5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

Best in Live Events

This award honors the best execution of an event or activation organized to make the world a better place. Examples include concerts, conferences, marches, rallies and meetups.

See previous winners and honorees here.
"Together at Home" Instagram Concert Series
Global Citizen’s sole focus is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. But in 2020, with the growing spread of COVID-19, Global Citizen immediately realized that this virus would have a massive impact on the ability to reach that goal. Estimates have stated that the economic impact of COVID-19 could force an additional 71 million people into extreme poverty, …
CNN Heroes
Since 2007, CNN Heroes has honored hundreds of everyday people who are making the world a better place. We shine a light on folks who, too often, work hard and work selflessly in obscurity. CNN is the #1 name in news, and CNN Heroes exposes these inspiring individuals and their nonprofits to a global audience. CNN Heroes actively works with honorees to rais…
Dear Class of 2020
Dear Class of 2020 was developed by the YouTube Originals’ Learning and Impact team in April of 2020, shortly after the threat of Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders across the nation dramatically altered the scope of public life. We conceived of and produced the show as a virtual commencement to bring together inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube c…
Women Warriors: The Voices of Change Premiere at Lincoln Center
Since 2017, conductor Amy Andersson has drawn age-diverse audiences back to traditional concert halls through musical experiences that celebrate humanity and connect us to social issues. She founded Orchestra Moderne NYC and their debut concert, The Journey to America: From Repression to Freedom, which celebrated immigration, received critical acclaim. She …

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!