3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

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.

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#IGNITEMYFUTURE
In developing Ignite My Future in School, DE and TCS chose to develop teacher resources based on computational thinking strategies (collect data, analyze data, find patterns, decompose problems, abstract, build models, develop algorithms) rather than another coding and computer science programs for middle school teachers and students. Ignite My Future in ...
#Romanovs100: 4,000 photos. 4 social networks. 1 family.
The Romanovs were pioneers of photography — in the early 20th century they owned the world's first portable Kodak cameras and captured almost every meaningful event in their lives. On July 17, 1918, the last Tsar of the Russian Empire, Nicholas Romanov, was executed with his wife and five children by the Bolsheviks. To pay tribute to the family, we merged...
1968.DIGITAL / Future History 1968
First documentary series in a mobile format "1968.Digital" (or Future History 1968 as seen on BuzzFeed News) brings the global battle for human rights to your smartphone.Protests and social movements are on the rise all over the world (#MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, #NoBanNoWall, #MarchForOurLives in the US) as right-wing parties are winning voters in Europe....
C0D3RS
As women in the computer science field still face scrutiny and are discouraged by things like the controversial memo leaked by a Google employee last summer, IBM, a leader for over 100 years in progressive thinking, stands up to celebrate the women of tech.Supporting females who code has always been in our DNA, and we're on a mission to help elevate anoth...
Curiosity Cube™ Sparks Scientific Curiosity
The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) sector is growing faster than any other in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Available jobs are predicted to increase 17 percent between 2014 and 2024, while non-STEM employment is expected to grow 12 percent. That said, according to the President's Council of Advisors on Scien...
EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live
Over the past century, we've seen our country undergo the most radical technological advancements, but the high school experience has remained virtually unchanged. We've gone from a Model T to a Tesla, from a switchboard to a smartphone, all while the high school learning model has stayed frozen in time.Recognizing the need for change, XQ set out to spark...
LIFEWTR - #BringArtBackToSchools
Right now in America, over 80% of schools face defunding, with art often the first subject to go. It's one of the main reasons why in Kindergarten, 80% of kids rank high in creativity but by second grade it drops to 10%—and by high school it's almost non-existent. This creative crisis inspired LIFEWTR, a brand that believes "art is as essential to life as...
Reading is Healing (For children in hospitals)
A hospital stay can be sad and scary, especially for a child. To help sick kids and in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd and the NEA's Read Across America Day, the Council for Professional Recognition decided to bring sick kids the joy of escaping with a good book. Our goal was to show the healing power of imagination, imagery and escape books bri...
Siemens Business to Society
As part of the new UN Sustainable Development Agenda, the long-term priorities are clear: End poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity. Siemens contributes to the achievement of these priorities by providing access to clean and affordable energy solutions, creating smart and livable cities and providing access to innovative healthcare systems. Ou...
Situation Project
It all began in 2011. Despite being located in one of the poorest congressional districts in the country, MS 343 was one of only 32 (out of the NYC Department of Education's approximately 1,800) public schools to receive an "A" on its city report card for five consecutive years. Principal Vincent Gassetto was looking for ways to continue the school's succ...
Social Media at Cambridge University
Cambridge University is over 800 years old but we wanted to show the world that we weren't stuck in the past. We wanted to use our presence on social media to be where our audiences were, and to use photography and video as much as possible to project a modern and relevant institution. That said, we didn't have a marketing budget, so all of our chann...
Your Tomorrow, Today
At Oracle, we are uniquely positioned to open pathways to innovation. With R&D centers around the world, a robust partner and customer ecosystem, the innovative Oracle Education Foundation, the global Oracle Giving program, and a network of passionate Oracle Volunteers, we are equipped to support future innovators with the resources they need to create to...
the Learning Generation
The Education Commission is a global initiative engaging world leaders, policy makers, researchers, and education advocates to ensure equal educational opportunity for children and young people. The organization's Learning Generation campaign was designed to connect social media users with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) – the c...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

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The late entry deadline for the shorty social good awards is september 20, 2018