5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

Best use of a Podcast

This category honors the most creative and effective use of podcast to create compelling and shareable messages, initiatives or projects to reach a social good objective.
AARP's The Perfect Scam Podcast
Fraud, already a billion dollar a year industry, has grown exponentially during the pandemic. AARP is dedicated to fighting back by educating people of all ages on new and ongoing forms of fraud. As part of a larger fraud prevention initiative "The Perfect Scam" podcast’s blend of expert interviews and in-depth first person accounts from fraud victims is de…
Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction (CNN)
Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction is a daily news podcast hosted by CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The series was created to help listeners navigate the chaos and confusion surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic by offering critical context on everything from testing and vaccines to school safety and travel. Each day, Dr. Gupta invites l…
HBO Insecure “InsecuriTEA” Podcast
When HBO greenlit an adaptation of Issa Rae’s innovative web series, Awkward Black Girl, in 2016 -- taking it from YouTube to premium network television -- the network decided to utilize an equally-innovative promotional campaign to market the show. Leveraging podcasting trailblazers Francheska Medina of the wildly successful HeyFranHey and TheFriendZone po…
Important, Not Important podcast
Our goal with the Important, Not Important podcast has been threefold: to provide deep context for a single science-based topic or question affecting everyone right now; to provide specific and reputable Action Steps our users can take around that topic, with their voice, their vote, and their dollar; and to achieve both of these through conversations with …
Red, Blue, and Brady: Racial Justice and Gun Violence Podcast Series
The Development Podcast from the World Bank Group
Give The Development Podcast 20 minutes of your time and it will take you on a trip around the globe and into the world of international development. With each episode, World Bank Group experts break down the latest issues and trends harnessing and explaining the data driving global issues in an accessible and engaging way. Along the way, listeners hear fro…
True Stories of Good People
Now more than ever, people need to hear good news.  GoFundMe’s podcast True Stories of Good People showcases the incredible stories of everyday heroes who are making a difference in the world. The episodes feature stories of hope in the face of unimaginable loss, of bravery in the face of seemingly impossible obstacles—these extraordinary humans are turn…
Unsugarcoated with Aalia: An Empowerment Podcast
Powerful. Passionate. Unsugarcoated. Unsugarcoated with Aalia is a podcast produced by Unsugarcoated Media, a 501(c)(3) organization. Having launched EmpowerCon, a 1-day empowerment event in August 2019, founder Aalia Lanius wanted to continue the effort of highlighting extraordinary people with powerful stories and conversations that cause society to AD…
VistaTalks
VistaTalks is a leading industry podcast from Vistatec. VistaTalks focuses on interesting discussions with interesting people from around the world. VistaTalks has a growing list of guests and topics. The podcast has a strong focus on international communication, content, language, non-profit, business and culture. Please check our VistaTalks page regularly…

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!