3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

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.


@SuicideStops is run by a high school student named Tiff who resides in NYC. SuicideStops was not founded by Tiff, but by a girl named June in January 2013. Tiff has helped out with the account since 2013 and was given SuicideStops in 2014 and it has grown tremendously from there. SuicideStops was created to spread positivity, spread awareness f...
Abigail Harrison
Abigail Harrison is a girl with a dream. She wants to someday be an astronaut, but it doesn’t stop there--she plans to be the first astronaut to Mars. With a dream that big, it takes setting goals and working hard each day to make it a reality. Her determination has paid off, allowing her to be present for several once-in-a-lifetime launches...
Buddy Project
Buddy Project was founded by Gabby Frost in April 2013, when she was 15-years-old and a freshman in high school. Frost created this initiative to prevent suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders after seeing many friends she knew personally and online that were going through mental illnesses, suicidal thoughts, self-harm addiction, and bullying....
Saphira Howell
Saphira is 17 years old and from Los Angeles. She creates multiple videos each week on her YouTube channel called SaphiraFashion, where her almost 80,000 subscribers watch videos in which she discusses topics such as bullying, self-harm, suicide, confidence, sexual harassment, sexism, peer pressure, and other teen issues. She is known for her ...


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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City