5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

Best On a Shoestring Campaign

This award honors the most creative and effective social good campaign or initiative receiving little to no funds. Please make sure to include total budget as part of your entry.

See previous winners and honorees here.
Big Facts, Small Acts: Cover Our Community
TO ENCOURAGE OUR MOST VULNERABLE TO COVER UP AND WEAR MASKS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES. At the onset of the pandemic, it became clear that COVID-19 was disproportionately affecting Black and Latinx communities across the country, further emphasizing and exacerbating the racial inequalities within the United States. More exposure due to e…
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by UN Foundation
COVID-19 showed us that diseases don’t respect borders; that humanity is only as strong as our weakest; and that we all depend on each other. The pandemic spread exponentially, and rapidly overwhelmed health systems, taking a huge toll on lives and livelihoods. So, when the World Health Organization (WHO) came to us in late February 2020 for help, we knew w…
Climate Cardinals
Climate Cardinals is an international nonprofit working to translate climate change research and information, making the climate movement more accessible to those who don’t speak English. We aim to educate those who are unaware of climate change and provide them with information on how they can help combat the crisis. Climate Cardinals was first envisioned …
Dad to Dad: A Conversation with Richard Wolfgramm Jr & Richard Wolfgramm Sr
Si’I pe kae hā. We are a small island, we are still great. -Tongan proverb Unintentional injury is a leading cause of death for New Zealand children, but not all children are at equal risk. In New Zealand, unintentional injury hospitalisations of Pacific children are higher than any other ethnic group. Pacific peoples make up 8.1% of the New Zealand …
Harbor Transcript summer 2020 magazine special edition and campaign
Research facilities are key to combating COVID-19, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) pivoted from its usual cancer, genomics, neuroscience, quantitative biology, and plant research to doing ground-breaking coronavirus research. Our fans and funders needed to know about that and all the other innovative research we do every day. The Public Affairs dep…
Joke a Day for MDA
When Ethan LyBrand, an 11-year-old living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy was named the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 2020 National Ambassador in January, he was gearing up for a U.S. tour to educate the general population on living life with Duchenne and to help raise funds for the organization. Then the pandemic hit, and Ethan was grounded. America…
Saving the California Flower Farmers
When COVID-19 shut down most of the country mid-March, many industries were thrown into turmoil; but few were hit as hard as the American Flower Industry. Mere days from the beginning of their biggest season of the year (Easter, Graduation, Wedding Season, Mother's Day, etc.) they were shut down in quite literally every way. Even though they were deemed "es…
Towards A Plastic Free Bahamas
The Bahamas is blessed with stunning water and abundant flora & fauna. But there is a flip side to our “paradise.” Our delicate ecosystem, which is so fundamental to our health and livelihoods, is in serious danger. The culprit? Us. Time to wake up. To join a host of enlightened countries who are banning single-use plastics and Styrofoam. To think beyond to…
staying in with philosophy
philosophy’s hope & grace initiative represents philosophy’s unending commitment to support mental health and wellbeing. Through the initiative, every philosophy product sold helps support community-based mental health efforts with financial grants focused on empowering women through the prevention and treatment of related issues. Since 2014, philosophy has…

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!