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 Environment & Sustainability

This award honors a program, project, or initiative executed to promote, protect, and preserve our environment.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Cigarettes: The Ultimate Clingy Ex
Although the teen smoking rate is down to 6%, millions of teens still smoke and others start this deadly addiction every day, and smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in America. So it was truth's objective to make not smoking cigarettes relevant to this critical teen audience by connecting smoking to the things they care about most—...
Garanti Pension - WWF Earth Hour Awareness Project on Social Media
There are quite a few endangered species in Mediterranean Regions. Even though these species are under extreme dangers, it looks like people of these regions have no knowledge of the issue. The region which is the homeland of the mentioned species has the most popular touristic attractions in Turkey, therefore there are many contents related with these s...
Human/Nature
The goal of the Human/Nature series is to explore how so many of the traits that we describe as being exclusively human - intelligence, speech, medicine, friendship, self-awareness - are also experienced by other creatures. For example, humans like to think they're the only creatures that have dominated speech, but research shows this to be far from true...
Tata Power's 'Club Enerji' - A National Conservation Movement
Club Enerji was established as an Energy & Resource Conservation Club to bring about a first-hand realization of the energy crisis and resource scarcity in the country and help in the effective management and conservation that has become the need of the hour. School children were identified as drivers to contribute to curb the wasteful usage of power, fue...
The Fixers
The world feels pretty broken right now. Climate change wreaks havoc on our health and safety. Battles escalate over pipelines that threaten communities. Children drink poisoned water. Meanwhile, "alternative facts" and propaganda swamp newsfeeds and sow deceit, sapping the energy and enthusiasm needed to face humanity's biggest challenges.That's why we n...
The Ocean is Everybody's Business
For the first time in history, the United Nations held a conference in New York entirely dedicated to the Ocean, from June 5th – 9th 2017. This brought together the global community to focus on delivering Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life Below Water, and to raise awareness of the critical role of the ocean to life on Earth. To capitalize on this key...
The Seekers
The Seekers is a 3-part digital series that profiles teenage eco-inventors in Latin America who despite having limited access to resources, were able to turn their ideas into real-life products. Our objective was to inspire our audience through shining a light on these individuals: young people who despite the odds against them, were able to create invent...
Wasted
Every year, the world produces about 1.4 billion tons of garbage, more than the weight of 3,800 Empire State buildings. In the coming years, consumption is only expected to continue increasing, with more people consuming more stuff all around the world. Through short and playful animated videos, Wasted explores the reasons behind this massive growth in wa...

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held October 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.