The 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. The current season is now closed.

Social Activism

This award honors the most effective and creative use of social media or digital by brands, organizations and institutions to address and dismantle systemic structural and interpersonal inequities based on race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability status and any intersection(s) thereof.

See previous winners and honorees here.
Being transgender at work
"Being transgender at work" is an in-depth article published in November 2021 on the lived experien…
Black representation in film and TV: The challenges and impact of increasing diversity
The main goal was to raise awareness of the lack of diversity in the US film and TV industry, speci…
Breaking Bread: A conversation on race in America
The mission of Heal America is to provide a path forward around issues of race through healing, red…
Cannabis in Common
For the first. time. ever. the federal legalization of cannabis was actually in our sights in 2021 …
Could Gen Z close the racial wealth gap through entrepreneurship?
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a Kansas City-based nonprofit that’s spent decades equippin…
Descoloniza
Descoloniza is a short-doc series produced by AJ+ Español – Al Jazeera’s digital channel for Spanis…
Diversity in fashion: Voices from the industry
The goal was to put a human face to some of the data about the industry's lack of diversity, and pa…
In The Know by Yahoo
In The Know by Yahoo’s objective was simple: Highlight social activism across multiple sectors, fro…
Inaccessible Cities
Inaccessible Cities is an interactive web experience that offers an intimate look into the lives of…
Meet The Logo Legends: Brooklyn Trans Liberation
Every year during Pride Month, Logo honors a collection of LGBTQ trailblazers who are blazing a pat…
Shine A Light
Across North America, antisemitism is on the rise.  According to the FBI, 55% of all religiously…
The People’s Map
In 2021 Vera Creative was hired by the non-profit organization CHANGE Illinois to help end gerryman…
VH1's Growing Up Black
The goal of Growing Up Black is to learn about what it’s like growing up Black in America from the …