote educati...
When Neurodiversity Works
Companies today are looking to get increasingly complicated applications to market faster, with fewer defects and at a lower cost. This requires fresh approaches and solutions to these ever-evolving challenges. To answer this need, IBM’s IGNITE Application Testing offering launched a program in 2017 to bring more neurodiversity into the workplace to bring...

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.