2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The regular deadline is August 30, 2017

Best Business-NGO Partnership

This award honors an outstanding partnership between a business and non-government organization to achieve a social good goal with measurable results.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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#MoreThanARefugee
65 million people have been displaced from their homes but the predominant media narrative presents refugees as people to fear or pity. The word 'refugee' conjures images of people crammed into boats, walking en masse, and living in under-resourced camps. And in commentary about this enormous humanitarian crisis, there is a voice so often missin...
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Caregiving
Stand Up To Cancer is like no other cancer research organization. It's a groundbreaking initiative that encourages leading scientists to collaborate – not compete. The result? Acceleration in cancer research, getting new therapies to patients quickly and to save lives now.Every summer since 2010, Mastercard has partnered with Stand Up To Cancer....
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Pampers and the March of Dimes Welcome Home 12,500 NICU Babies
For nearly 80 years, the March of Dimes has worked to ensure that every baby has a fighting chance by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant loss through lifesaving research, education and support programs.Pampers Swaddlers, the #1 choice of hospitals*, is also dedicated to the happy healthy development of babies. To showcase and c...
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Searching for Syria
Six years into the Syrian war, the scale of the crisis is still hard to fathom, while the experiences that refugees are facing can often feel too remote for most of us to understand. Right now, more than five million Syrian refugees are facing ever-growing hardships and risks in a world that is increasingly less inclined to welcome them. Host co...
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The North Face and Paradox Sports - Making Climbing Accessible to People with Disabilities
Indoor climbing has exploded in popularity in recent years. Yet, many climbing gyms in the U.S. are not capable of accommodating people with physical disabilities, keeping the sport out of reach for many who otherwise might love to climb.For more than 50 years, The North Face has supported the climbing community and believes that a person's phys...
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VOTE.org + Hustle: Voter Registration GOTV peer-to-peer texting
Voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election hit a 20-year low. The United States is the second largest democracy in the world, yet 40% of registered voters don't vote in any given election. Not only do our citizens not vote, we spend a fortune on trying to increase voter turnout: $6.8 billion in 2016 alone.The lion's share of the money is sp...

Nominees

ALEX AND ANI + Living Water International: Making An Impact on the Global Water Crisis
Meaning and purpose has always been at the heart of ALEX AND ANI. Since 2008, creating eco-conscious jewelry and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity has been the mission of the brand. Partnering with non-profit organizations through CHARITY BY DESIGN, a philanthropic collection of products donating a portion of sales to charities across...
Business-NGO Partnership: CSIS Commission on Countering Violent Extremism
To engage U.S. private sector technology companies to help fight violent extremism online.
Charity Miles: Penguin #ProjectReadathon with Save the Children
Make it simple for people to donate books to children in need—just by walking, running and biking!We created a special experience inside of the Charity Miles app where people could do one of two things: 1. Get moving using our fitness tracker and we’d convert their miles moved into “minutes read.” 2. Read excerpts published to our in-app Content Hub.20 M...
Dell Ocean Plastics Campaign
Every year an estimated 8 million tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening ocean ecosystems and the primary food source for a billion people on the planet. If trends continue, scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.As part of Dell's Legacy of Good program, the company looks to put its expertise and technolog...
Good360 and UPS Transform Lives and Build More Resilient Communities
After a major disaster, the generous (but often uninformed) outpouring of giving can result in a deluge of unsolicited goods. Research has shown that up to 60% of goods donated after a disaster end up in landfills or otherwise go to waste because they are not the right goods at the right time.Additionally, disaster giving tends to be driven by media cover...
Pequeños y Valiosos (Young & Invincible)
Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of the Clinton Foundation and Opportunity Institute, is an awareness and action campaign that promotes the importance of early brain development among parents and caregivers. They work to empower parents and caregivers with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth.One strategy of Too Small to...

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, YouNow, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held NOVEMBER, 15 2017 in NYC.