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 Education

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that addresses education inside and outside of the classroom. Educational institutions, programs and services are eligible for this award. Objectives may include educational equity, engaging current students and parents and thought leadership.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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#1917LIVE
We live in an intense and noisy world. We live with and through gadgets, social media and mobile apps. Our brains are now oriented to consuming multiple forms of information through what we know as a newsfeed. Younger generations are already adapted to this timeline/newsfeed mentality, often from early childhood. The challenge is to identify how innovativ...
#RamapoGives - Giving Back to Ramapo College
Promote philanthropy and generosity through #RamapoGives to tie-in with the global campaign of #GivingTuesday. With a 31-day fundraising challenge, social media tie-ins, and on-campus visuals, community members share how giving back had affected their lives, whether through scholarships helping to further education, or from the good deeds or services of o...
#weneedmore
Our objective was to generate awareness of the digital divide and lack of STEM education and context in today's America.At the same time, we aimed to increase brand sentiment and awareness of Verizon's role in helping close the digital divide, while generating advocacy for the cause.
Dare to DREAM?
We are DREAM. Every day, we work with youth to provide them with opportunities to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.In 1991, volunteers transformed an abandoned lot in East Harlem into a field and started a baseball program. Soon, the program expanded into after-school time and added academic work to help kids succeed in the classroom. We...
Designing heART healthy
The Heart of Neiman Marcus foundation (HONM) was launched in 2013 with a goal to promote and support youth arts education. For many public schools across the country, arts education is often times one of the first programs to be eliminated when they face budget cuts. Our goal is to not only raise awareness of the funding need, but to align with organiza...
Emergency Lessons
War, natural disasters and disease outbreaks have disrupted the lives – and educations – of over 75 million children around the world.Without education, children are at risk of trafficking, exploitation and extremism. Their childhoods may be lost to child labour, child marriage or recruitment by armed groups.Yet most people don't appreciate the importance...
Face the Future
You're in a world where you can feel what other people feel. Now what?"Why think about the far-off future when there are so many urgent challenges to tackle today? When we imagine the future together, what we're really doing is participating in the process of anticipatory history. We imagine what we might do in a world of new possibilities, so we can prep...
Match Minis
Match Minis are professional development videos made for educators who must keep pace with the swift pace and fluid nature of the school day, but are also committed to improving their practice and development.The Match Minis website – www.matchminis.org -- is the latest example of how Match Education is sharing what it knows about teaching, and coaching t...
TEAK Stories
The objective for the TEAK Stories campaign was to bring to light our TEAK students' incredible journeys from some of the poorest communities in NYC to the most prestigious secondary schools and colleges in the country. TEAK students are resilient, bright, and driven and overcome obstacles and financial circumstances that are compelling to our supporters....
Take Down Gun Violence
Take Down Gun Violence:On average, there are more than one mass shooting a day in the United States. With arguments raging on how to manage the epidemic of gun violence, something needed to be done to save lives now.Inspired by public safety choking communications, we created shooting survival posters, website, social pages and video. Designed to be displ...
TaskUs Presents #BetterBasao Social Good Campaign
BackgroundLocals and foreigners are known to take pilgrimage to Kalinga Mountains. They take a 10-hour ride from Manila, an hour by jeep, and a 20-minute trek to the village of Buscalan in Tinglayan municipality. Behind this odyssey is a legend, Whang-Od.Whang-Od is a 94-year-old national heritage. She is known to be the last mambabatok (traditional tatto...
Tomorrow Trust
In 2005, Kim Normand Dobrin, founded Tomorrow Trust. Tomorrow Trust uses a unique approach to breaking the cycle of poverty in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children and youth (OVCY). Through an innovative approach to integrative holistic education and development, Tomorrow Trust nurtures the potential of each individual. Tomorrow Trust works excl...
“Be a STAR” Anti-Bullying Program (WWE)
According to National Center for Education statistics, bullying is a global epidemic with nearly 1 out of 4 students reporting being bullied during the school year. WWE is committed to addressing issues that our fans care about, or may be impacted by directly – and with more than 15% of WWE's current fan base under the age of 18, and more families watchin...

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.