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 in Education

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that addresses education inside and outside of the classroom. Educational institutions, programs and services are eligible for this award. Objectives may include educational equity, engaging current students and parents and thought leadership.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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#1917LIVE
We live in an intense and noisy world. We live with and through gadgets, social media and mobile apps. Our brains are now oriented to consuming multiple forms of information through what we know as a newsfeed. Younger generations are already adapted to this timeline/newsfeed mentality, often from early childhood. The challenge is to identify how...
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#weneedmore
In order to compete for the jobs of the future, it's essential for every kid to have access to technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. That's why we've started a movement: Because we need more. We need more opportunities for kids to learn with technology. We need more creative ways to get kids intere...
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AMAZE
At AMAZE, our goal is to make sex ed approachable, engaging, and informative for very young adolescents (ages 10-14), which is why our tagline is "More info. Less weird." AMAZE—an award winning animated video series and a collaboration between national sex education experts Advocates for Youth, Answer and Youth Tech Health—is a groundbreaking gl...
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Face the Future
You're in a world where you can feel what other people feel. Now what?"Why think about the far-off future when there are so many urgent challenges to tackle today? When we imagine the future together, what we're really doing is participating in the process of anticipatory history. We imagine what we might do in a world of new possibilities, so w...
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Google Change Is Made with Code
Code is one of the most powerful tools ever invented. And it has huge potential for shaping a better tomorrow. Yet half the planet may miss out on using code to create change.Teen girls want to make a difference in society—current Megatrends research shows that Gen Z is 54% more likely than millennials to say they want to make a positive impact ...
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The Abortion Pill & In-Clinic Abortion
These two animations give people medically-accurate information on the two kinds of abortion procedures in a straightforward, non-stigmatizing way.

Nominees

#RamapoGives - Giving Back to Ramapo College
Promote philanthropy and generosity through #RamapoGives to tie-in with the global campaign of #GivingTuesday. With a 31-day fundraising challenge, social media tie-ins, and on-campus visuals, community members share how giving back had affected their lives, whether through scholarships helping to further education, or from the good deeds or services of o...
Dare to DREAM?
We are DREAM. Every day, we work with youth to provide them with opportunities to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.In 1991, volunteers transformed an abandoned lot in East Harlem into a field and started a baseball program. Soon, the program expanded into after-school time and added academic work to help kids succeed in the classroom. We...
Designing heART healthy
The Heart of Neiman Marcus foundation (HONM) was launched in 2013 with a goal to promote and support youth arts education. For many public schools across the country, arts education is often times one of the first programs to be eliminated when they face budget cuts. Our goal is to not only raise awareness of the funding need, but to align with organiza...
Discover Kindness in the Classroom
Social emotional learning (SEL) is not only a pedagogic buzz word of the moment, it is the key to fostering a healthy and successful future for our students. Bullying is a reality for many students in the U.S., and it has become a focus for educators and thought-leaders in recent years. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reports that 28% of st...
Emergency Lessons
War, natural disasters and disease outbreaks have disrupted the lives – and educations – of over 75 million children around the world.Without education, children are at risk of trafficking, exploitation and extremism. Their childhoods may be lost to child labour, child marriage or recruitment by armed groups.Yet most people don't appreciate the importance...
Gaming for Civic Good: Helping Teachers Bring the Election and the Presidency to Life
Our social strategy was launched to support teachers during this challenging and divisive election and post-election season. The campaign focused on supporting educators in their quest for nonpartisan resources that explain the political process to students. "Win the White House" teaches students the intricacies of winning an election by challenging them ...
Hidden Figures National Screening Contest
21st Century Fox, in partnership with AMC Theatres, launched an open screening contest to bring the inspirational story of the movie Hidden Figures to young people and students across the U.S.The contest was designed to enable local nonprofits and schools, already sources of support and leadership in their communities, to use Hidden Figures as a means of ...
KidsRead2Kids: Spreading Joy One Book at a Time
Success has never come easy to me. I started speaking when I was two and I learned to read in fourth grade. I missed out on a whole world of possibilities because I didn't know I was dyslexic. Hi, I'm Jacob Blumenstein, and I co-founded a free website called KidsRead2Kids with my siblings Alana and Reuben. I spent my entire childhood feeling stupid...
Match Minis
Match Minis are professional development videos made for educators who must keep pace with the swift pace and fluid nature of the school day, but are also committed to improving their practice and development.The Match Minis website – www.matchminis.org -- is the latest example of how Match Education is sharing what it knows about teaching, and coaching t...
National Geographic + Microsoft: #MakeWhatsNext
National Geographic partnered with Microsoft to activate their "Make What's Next" initiative, which focuses on a message to activate girls' interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Rooted in the insight that only 6.7% of women graduate with STEM degrees, the program aims to tap into what girls, parents and educators ca...
Project Literacy presents The Mighty Pencil Machine
Project Literacy is a movement of 100+ diverse partners (corporations, charities, social enterprises, and government bodies) convened by Pearson to tackle illiteracy on a global level. Its aim is to raise awareness of the issue, driving action that makes significant advances in the fight against illiteracy.We launched the Alphabet of Illiteracy campaign i...
Project Literacy – First Words
Illiteracy is a major issue in the developed world with 32 million illiterate adults in the US alone and it has an effect on all aspects of their life, including their physical and mental health and the health of their children.Project Literacy is a movement of 100+ diverse partners convened by Pearson to tackle illiteracy globally. Its aim is to raise aw...
PwC and Rapper Dee-1 Team Up to Teach Financial Literacy
PwC's PR and Social Media Team wanted to create a game-changing campaign based on what could be perceived as a dry and crowded subject matter - financial literacy. We accepted the challenge to boost awareness of an already-existing firmwide corporate responsibility commitment called Earn Your Future. Our leaders and staff had been teaching financial liter...
SONIC Drive-In: Limeades for Learning #ThanksTeach benefiting Donorschoose.org
Each year, teachers spend more than $1 billion of their own money on school supplies. From books to technology and music, teachers bring learning to life every day and SONIC believes in them. Since 2009, SONIC has served as an advocate for teachers in local communities through its Limeades for Learning campaign. The campaign is a national philanthropic i...
Sesame Street/IRC partnership
Our goal is to help children and families affected by the global refugee crisis. Of the 65 million displaced people globally, half are children and 12 million of those are younger than eight. These children have often suffered the effects of violence and neglect, frequently leading to toxic stress, which can have lifelong damaging effects on learning, beh...
TEAK Stories
The objective for the TEAK Stories campaign was to bring to light our TEAK students' incredible journeys from some of the poorest communities in NYC to the most prestigious secondary schools and colleges in the country. TEAK students are resilient, bright, and driven and overcome obstacles and financial circumstances that are compelling to our supporters....
Take Down Gun Violence
Take Down Gun Violence:On average, there is more than one mass shooting a day in the United States. With arguments raging on how to manage the epidemic of gun violence, something needed to be done to save lives now.Inspired by public safety choking communications, we created shooting survival posters, website, social pages and video. Designed to be displa...
TaskUs Presents #BetterBasao Social Good Campaign
BackgroundLocals and foreigners are known to take pilgrimage to Kalinga Mountains. They take a 10-hour ride from Manila, an hour by jeep, and a 20-minute trek to the village of Buscalan in Tinglayan municipality. Behind this odyssey is a legend, Whang-Od.Whang-Od is a 94-year-old national heritage. She is known to be the last mambabatok (traditional tatto...
Tomorrow Trust
In 2005, Kim Normand Dobrin, founded Tomorrow Trust. Tomorrow Trust uses a unique approach to breaking the cycle of poverty in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children and youth (OVCY). Through an innovative approach to integrative holistic education and development, Tomorrow Trust nurtures the potential of each individual. Tomorrow Trust works excl...
“Be a STAR” Anti-Bullying Program (WWE)
According to National Center for Education statistics, bullying is a global epidemic with nearly 1 out of 4 students reporting being bullied during the school year. WWE is committed to addressing issues that our fans care about, or may be impacted by directly – and with more than 15% of WWE's current fan base under the age of 18, and more families watchin...

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.