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 Overall Facebook Presence

This category honors brands, organizations or institutions that use Facebook's native tools effectively promote a social good program, project, initiative, or goal.

See previous winners and honorees here.
#ExperianStories: Using Data for Good
We are proud of all the ways Experian employees are using data science to improve our world. The #ExperianStories Facebook campaign was developed to feature specific employees -- and share the ways they are helping their local communities. These personal stories featured employees from countries in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North Americ...
#WeAccept
In November 2016, Airbnb publicly acknowledged widespread discrimination on its platform, and demanded its elimination with the "Community Commitment" — an initiative that attracted widespread positive (and negative) feedback. It required Airbnb users to agree to "treat everyone in the Airbnb community—regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ...
AARP - Protecting the Future of Healthcare
The healthcare debate was so heated in the month leading up to the 2016 election that a single tweet could rage through Twitter like wildfire. Americans took to the streets and to the Internet to defend their access to affordable health coverage. A major group under threat: Americans age 50 and up. However, people who care about access to healthcare neede...
All Jazz is Modern: Streaming Jazz Around the World
At the heart of Jazz at Lincoln Center's mission is the goal of expanding a global community for jazz, one of America's unique, original art forms. Beginning in 2012, Jazz at Lincoln Center embarked on a mission to utilize the nascent technology of streaming video, coupled with social media, to build an entirely new audience for jazz and for the organizat...
Be Your Own Baby
Upstream USA is on a mission: to prevent unplanned pregnancies by making effective contraception accessible and affordable for women. As a nonprofit, they partner with states, healthcare providers and clinics to provide training, resources, and the support needed to stock all forms of contraception.Upstream's mission is incredibly important and is far big...
Celebrate your flavors
To celebrate Pride month and support the LGBTQ community.
Explore, Explain, Sustain
Helping people to see science as vital, trustworthy, relevant, personal, fascinating, and even (yes!) wildly exciting has never been more important. Our planet faces unprecedented environmental challenges, yet the issues defining that space — from species loss and coral reef decline to causal issues like deforestation and global warming — are so complex ...
The Dodo: #1 Animal Brand on Facebook
The Dodo is the leading digital media brand for animal people and the #1 animal brand on Facebook. We're a halo brand for everyone who loves animals, from people who are obsessed with their pets all the way to committed animal advocates. We create fun, authentic, and meaningful content that not only entertains but makes people feel connected to animals an...
The Real Cost – Combustible Social Campaign
We had to create tobacco-prevention social content that engaged and educated an audience of teens at-risk for or already experimenting with cigarettes. We were given three pillars to message against: harmful chemicals in cigarettes and cigarette smoke, loss of control caused by nicotine addiction, and the health consequences of smoking. The trick for us w...
Unboxing The End of Childhood
Childhood should be a time for children to play, learn, and develop to their full potential. However, nearly one in four children around the world are being robbed of their childhoods, simply because of who they are or where they live.To bring this crisis to light, Save the Children launched their first annual End of Childhood Report and Index, which eval...

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 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.