3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories


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

Best in Gender Equality

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that encourages and fights for equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for all genders.
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#IPumpedHere
There is a serious lack of clean and comfortable pumping areas for breastfeeding working moms. In fact, 60% of women in the United States don't have basic workplace accommodations or adequate break time. As a result, of the 79% of moms who start out nursing their babies, only 18% are still exclusively breastfeeding by 6 months. Although poor pumping condi...
#NoMoreLimits | Menstrual Hygiene Day India 2018
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) celebrated on 28 May, was initiated by International NGO WASH United in 2014 to break the silence about menstruation & encourage conversations to normalize it. It raises awareness about the importance of menstrual hygiene management (MHM), catalyses' advocacy & highlights solutions that help achieve good MHM for all women...
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Anu and Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE
The US$1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE was created by philanthropists Anu and Naveen Jain in response to the mounting frequency of harassment and assault against women. The founders consider safety a fundamental human right instead of a luxury for women. "It is the foundation in achieving gender equality", said Anu Jain, yet one in three women globally ha...
Change the World (360 Animation Video)
With the Change the World video, Sesame Workshop set out to highlight messages of girls' education, girls' empowerment, and gender equality. This new, fun 360-degree animated format brings together girl Muppet characters from all over the world—Chamki and Raya from India and Zari from Afghanistan. They are adventurous and inquisitive and have big dreams. ...
LIFEWTR #ArtByAWoman
51% of today's visual artists are women, yet their work makes up less than 5% of permanent collections.This jarring disparity felt by women artists inspired action from LIFEWTR, a brand who believes "art is as essential to life as water." We began by showcasing new works from "Women in Art" on 20 million LIFEWTR bottles.Then we created "new galleries" for...
RestaurantHER
Women represent only 19% of chefs, and 7% of head chefs, across the culinary world. Beyond that, women chefs earn 28% less in base pay than their male counterparts.Grubhub recognized these issues and saw the need for serious change. So we started RestaurantHER to champion and support restaurants, and raise awareness about inequality in the restaurant indu...
She Will Be-Codella
Codella is a Miami based NGO that focus it's efforts in teaching coding to Hispanic girls from low income families around the Miami area. By doing that, they don't only provide an important tool to develop these girls future, but also a safe environment for these girls. The objective of this campaign was to create awareness of what Codella is doing for Hi...
SheIS x USTA Embrace All
In 1973, the US Open became the first of the Grand Slams to offer women equal prize money with their male counterparts, the only one of the four majors to do so in the 20th century.Continuing its commitment to gender equality, the US Open has now asked some of the biggest names in women's tennis to come together in support of "SheIS," a new initiative whi...
Smirnoff Equalizer
As a global brand, Smirnoff is challenged to remain relevant and equitable on a global scale. As a result, the brand takes on global initiatives that align to its core purpose of inclusivity – the belief that Smirnoff can use the power of good times to make the world more inclusive.Often, at the heart of good times is music, which is why Smirnoff, over it...
The Other Sanders
KFC is a progressive brand in a conservative countryKFC, a household Malaysian brand name, possesses a dominant 57% female workforce. The brand has always consciously recognized the special role women play at home, in the workplace and in our society. With International Women's Day KFC saw a unique opportunity to empower the women that front our business ...
Women in Coffee
Starbucks Reserve Abakundakawa is one of our most celebrated coffees. More remarkable than the coffee itself is the community that brings it to life. Our main objective for this social media campaign was to educate and inspire our followers to take a closer look at the extraordinary story behind the the Abakundakawa Cooperative of western Rwanda.Over half...
Zathu: Propelling a rising generation to forge a more equal Malawi
Malawi is a culturally diverse and beautiful country. It's also a country of deep inequalities and entrenched gender divides. Social norms dictate that girls and boys be kept apart. Platonic friendships are discouraged as culture dictates that the only relationship girls and boys have is a sexual one. Girls in Malawi are taught to 'avoid boys', and if she...

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, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

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