5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

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 Uighur Musl…
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 discrimination. Given r…
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 an online h…
The Cave
National Geographic aimed to use THE CAVE, an evocative, bird’s-eye view of women’s lives in a hellish warzone and an unflinching look at the Syrian war, to champion its protagonist, Dr. Amani, and ensure recognition for her heroism; increase global awareness about the truth of the Syrian conflict; activate key individuals and organizations poised and able …

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!