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 Instagram Presence

This award honors the best presence on Instagram. Objectives may include raising awareness or funds for a cause and launching a social good marketing or volunteer campaign.

See previous winners and honorees here.


"Trike Writer" Vision Statement Video
Preparing for the Exploratorium's involvement in April 2017's March For Science in San Francisco, as a non-profit organization, we wanted to creatively and effectively communicate our vision statement through all of our social channels. For nearly 50 years, the Exploratorium has valued lifelong learning and teaching, curiosity and inquiry, our c...
Shakespeare Lives was a programme of events and activities organised by the British Council to celebrate the world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his death. As part of that programme, #ShakesepareNoFilter was established as a completely new use of Instagram for digital storytelling which looked at how ...
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, nationa...
@RED on Instagram
(RED) harnesses the power of the world's most creative people in the fight to end AIDS. For several years, Instagram has been one of our primary social channels. However, last year the world reached a critical moment in the AIDS fight. More than ever before, (RED) identified a need to reach a younger, more engaged audience to help raise critical...
Fearless Girl
On the eve of International Women's Day, we challenged the symbol of corporate America—Wall Street's Charging Bull—with a bronze statue of a young girl, appropriately named "Fearless Girl." Fearless Girl was designed to represent the power of women today and tomorrow. Hands on hips, chin high, she stands strong in a place the business community ...
Fresh Empire’s “The New Wave” Contest -- the FDA’s First Ever Hip Hop Tobacco Prevention Effort
Fresh Empire is the first-ever tobacco prevention campaign designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use among at-risk youth who identify with the Hip Hop peer crowd (African American, Hispanic, and Asian American/Pacific Islander youth ages 12-17). The campaign's strategy to meet this primary objective centers on influencing changes in the target ...


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.