4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is on June 26th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

From the 7th Annual Shorty Awards Science

Here’s to the visionaries, proving the facts of the universe like the earth revolving around the sun, the process of evolution, and if the sky is really falling. Through tweets, Facebook posts, videos, blogs, and Instagram photos, these people have gained fame through their scientific discoveries. What’s more, they’re using social media to spread their intellectual wealth to the masses. Nominate your favorite for #Science.

This category will have 7 finalists. These include 3 with the most nominations from the public, 3 chosen by the Shorty Awards Nominating Board made up of professional journalists from around the world, and 1 Wildcard Finalist. See our rules page for more info.


David Shiffman
My name is David Shiffman, and I'm a 30 year old marine biology graduate student focusing on shark ecology and conservation at the University of Miami. I also research how scientists and conservationists use social media to talk about ocean issues, and organized an international scientific conference focusing on the use of social media for marin...
Kavin Senapathy
Kavin is a science writer and super cool mom contributing to Genetic Literacy Project, Skepchick, and Grounded Parents! She is thankful to live in an era of life-saving medical technologies, on the horizon of the genomic and precision medicine revolution, when biotech holds the promise to feed the world in a sustainable manner. While it’s the sa...
Neil deGrasse Tyson
RealScientists: Real science, live, by scientists, for the people. It's a rotational curation account where scientists, science communicators, journalists, animators and clinicians talk about their daily lives in and out of science, live through twitter. RS aims to remove the barriers - perceived and real - around science and careers in scie...
TrowelBlazers started as a conversation on twitter between four women -- palaeontologist Tori Herridge and archaeologists Brenna Hassett, Suzanne Pilaar Birch and Rebecca Wragg Sykes -- who were concerned the world had forgotten the pioneering women of archaeology, paleontology and geology. TrowelBlazers' mantra: Awesome trowel-wielding women...


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, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social good awards early deadline is on june 26, 2019.