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 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Civic Engagement

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that encourages the public to engage in any aspect of the political process.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Executive Command by iCivics.org and Filament Games
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor founded iCivics in 2009 with one mission: to reimagine civic education through interactive and engaging learning game-based learning resources. Offering a suite of over 20 web and mobile civics learning games covering topics from the federal to local level, iCivics is the largest and most active ga…
Univision's Cuenta Conmigo
Univision's year-long, Cuenta Conmigo (Count on Me) campaign raised awareness about the importance of the 2020 Census, with the objective of motivating Latinos in the United States to complete their form, especially those that reside in hard-to-count communities. Latinos have been historically underrepresented in the Census for decades; resulti…
The System: Who Rigged It, and How We Fix It with Robert Reich
Inequality Media’s vision is a United States where active participation by informed citizens restores the balance of power in our democracy and creates an economy where gains are widely shared. Co-founded in 2014 by Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Inequality Media educates and engages the public about inequality through the use of digital …
As Restaurants Closed Due to COVID-19, Restaurant Workers Fought for Aid
Few sectors of the economy were harder hit by the COVID-19 crisis than America’s restaurants. A heavily-regulated industry, restaurants of all flavors were almost completely cut off from their customers. Overnight, an industry of more than one million locations and 15.6 million employees closed entirely or shifted to takeout, delivery and drive-th…
Consumer Reports #PutPeopleFirst Pandemic Campaign
Consumer Reports’s mission is to help consumers make informed choices and to protect consumers through research, media and advocacy. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Consumer Reports wanted to engage people on issues that mattered most during the crisis—their safety, health and finances. So they launched the #PutPeopleFirst campaign with weeks of e…
Nurses on the COVID19 Frontlines Took to Social Media and Demanded Protection
As Covid-19 became a national emergency, America’s nurses were the first to encounter challenges as they tackled the pandemic head on. As they worked long shifts caring for patients suffering from the virus, they quickly began to see a lack of protective gear available, putting them and their families at risk. The American Nurses Association ha…


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