5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

Best work for Immigration & Refugees

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that is fighting for social and economic justice for immigrants and refugees. This can include programs and organizations that offer tools for protection, survival, recovery, transition, education, legal services, and more.

See previous winners and honorees here.
Everyone Counts Campaign
In late 2019, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) faced a major challenge. Across the world, the intolerance of refugees was growing, and the refugee crisis had faded into the background. An increasing number of people were convinced that refugees coming to their country were not genuine, and many wanted to close their borders. In response to thi…
Fortify Rights/Doha Debates Rohingya Instagram Fellows
In the world’s largest refugee camp, Doha Debates and human rights organization Fortify Rights are training young Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh—survivors of genocide in Myanmar—on the basics of photography. We equipped three "media fellows" with mobile phones and they are now documenting their lives inside Cox's Bazar refugee camps for an entire year on I…
In The Know Next Gen: Sara Mora
The objective of this series was to highlight Millennial and Gen Z changemakers who are making amazing strides in their chosen fields. 
Refugee Mali Digius' hidden diamonds turn into the American Dream
American+Will exists to highlight American entrepreneurism and the diversity in America's small business community. Mali Digius is a shining example of the American Dream. She was forced to leave her home in Iran, and left all her possessions behind except a few diamonds she smuggled in a tube of tooth paste. Fast forward to today, and she is a successful s…

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!