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 Animal & Wildlife

This award honors a program, project, or initiative executed to promote, protect, and defend wild and domestic animals.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Act for Mahseer: Protecting Biodiversity
Although a global company, the state of Maharashtra is Tata Power's home and is therefore of special significance to the company. Taking cognizance of the alarming decline in the population of Mahseer in the state, Tata Power undertook the Mahseer conservation initiative in 1975. The company took upon itself to draw attention to the threat posed to Mahsee...
Blood Market
Based on current extinction rates, scientists and conservationists have warned that we are heading towards a massive extinction, the likes of which have not been seen on Earth for over 65 million years. If such an event were to occur, it would be disastrous, widespread and essentially irreversible. Poaching, and trafficking of illegal wildlife is a signif...
Cat Tricks with Rufus
The objective is to show people how big cats are abused in circuses and in the entertainment industry. In order to force them to perform tricks on cue, tigers and lions are violently abused throughout their lives. They're taken from their mothers as young cubs and put through a training process that includes routine beating and whippings to make them subm...
ColourPop X NKLA
ColourPop's partnership with Best Friends Animal Society is working to make LA a no-kill city by 2017.
Dr. Bronner's "Protect Our Oceans" Campaign
Captain Paul Watson, Founder of Sea Shepherd, famously said, "If we wipe out the fish, the oceans are going to die. If the oceans die, we die."Dr. Bronner's, the top-selling brand of natural soaps in North America, is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products o...
Hooked On
For a long time, humans have had a complicated relationship with sharks and only recently has the relationship started to make a turn for the better. Hooked On explores the ways we are now trying to help sharks, through research, education and policy change.Our principal objective with this series was to show the evolving relationship between sharks and h...
Hudson
Plastics make people's lives better, healthier and safer while helping us to live more sustainably. But plastics are also very visible components of litter and marine debris, causing people to question the material's impacts on the environment. We needed to educate our audience on the crucial role plastics play in our world, through a lens of something th...
Michelson Found Animals Swiped Right on Tinder for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30
Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a non-profit focused on getting pets in good homes and keeping them there. We're always looking for ways to raise awareness of our programs and to adopt more pets out of our two Los Angeles Adopt & Shop stores. Our challenge is to reach Millennials, who have become the largest group of pet owners, to educate them abou...
Money Doesn't Make it OK
The goal was to grab attention by attacking the claim that hunters actually help preservation by paying to hunt. Ridiculous. Since trophy hunting is huge debate on social media, this video intended to raise the discussion once again, call these hunters out on their bullshit, and reignite the public's anger over Cecil. The ultimate goal? Collect donations ...
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes, and generate income through wildlife tourism and agriculture. This income is reinvested in our conservation and community outreach activities. Our vision is to become an innovative and sustainable development model that conserves biodiversity (particularly endan...
Paul G. Allen’s Great Elephant Census: Arming Wildlife Conservation with Data
Poachers in Africa slaughter an estimated 100 elephants every day and represent the single greatest threat to the iconic species. The once abundant population has been reduced to less than half a million. If poaching continues at the current rate, more than 50 percent of Africa's remaining elephants could be killed in the next 10 years.To combat this cons...
Sharks Attacked
In Sharks Attacked we flip the switch. Shark populations are rapidly decreasing as humans replace them as the ocean's top predators. The animated series Sharks Attacked explores how humans are decimating shark populations through cruel practices such as finning and overfishing.Our objective was to explore the ways sharks are being targeted and the devasta...

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.