ENTER THE 2021 SHORTY IMPACT AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

Social Campaigns

Community

Arts & Culture

Civic Engagement

Disability Awareness

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Gender Equality

Education & Community

Financial Literacy

Public Safety

Youth & Family

Environment

Conservation & Preservation

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

Social & Racial Justice

Animal Rights & Welfare

Humanitarian Aid & Developing Nations

Social Justice & Human Rights

Racial Justice

Veteran & Service Support

Health & Wellness

Fitness & Nutrition

Mental Health

Public Health

Reproductive Health

Grassroots

Grassroots Efforts

Self-Defined (Social Campaigns)

Self-Defined

Social Presence

Single-Platform

Clubhouse

Discord

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Reddit

Snapchat

TikTok

Triller

Tumblr

Twitch

Twitter

YouTube

Multi-Platform

Multi-Platform

Emerging Platform

Emerging Platform

Social Hit

Single Post or Activation (viral)

Clapback

Social Engagement

Community Management

Community Management

Engagement Tools

Access & Rewards

Call to Action

Chatbots

Contests

Gamification

Polls & Surveys

Integrated Experiences

Fundraising

Live Events

Shopping

Television

Real Time Response

Real Time Response

User Generated Content

User Generated Content

Self-Defined (Social Engagement)

Self-Defined

Social Partnerships

Brand Partnership

Celebrity Partnership

Entertainment Partnership

Influencer Partnership

Non-Profit Partnership

2021 SHORTY PHENOM AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

Individuals

Account Management

Analytics

Animation

Art Direction

Brand Marketing

Campaign Management

Communications

Community Management

Copywriting

Creative Direction

Culture

Data Analysis

Design

Editing

Illustration

Partnership Management

Photography

Production

Project Management

Public Relations

Research

Sales

Strategy

Talent Management

Self-Defined

Team

Account Team

Analytics Team

Client Team

Communications Team

Community Team

Content Team

Creative Team

Culture Team

Design Team

Legal Team

Marketing Team

Partnership Team

PR Team

Production Team

Research Team

Sales Team

Social Media Team

Strategy Team

Video Team

Self-Defined

Leader

Account Team Leader

Analytics Team Leader

Client Team Leader

Communications Team Leader

Community Team Leader

Content Team Leader

Creative Team Leader

Culture Team Leader

Design Team Leader

Legal Team Leader

Marketing Team Leader

Partnership Team Leader

PR Team Leader

Production Team Leader

Research Team Leader

Sales Team Leader

Social Media Team Leader

Strategy Team Leader

Video Team Leader

Self-Defined

Voice

Clubhouse Voice

Discord Voice

Facebook Voice

Instagram Voice

LinkedIn Voice

Pinterest Voice

Reddit Voice

TikTok Voice

Triller Voice

Tumblr Voice

Twitter Voice

YouTube Voice

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Activism

These people stand up for what they believe in, cause a movement, or live up to Gandhi's words, "be the change you want to see in the world". Whether they use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or other social means to help generate awareness of their cause, start a revolution, or inspire others to do the same, they might just win this Shorty.

Brand entries using of social media in this space can be found in Best Social Good Campaign Shorty Award.

Finalists

finalist
Brandon Stanton
Brandon Stanton is photographer and creator of the immensely popular Humans of New York Facebook page and subsequent bestselling book, which captures portraits of New Yorkers with snippets of their stories. The images and stories are frequently liked and shared by Facebook users—and politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—spawning a best…
finalist
Emma Watson
It only took twelve hours after actress Emma Watson’s speech launching the equal rights solidarity campaign #HeForShe at the UN Headquarters for the online death threats roll in, but, in Emma’s characteristically classy style, she used the publicity to her advantage—partnering with JP Morgan Chase, Emma got #HeForShe banners on Chase ATM screens n…
finalist
Jesse Williams
After years of teaching high school African studies classes in Philadelphia (and, of course, acting, which was really more of a side career until his first role on Law & Order), Jesse Williams became the youngest member of the board of directors of the civil rights advocacy group The Advancement Project, and used that platform in 2015 to launch Qu…
finalist
Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, after standing up for her right to education and surviving a gunshot wound to the head. Undeterred, she continued her fight against Taliban rule in Pakistan. He Named Me Malala, a documentary following Malala’s journey to activist stardom, premiered in 2015, and she also ope…
finalist
Mark Ruffalo
An activism triple threat, Mark Ruffalo tackled fracking, male breast cancer, and the Catholic Church this year on social media. Baring his chest on Instagram, he helped get #InTheNipofTime trending for male breast cancer awareness, and starred in Spotlight, the biopic about breaking the news on the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church—he’s be…

Nominees

Clint Smith
Written following the death of Tamir Rice after his pellet gun was mistaken for a weapon, Clint Smith’s TED Talk titled How To Raise a Black Son in America relayed his personal awakening of racial bias as a child in a nighttime water gun fight. A poet, activist, and prison educator, Clint speaks on racial and financial inequality in America, lending his uni…
Cornel West
Philosopher, activist, author, and socialist, Cornel West has been on the front lines of social uprisings since he first hit public consciousness. As a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Cornel criticizes world leaders on both the left and the right. Unlike other political influencers, Cornel puts himself on the ground, getting arrested in St L…
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem rose to prominence in the Second Wave of feminism and continues to evolve and stay on the front lines of the fight for equal rights. Her memoir, My Life On The Road, which chronicles her journey from the abuse she suffered as a child through to today’s reproductive-rights fight, sent Gloria on a cross-country speaking tour, where she spoke wi…
Jim Obergefell
After a 20-year relationship, Jim Obergefell and his husband John married in 2013 when the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. John was dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease, so the two hatched a plan to fly quickly to Baltimore—where marriage was legal—to marry quickly on the tarmac. After John’s death, when Ohio refused to recognize the marriage, Obergefel…
Patricia Arquette
When actress Patricia Arquette skipped the usual agent and Academy thank-yous in her Oscar speech in favor of a heartfelt call for wage equality for the sexes, she stirred the waters and spawned numerous discussions on social media. In 2015, after the Sony leaks showed women were getting paid far less than their male counterparts, Patricia’s words became a …
Seth Berkley
In 2015, there was an 85 percent decrease in polio cases in Pakistan, and Seth Berkley, CEO of the Gavi vaccine alliance and former president of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, isn’t stopping there. An outspoken opponent of the anti-vaxxer movement, Berkley and Gavi have been instrumental in introducing vaccines for polio, pneumonia, diarrhea, ce…