5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

Best in Technology

This award honors the efforts of consumer electronics, telecommunication services and technology brands to make the world a better place. Initiatives may include developing equitable practices, products, and services, drawing attention to sustainable business practices, or raising awareness or funds for a cause.

See previous winners and honorees here.
#BuyBlack Campaign
In the wake of COVID, Black-owned businesses have been especially affected, with estimates predicting that more than 40% are not expected to survive the current climate. So our objective was simple: support the economic empowerment of the Black community.
Accela
COVID-19 has impacted communities in countless ways, and local governments are turning to tech visionaries like Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for government, to help ensure public safety and enable the delivery of critical citizen services. Local and state agencies in particular bear responsibility for providing guidelines and leader…
Determina-Shaun: Engineering Hope
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader engineering sensor and connector technology, working side by side with engineers around the globe to create a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our campaign tagline is 'Every Connection Counts' because we believe technology isn't just about electrical connections, but the human con…
ELLEN’s Fearless with Ashley Graham, Presented by Total Wireless
Ellen Digital Network in partnership with Total Wireless presents the second season of Fearless starring body activist, entrepreneur, supermodel and one of today’s most powerful voices, Ashley Graham. Fearless captures the ethos of Total Wireless’s “total confidence” campaign messaging by continuing to create meaningful and authentic moments for it to be…
Google Pixel Creator Labs
Reports released in 2019 determined that even with the drive for inclusivity at major US museums, only 15% of art work comes from diverse artists. Creators are part of our DNA at YouTube, so we recognized the need to stand by the next generation as they challenge that status quo. To answer the call, we launched Google Pixel Creator Labs. The new incub…
Gratitude
We are Olo, the on-demand platform for the restaurant industry, powering digital ordering and delivery programs for over 300 brands, including Wingstop, Subway, Five Guys, Shake Shack & more. Over 15 years ago, we set out to support the restaurant industry through the digital shift and when COVID-19 upended the world into chaos, we realized the opportunity …
The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge
IBM has a long history of taking on the world’s biggest challenges because we believe it’s our job not only to innovate but to innovate responsibly. That history is the prime reason David Clark Cause approached IBM to be the Founding Partner of Call for Code, the largest and most ambitious effort to unite and mobilize developers to take on society's most pr…
Vodacom eSchool – connecting learners for a better future in a time of Covid-19
Many children in South Africa go to school without books.  As a Purpose-led organization that uses technology to connect people for a better future, Vodacom believes that the opportunities and promise of a better digital future should be accessible to the many and not just the fortunate few. Education is one of the Vodacom Foundation’s key focus areas…

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!