5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries are now closed. Finalists will be announced in mid-October!

Best use of Animations

This award honors the most creative and effective use of animations in a social good campaign, initiative or project.

See previous winners and honorees here.
Akima's Iñupiaq Shareholders
Akima, an enterprise that supports more than 14,700 Iñupiat shareholders and 40+ operating companies, wanted to create a visual journey that explores the values and history that define the native inhabitants of the NANA region in northwest Alaska. The goal of the animated video was to clearly explain the interwoven relationship between the Iñupiat sharehold…
Despite millions of people around the world suffering from mental health disorders there lingers outdated stigma, fear, and silence surrounding it. This is a huge barrier to effective treatment, allowing people to build better lives. Awareness has never been more vital than now, particularly with COVID-19 and the worldwide feeling of unease that’s created a…
Teaching is Powerful
Every day in this country, teachers, principals, and other school officials punish thousands of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous children more often and more harshly than white children, thereby denying them access to educational opportunities. According to Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Director of TeachingWorks and former dean of the University of Michigan School …
War: Kids' Drawings in VR animation
The Siege of Leningrad is known as the longest siege in human history. Lasting for almost 900 days it took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who had to survive in horrendous conditions - freezing in winter, struggling with water during summer, dying of hunger. Those years were an extremely challenging time for children who lived in the city. Some…

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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!