5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

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.
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-thru operati…
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 events, inc…
Empowering the African American community in #Election2020
Black Futures Lab was created by Alicia Garza, one of the founding members of the international Black Lives Matter movement. Black Futures Lab works to transform communities, building Black political power and changing the way that power operates—locally, statewide and nationally. Using Phone2Action, BFL promoted its #BlackAgenda2020 campaign, which focused…
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 game-based l…
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 has worked f…
Our Power
March For Our Lives is a national youth-led movement to end gun violence in America.  The primary focus of the Our Power Campaign is to increase voter participation among young voters by mobilizing them around issues they care about, including gun violence. In this election, Gen Z voters are projected to comprise one-in-ten eligible voters and most will …
Presidential town hall
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 media. We …
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; resulting in disa…

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!