13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Social Justice

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Indigenous women represent only 4% of the female population, yet represent 16% of all female homicides in Canada. The rate of homicide for Indigenous women in Canada is almost seven times higher than other women. Estimates place the number of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and LGBTQQIA individuals in Canada over …
Capturing Share of Heart- Ladki Haath Se Nikal Jaaeyegi
Background: In India only 1 in every 5 girls who enter 1st grade, completes 10th grade. 50% of girls drop out before secondary school. (Source: NanhiKali.org) Reuters stated that India was the most dangerous country for women in 2018. Female foeticide is still rampant in the country. In many parts, girls are denied basic nutrition. The Wo…
Kamp Grizzly - Oregon Justice Resource Center - Measure 11
This is a short animated PSA film in support of the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC) to help raise awareness about the need for reform of Measure 11, a law which allows for some Oregon Youth to be prosecuted and sentenced as adults, without potential for early release. The film was created specifically for use on OJRC’s social media channels.…
Let’s Talk About Turbans (Gasp!)
National Sikh Campaign, a Sikh American advocacy organization that was created in response to a shooting by a white supremacist in 2012 at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI, created the We Are Sikhs initiative to focus on helping the broader public understand the values and contributions of Sikh Americans.  Sikhism is the least understood major fa…
Speak Truth to Power
In August 2018, RFK Human Rights and Discovery Education launched Speak Truth to Power, a human rights education initiative that ignites the national dialogue about what it means to be a 21st century solution-seeker and human rights defender. This program inspires students and teachers to think globally and prepare them to help prevent human right…


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