13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in STEM

This award honors the efforts of organizations within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to make the world a better place. Initiatives may include advocacy for increasing diversity in STEM fields, creating accessible educational opportunities for marginalized groups, offering specialized youth programs, policy and funding advocacy, and more.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Ask a Scientist: Making Science Accessible During the Pandemic
When the pandemic hit, scientists and students alike couldn’t access their labs and classrooms, leaving an enormous gap in science education when it mattered more than ever. As parents scrambled to become interim teachers, at the same time, scientists struggled to learn new technologies to share their research. With health and science confusion pe…
Everyone Needs Science. Science Needs Everyone.
Since 1991, the Amgen Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Amgen, has sought to inspire the next generation of scientific leaders. LabXchange, a free virtual science education platform developed in partnership with Harvard Unviersity, breaks new and exciting ground in this mission. Thanks to a partnership with Harvard, LabXchange was desi…
Fast Forward Girls
Today, women only hold 29% of STEM careers and young girls begin to lose interest in STEM by age eight if their curiosity is not nurtured. In effort to close the gender gap and inspire the next generation of pioneers, GoldieBlox partnered with Lyda Hill Philanthropies and its IF/THEN Initiative to engage girls ages 6-12 in STEM with the influence …
Girls Get STEM, a partnership by Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education
Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist – from Girls Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education – is a national initiative sparking girls’ interest in STEM through dynamic digital resources available at no-cost to educators, parents, troops, and students. The program offers girl-led resources for kids in grades K-6.  Girls Get STEM develops…
STEM Superheroes
The Problem.  Lack of diversity in STEM is anything but super, with currently only 16% of the scientists and engineers in the US being women, people of color, or people with disabilities. One big reason for lack of representation? These groups are less likely to be exposed to STEM (and how amazing it can be!) at an early age! According to re…
Shaping the Future of STEM
Federal data show women represent just a quarter of the science, technology, engineering and math workforce today in the U.S. Abbott recognized that this underrepresentation of women in STEM was bigger than any one company could address on its own. At the same time, Abbott saw an overwhelming need for internship experiences in the field, and in 20…


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.

shorty awards finalists will be announced in mid-march!