THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Activism

There are so many good causes to fight for, but every one of them needs someone to speak out so that others can join in and help. Our nominees have used Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and other platforms to stand up for their beliefs, create awareness of important issues, and effect positive change in the world around them.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Social Good Campaign Shorty Award.

Nominees

winner
Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is more than just a plus-size model, she’s a body activist empowering her millions of…
Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is the environmentalist that the world needs right now, working on the front lines of…
Dustin Lance Black
When he’s not busy screenwriting, directing, winning an Academy Award, or traveling the world with …
finalist
Jazz Jennings
As Jazz Jennings says, “I’m trans & proud, but ya’ll already knew that!” At 16, Jazz is one of the …
finalist
Jesse WIlliams
Jesse Williams isn’t just another good looking face on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and doesn’t just play a…
Johnetta Elzie
Johnetta Elzie is an African-American civil rights activist, and a strong voice of the #BlackLivesM…
finalist
Leonardo DiCaprio
When he’s not walking the red carpet, Leonardo DiCaprio is fighting against climate change through …
Mariame Kaba
Mariame Kaba, aka @prisonculture on her popular Twitter feed, isn’t afraid to stand up for her righ…
Peter Tatchell
Peter Tatchell has one of the most impressive political activist resumes around. He’s been fighting…
finalist
Shailene Woodley
She might walk the red carpet and appear at Fashion Week, but Shailene Woodley is no average Hollyw…
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones is one of the most powerful female black voices out there today. She is …
finalist
Zellie Imani
It’s hard to fit Zellie Imani into a box, as his advocacy takes so many different forms. He crusade…