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 Non-Government Organization

This award honors efforts of non-government organizations to make the world a better place.

See previous winners and honorees here.
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Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.This brutal tradition can cause severe bleeding, infertility and even death, and can have devastating psychological and social consequences. After FGM, girls are often taken out of school and forced into early marriage.International charity ActionAid is workin...
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...
DoSomething.org & truth’s “Who Has Their Eye On You?”
DoSomething.org, a global movement of over 5.5 million young people, and truth®, the largest and most successful national youth tobacco prevention campaign, have teamed up with a new emoji compatibility quiz called "Who Has Their Eye on You?". The emoji quiz "matches" users based on income, race, and sexual orientation – the same factors the tobacco indu...
Poverty is Sexist
Our goal was to create something that people around the world who have experienced sexism could relate to, while encouraging viewers to see that their struggles are linked to the struggle of girls and women living in the poorest parts of the world. We're calling on viewers to take action for the women hardest hit by gender inequality – those living in ext...
The Love Cam
Most Americans agree that people should be treated respectfully and fairly. Yet many people in the United States still report feeling discriminated against. One of the main reasons is because we're actually discriminating unintentionally. We do 98% of our thinking in our subconscious mind, and that's where we collect and store implicit biases.Implicit bia...
We Are America
Love Has No Labels was created with the mission to combat bias with love. Our campaigns aredesigned to flood culture with diverse images of love to normalize them, and thereby reduce our implicit bias towards those who are different from us.In its first year, Love Has No Labels demonstrated the power of love to bond two individuals together despite the bi...

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.