5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

Best use of Music & Dance

This award honors the most creative and effective use of music and dance to support a social good goal, cause or objective. Music videos, songs, advertisements, festivals, live performances are all eligible.

See previous winners and honorees here.
Brainwashed By Toons
The goal of BRAINWASHED BY TOONS was to educate and inform viewers about how racial bias and sexism have been normalized by cartoons and illustrations. Through the selfless work of many talent people, including Jason Alexander, Wayne Brady and Lea Thompson, we feel we have achieved these goals.  
Keep Learning and Stay Safe Under COVID-19 Through K-Pop
1.5 billion students and youth across the planet have been affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to urge the world to unite in support of these 1.5 billion learners, Millenasia partnered with non-profit organization Varkey Foundation, UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition and K-pop artists to create “Be The Futur…
Living Lyrics: An Experiential Art Installation
The objective of Living Lyrics was to give a taste of what it’s like to step inside song lyrics while fulfilling its philanthropic mission for Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, which benefits USMC Vets and at-risk youth via ocean therapy.  We couldn’t be prouder to help individuals coping with mental and physical illnesses by raising as much money as possib…
Music Moments
The Alzheimer’s Association wanted to leverage the universal love and connectivity of music to reach new audiences, drive awareness and concern for Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, and engage the public in conversation in order to advance the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. Storytelling is instrumental  in raising concern and awareness of Alzheimer’s, …
Seize the Awkward: “Whatever Gets You Talking”
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young adults, and nearly 20% of young Americans struggle with mental illness. Proactive support from friends has proven to be one of the most successful ways to help at-risk youth. Young adulthood is a critical time in a person’s life when they may experience stress from multiple life changes like leaving hig…

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!