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 Television

This award honors the efforts of television shows, series and specials to make the world a better place. This includes shows streamed on sites including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

See previous winners and honorees here.


A Capitol Fourth
Each year, A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live on PBS in celebration of America's birthday. The concert takes place on the West Lawn of the US Capitol and the National Mall, the nation's front yard. The concert is a celebration of the American songbook, her history, and concludes with the national fireworks at the Washington Monument. The blend o...
An Inconvenient Special
All over this country people are speaking out on climate change. The issue may very well become this generation's most vital one yet and together we are taking collective responsibility to effect change.To engage millennials around this vital topic while driving awareness for Paramount's An Inconvenient Sequel, MTV sounded the alarm across our c...
Museum of News
87% of Ukrainians get their news from national TV channels, which means that the world we see is the world journalists show us. Despite of that, people rarely think about how to distinguish the truth from lies, how news is created and how audience's small choices influence the history of an entire country.The lack of media literacy isn't the onl...
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous // Transgender Visibility Day Campaign
In support of the YouTube Red original film, This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, YouTube and ATTN: built a social media campaign that brought awareness to transgender issues in America and demanded the attention of a young, dynamic audience. In addition to bringing visibility to these current and highly relevant issues, the next goal was to inspi...
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Drive viewers to watch Time: The Kalief Browder Story in order to raise awareness of the iniquity that Kalief, and millions of others, experienced while in the criminal justice system. Building interest and attention around the series to create a sense of urgency and a call to action regarding the social justice issues that the series addresses.
True Life: We Are Orlando
This episode of the popular docuseries "True Life" was aimed to give the public an individual and human perspective on the Orlando nightclub tragedy, as well as to show solidarity for Orlando's LGBTQ community and all affected by the shooting. It follows four survivors from June 2016's Pulse nightclub shooting, and documents their path to healin...


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.