4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The late entry deadline is on September 18th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

Best in STEM

This award honors the efforts of organizations within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to make the world a better place. Initiatives may include advocacy for increasing diversity in STEM fields, creating accessible educational opportunities for marginalized groups, offering specialized youth programs, policy and funding advocacy, and more.
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3M Young Scientist Lab & 3M Young Scientist Challenge
The mission of the 3M Young Scientist Lab is to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with science. For teachers, students and parents seeking a place to explore the world of scientific innovations, this interactive portal is filled with engaging activities and standards-aligned teaching tools, anchored by the award-w...
Inclusive Access to Tech Education
Many people feel they have been, or will soon be, left behind by the importance of technology in our economy. There’s also a growing concern about the impact technology will have on business and society. Automation will displace or completely replace large amounts of workers, but it will also create a higher demand for mid- and high-skill jobs, most of wh...
Love On
How does a technology company launch a charitable foundation to 50,000 global employees in a way that transcends culture and language and delivers as much pride as it does impact? With love.
National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR Inspires Students to Engage in STEM
Winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' SCIENCE FAIR has been hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends." The film follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of ...
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 late deadline is on september 18, 2019.