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 Youth & Family

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that advances the safety, health and well-being of children and their families. This can include protecting at-risk youth and providing the civil, legal, educational, and institutional support that they need to lead positive, productive lives.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Beverly's Birthdays: Icing on the Cake
Many kids have never had a birthday party of their own. Beverly’s Birthdays is a non-profit passionately committed to changing that fact. They throw birthday parties and spread cheer to those in need and drive awareness on the scope of the volume of families in need and child homelessness in the region. But to keep the party going, they needed help. That’...
Consumer Reports Investigation into Inclined Infant Sleepers
Pediatricians recommend that babies sleep flat on their backs without soft bedding or restraints. Yet there’s a whole category of products on the market that are popular with parents, even though they let infants sleep at an incline.   CR’s key objective was to expose research and data that found the Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play sleeper was tied to at ...
Have #TheTextTalk
The campaign was inspired by today's growing need to address the dangers of driving distracted. Recent studies have shown that 1 in 3 parents text and drive with their kids in the car. Honda knew that in order to promote safer driving, they had to approach it from a new angle. 
I Heart Sex Ed
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.  The...
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...

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.