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 Human Rights

This award honors a program, project or initiative that promotes and protects the rights and freedoms of all individuals and groups. Describe how the work exercises universal respect for the basic rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.

See previous winners and honorees here.


'I Was a F*cking Murderer for the State'
To give a platform to a drone whistleblower who became a collateral victim of the military industrial complex, and to amplify his voice for our audience just hours before he was arrested on charges he claims are false; To call attention to the dangers soldiers face when confronted with the moral imperative to speak out
Living in the Unknown
“Fiction movie writers wouldn’t be able to imagine and write about the suffering of the Uighur people.” For fear of being imprisoned, Habibullah escaped China and settled with his family in Turkey. As both a virtual reality (VR) documentary and longform interactive, Living in the Unknown explores the crisis unfolding in China through the eyes of U…
Proyecto Ser Humano (The Humanity Project) - CNN en Español
Proyecto Ser Humano (The Humanity Project) is an ongoing campaign that defines CNN en Español mission. Proyecto Ser Humano focus on modern-day discrimination and how society is working to solve this violation of human rights and how we can all combat the stereotypes and behaviors that lead to the indignities that are the hallmarks of discriminatio…
Talking About Race
Talking About Race is an online resource for educators, parents and caregivers and the general public designed to demystify and empower communities to discuss race and its role in our lives. With the understanding that talking about race, although hard, is necessary, the National Museum of African American History & Culture’s (NMAAHC), launch of a…


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