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From the 7th Annual Shorty Awards Teen Hero

These young people focus on helping others. They’re standing up against bullying, supporting those struggling with depression or mental illness or just being a friend and role model for those who need one. These teens use social media to spread good and shine a light on issues the next generation cares about. Nominate these special people for the #TeenHero Shorty Award!

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.